Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the North side of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Secret Service is coming under renewed scrutiny after a man scaled the White House fence and made it all the way through the front door before he was apprehended. | Susan Walsh / AP
WASHINGTON — The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday.
Even with crime and taxes that Chicagoans rate as "one of the worst" in the nation, residents aren't ready to pack up and leave. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times
Despite the fact that about three-quarters of Chicagoans rate the metropolitan area as “one of the worst” in the country in terms of crime and tax rates, a majority would still live here if money was no object.
Now that Alderman Bob Fioretti has announced he's running for mayor, it's a good time to remind you—once again—that we have a runoff system for electing mayors in Chicago.
Election Day may not decide which party wins the Senate majority. Why?
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.
Pumpkin pie should be our state pie, says a downstate lawmaker who figures that’s a sweet way to make sure people know that pumpkins are big business in Illinois.
In only a span of a few days, the two candidates for governor easily, if not accidentally, put their weaknesses on full display.
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama is spending the weekend at Camp David.
WASHINGTON--The State Department on Friday released the names of more than 50 nations plus the European Union and NATO who are part of the U.S.-led "global effort" to destroy the Islamic State militants, also known as ISIL or ISIS.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin accused his Republican opponent, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, of being a “walking inversion,” and called on him to raise the wages of those scooping ice cream at Oberweis Dairies across the state as well as disclose the ratio of women to men in his business.
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.
National Football League Commissioner, Roger Goodell, addresses the media Friday. (AP File Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Carmine Galasso)
Long before Baltimore Raven’s running back Ray Rice cold-cocked his then-finance in an elevator and before Minnesota Viking’s MVP Adrian Peterson whipped his four-year-old son bloody with a wooden switch, there have been so many other so-called “teachable moments” from which the league was unwilling to learn anything.
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