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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the Star Scholarships program Wednesday. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times

CPS students with good GPA might get free ride to City Colleges

A traveler looks at a flight departure board Monday at O'Hare. | AP Photo/Teresa Crawford

Emanuel frustrated with FAA response, lack of backup plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday expressed frustration with how long it is taking federal aviation officials to the local air-traffic control system back to normal.


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.

Former President Jimmy Carter gives 11-month-old Maggie Shoulta a hug as she enjoys a cup of home made ice cream during his 90th birthday party on Sunday. | AP

Jimmy Carter says he 'could have wiped Iran off the map' in 1980

Former President Jimmy Carter says in 1980, he could have taken action that would have eliminated any nuclear threats from Iran today. In fact, he says he could have gotten rid of Iran altogether.

President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office on Wednesday morning. | AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Obama, Netanyahu press each other politely but firmly

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed each other politely but firmly Wednesday to address areas of tension in their relationship, with the U.S. president calling for an end to Palestinian civilian deaths and the Israeli leader warning of the consequences of leaving Iran with nuclear capabilities.

Emotional Montel Williams to Obama: 'Make the call!'

During a hearing before a House panel, an emotional Montel Williams made a plea to President Barack Obama to call Mexican President Nieto regarding the imprisonment of U.S. Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi. "The president needs to pick up the phone ... make the call!" Williams said.

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson greets chairman of the House Oversight Committee U.S. Rep Darrel Issa, R-CA, (center) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) before she testifies to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday. | Getty Images

Democrat on Secret Service head: 'I think this lady has to go'

A day after Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was grilled before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, called for Pierson's resignation — then quickly backtracked on Twitter.

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.