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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about a new medical, health and biopharma innovation hub in the Merchandise Mart in August. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

Emanuel super PAC rakes in $2.4 million since late June

State Rep. Ken Dunkin, D-Chicago, speaks at a bill-signing ceremony with Gov. Pat Quinn at Quinn Chapel AME Church, 2401 S. Wabash Ave., in July. File Photo. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Media

Mugabe lobby trial might require some sifting through the b.s.

Strange things can happen when state legislators play foreign diplomat —especially, it would seem, if they are Illinois state legislators. Exhibit A: the ongoing federal trial of Chicago businessman C. Gregory Turner on charges he illegally lobbied on behalf of the government of Zimbabwe to lift U.S. sanctions on the African regime.


President Barack Obama talks with Mayor Rahm Emanuel as they walk over to greet people after Obama arrived at O'Hare International Airport in May. (AP File Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama to use Gary airport, not O'Hare or Midway after FAA fire

WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama will fly in and out of the airport at Gary, Ind., on Wednesday and Thursday, in the wake of flight delays still plaguing O'Hare and Midway airports following an arson fire on Friday damaging the FAA radar facility in Aurora. 

Accused White House intruder indicted

Accused White House fence-jumper Omar J. Gonzalez was indicted Tuesday on federal and local charges for allegedly intruding into the presidential mansion armed with a folding knife.


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.

GOP Chair Timothy Schneider told the City Club of Chicago that Republicans are gaining traction in four congressional races. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

IL GOP Party Chair predicts 'great energy' for Republicans in Nov

GOP Chair Timothy Schneider predicted November would bear plentiful fruit for Illinois Republicans, from the governor’s race to state house seats to Capitol Hill.

Thomas Barrows of Chicago Ricksaw, shown last year getting ready to head out for a Chicago Bulls game at the United Center. | Sun-Times library

Pedicab licensing slowed by downtown ban, operators say

Chicago pedicab owners have warned that they would be forced out of business by the city’s draconian plan to cap them at 200, permanently ban them from Michigan Avenue and State Street and keep them out of the Loop during rush hours.

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.