WASHINGTON--Here is how Illinois House members voted on Wednesday on a measure to train and equip Syrian rebels to battle ISIS, also known as ISIL, which passed the House on a 273-156 roll call...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies during a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee September 17, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on "United States Strategy to Defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant." | Alex Wong / Getty Images
The Republican-controlled House has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels.
Who was the mystery passenger President Barack Obama greeted aboard a government aircraft after he spent most of the day in Florida? It was his wife, Michelle Obama.
This might come as a shock to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis. But I can read her Tweets. I say this because for some reason months ago, Lewis blocked me as a follower after I tried sending her a direct message to follow up on a story.
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.
Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the kickoff of the Nuns on the Bus tour Wednesday at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. | AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall
DES MOINES, Iowa — Vice President Joe Biden is apparently leaving the door open to U.S. ground troops helping Iraqi security forces repel Islamic State militants.
SPRINGFIELD — A Sangamon County judge is considering an appeal by Republican attorneys to remove a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor from the November ballot.
GOP gubernatorial nominee unveiled his ethics proposals Wednesday. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media
GOP nominee Bruce Rauner said if he is elected governor, he will seek a slew ethics reforms, including several proposed laws and constitutional amendments.
Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) wants to tighten the ordinance governing signs along Michigan Avenue to encourage understated signs like this one. | Fran Spielman/Sun-Times
Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) wants to raise the aesthetic bar for the special sign district already established along Michigan Avenue from Oak Street to Roosevelt Road.
Democrat Pat Quinn has taken to the airwaves in his latest attack on Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.
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.
One problem was exposed Wednesday when Michele Bachmann went to the House floor to preside over the chamber — she was showing too much skin.
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