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Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill, right, with City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman at the congressman's meeting last month to discuss ways to stem violence in the police district in his congressional district. File Photo. | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times

House Ethics Committee looking at Rep. Bobby Rush

Sen. Mark Kirk's staff released this photo that they said was mold at Hines VA hospital. | Photo provided

Kirk continues to push for changes at Hines VA Hospital

Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., said on Friday that in a face-to-face meeting, he urged the head of the Hines VA Hospital to get a criminal defense attorney, since he will recommend an FBI investigation of the facility.


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.

Dan Pfeiffer, senior adviser to President Barack Obama, speaks Friday, July 25, 2014, at a reporters breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. | Michael Bonfigli/The Christian Science Monitor.

White House taking impeachment talk seriously, adviser says

Updated....WASHINGTON—White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Friday the lawsuit House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is planning against President Barack Obama “has opened the door” for some Republicans to consider “impeachment at some point in the future.”

Obama schedule, guidance, July 25, 2014. Central America leaders

WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama meets with the presidents of three Central American counties in the wake of the border children crisis. They are President Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala, President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, and President Salvador Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador. 

Ronnie "Woo Woo" Wickers is a big supporter of President Barack Obama — even though Obama is a White Sox fan. | Sun-Times file photo

Was Ronnie Woo at Obama rally in Los Angeles?

With all the wooing going on from one guy, it king of sounded like it.

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.

Kenneth C. Griffin and his wife, Anne Dias Griffin. | Andrew Campbell photography

Timing of divorce filing stuns billionaire Ken Griffin’s wife

Sneed is told that billionaire CEO Ken Griffin stunned his estranged second wife, Anne Dias Griffin, by filing for divorce Wednesday just before the courts closed while she and their three children were en route out of the country. News of the powerhouse couple’s divorce proceedings sent shockwaves throughout the philanthropic community, which is indebted to the couple’s generosity. It also saddened close friends.