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A man was shot by a Chicago Police officer in the 13300 block of South Forrestville on Aug. 19, 2014. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times

Attorney says feds investigating shootings by Chicago police

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Most Americans worry about Obama's lack of strategy on ISIS

A new poll shows that voters consider Islamic terrorist group ISIS as a major threat to the United States and have an overwhelming amount of concern over President Barack Obama's strategy — or lack thereof — to deal with the problem.

LEFT: Scott K. Summers, candidate for Illinois governor. RIGHT: Sheldon Schafer, candidate for secretary of state.

2 Green Party candidates to run as write-ins

Two Illinois Green Party candidates whose statewide slate was knocked off the ballot last month will run as write-in candidates this November.

In this handout image shows American journalist Steven Sotloff (center with black helmet) talking to Libyan rebels on the Al Dafniya front line on June 2, 2011 in Misrata, Libya. Sotloff was kidnapped in August 2013 near Aleppo, Syria. | Getty Images

Islamic State claims to have executed journalist Steven Sotloff

BEIRUT — An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which called it retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.


Three Ways ACA is affecting Business

More often than not, when healthcare reform is brought up, the impact and the interests of businesses are lumped together, as if each faces with the same challenges as the next.

Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards. | AP file photo

6 things to know about Common Core

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.

Who is benefiting from the Lawndale Diabetes Project?

Gerry Allen, a resident of North Lawndale on Chicago’s West Side, suffered for years with unmanaged diabetes. But, thanks to an expanded community health initiative launched in April 2012 between a local hospital  and an insurance provider, he did something he thought he’d never do.

Fairbanks Mayor John Eberhart | AP file photo

Fairbanks spent $7,000 defending mayor's $37.50 election-law fine

The Alaska Public Offices Commission ordered Fairbanks Mayor John Eberhart to pay the $37.50 fine in May after concluding he broke a state law in the October 2013 election by sending an email on his city council email account, and since then, Fairbanks has paid about $7,000 during appeals, city attorney Paul Ewers said.