FERGUSON, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.
David Waddel takes his Klingon very seriously. When he resigned from the Indian Trail town council earlier this year, he wrote his resignation letter in Klingon.
Bruce Rauner wants the Illinois Supreme Court to allow a question about term limits to appear on the November ballot. | Associated Press Photo
Republican Bruce Rauner announced Thursday he would file an emergency petition with the Illinois Supreme Court, urging them to allow a November ballot initiative that would impose term limits on legislators.
Depending on who you ask, red light cameras are supposed to make Chicago’s streets safer. Or they're simply a cash cow for the city, with some saying the cameras are excessive and give unfair violations.
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.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced details of Illinois' share of a massive settlement. | Sandra Guy/Sun-Times
The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel participate in a Divvy bike neighborhood tour in October as part of Chicago Ideas Week. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Media
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to make Chicago’s Divvy bike-sharing program the largest in North America — with 4,750 bikes and 475 stations in 31 wards — has hit another speed bump.
WASHINGTON — U.S. aircraft are continuing their assault on Islamic State militants in Iraq, conducting six airstrikes overnight to help solidify Iraqi and Kurdish forces' efforts to retake and maintain control of the Mosul Dam.
WASHINGTON — The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun.
The cast of "The Walking Dead" knows a few things about traffic safety, considering how quickly a herd of "walkers" can turn a drive down the road into a deadly encounter.
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.
Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department is launching a criminal investigation into the beheading of American journalist James Foley in an attempt to use the criminal justice system to go after terrorists.
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