President Barack Obama is sending 350 more U.S. military personnel into Iraq as Islamic State crisis deepens.
Ira Goldman with his invention, the Knee Defender, at Washington's Reagan National Airport in 2003. Goldman invented the device, a beeper-sized block of plastic that lets airline passengers prevent the seat in front of them from reclining. (AP File Photo/Susan Walsh)
This is just so ridiculous that some airline passengers are going out and buying those Knee Defender gadgets to prevent the person in front of them from reclining their seat. I’m appalled. After all, as most tall people have learned by now, you can accomplish the same thing with the strategic use of the in-flight magazine, conveniently located in the seat pocket in front of you.
MILWAUKEE — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan blamed the Obama administration Tuesday for contributing to the circumstances that led to the swift ascent of the Islamic State, a militant group that purportedly beheaded a second American journalist in two weeks.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk talks Tuesday at a Bruce Rauner news conference announcing the Veterans for Rauner Coalition. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to “bomb the hell” out of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, as the Illinois Republican offered sobering advice to family members of those held captive by the Islamic militant group. “I would say to any family member: If your family member is in ISIS’ hands, it’s not likely that person’s going to return,” said Kirk.
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.
See, who says opposing sides can't get along? Rauner and Quinn dueling mascots, Quinnocchio and Baron von Moneybags spent some time together at the Illinois State Fair.
WBEZ has taken a look at opposition researchers, and specifically, who is shoveling what during the campaign season.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2011 decision to double water and sewer rates over a four-year period--followed by annual rate hikes to keep pace with inflation — was a bitter pill to swallow for 5.3 million city and suburban customers. But it paid dividends on Wall Street Tuesday.
Coming in at No. 1 is philanthropist Marsha Z. Laufer, who has padded Democrats' bottom line by $384,900. Investment firm founder Charles R. Schwab comes in second, with $338,900 going to Repbublicans.
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.
Two Illinois Green Party candidates whose statewide slate was knocked off the ballot last month will run as write-in candidates this November.
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.
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
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.
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