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Former Mayor Richard M. Daley leaves Northwestern Memorial Hospital in February. File Photo. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times

Daley will not be called to testify in Park Grill case

Vice President Joe Biden speaks on voting rights at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas. | AP Photo

Biden blasts voting restrictions in speech to NAACP

LAS VEGAS — Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday called on members of the NAACP to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party's base before the midterm elections.

The city will offer thousands of motorists who were nabbed by red-light cameras at a dozen intersections a chance to appeal those tickets one more time. That could add up to about 9,000 tickets. | Sun-Times File Photo

Emanuel offers appeal for 9,000 mysterious red-light tickets

Motorists who got one of the roughly 9,000 tickets issued during apparent "spikes" in red-light camera enforcement at a dozen intersections will be notified of a chance to have those violations reviewed one more time, under a plan unveiled Wednesday.

 

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.

Voters will get to weigh in on whether or not there should be a ban on the sale and transfer of assault weapons. | AP Photo

County Board sends assault weapons referendum to the ballot

Cook County voters will get to say in November whether they believe the state should enact tougher gun laws, including an outright ban on the sale and transfer of assault weapons. 

Chicago Public School CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett listens to opening remarks at a Chicago Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. | Sun-Times File Photo

LIVE BLOG: CPS votes on budget

The Chicago Board of Education is voting today on its budget. Get live updates from Lauren FitzPatrick and other reporters at the board meeting.

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.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents take undocumented immigrants into custody on Monday near Falfurrias, Texas. | Getty Images

House GOP: Use National Guard, not $3.7 billion in border crisis

WASHINGTON — House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard.