Three unemployed men start a fire for cooking in a vacant lot in New York City on March 23, 1932. | AP file photo
WASHINGTON — Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.
There's a significant fluctuation in the unemployment rate across Illinois from one county to another.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday morning added to his schedule a meeting with members of this National Security Council. Earlier, he is meeting with new Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign debuted a new television ad Thursday, targeting Republican Bruce Rauner for at one point advocating a cut in the state's $8.25-an-hour minimum wage.
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.
Republicans received some bad news, thanks to a new report commissioned by two major Republican groups, including one backed by Carl Rove. | AP file photo
The GOP is "stuck in the past," "lacking compassion" and "intolerant," based on a stinging report commissioned by two major Republican groups.
WASHINGTON — After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy rebounded vigorously in the April-June quarter, growing at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent, slightly faster than first estimated.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision?
WASHINGTON — With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama's lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale they believe will withstand scrutiny and survive any court challenges, administration officials say.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks to reporters after the Chicago Public Schools Annual Back to School Inter-Faith Breakfast at the New Life Community Church, 5101 S. Keeler, on Tuesday. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is forging ahead with his plan to turn a 311 non-emergency number that fields 3.4 million calls-a-year into more of a two-way street in a way that could benefit him politically. One year after issuing a request-for-proposals to develop “constituent relationship management modernization software” for a 311 system virtually unchanged since its launch 15 years ago, City Hall has narrowed the competition to two and will begin contract negotiations with both bidders.
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.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett at the Chicago Board of Education meeting on Wednesday. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media
Chicago’s Board of Education unanimously changed how it ranks its schools Wednesday, introducing minimums that will benefit the highest-performing schools and potentially lessen the number of schools at the bottom.
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