Vice President Joe Biden speaks on voting rights at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas. | AP Photo
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.
It's not as good as President Barack Obama's performance on "Between Two Ferns," but it's close.
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
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.
As if Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn't already have his hands full with the mess in Ukraine, he now wants to get involved in the situation in the Gaza Strip.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON — The Senate is moving toward passage of an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs.
Not only is Joe Biden the most photogenic vice president in history, but he's also pretty good handing the white board.
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
The Chicago Board of Education is voting today on its budget. Get live updates from Lauren FitzPatrick and other reporters at the board meeting.
Bruce Rauner's campaign released another TV ad today blasting Gov. Pat Quinn on everything from a tax hike to headlines hitting his administration over a criminal probe.
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
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.
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