Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pension reform plan will cost workers $55 million by 2025 and reduce their benefits by 14 percent, an independent analysis has concluded. | AP
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise employee contributions by 29 percent to save two city employee pension funds will cost workers $55 million by 2025 and reduce their benefits by 14 percent, an independent analysis has concluded.
Congress has sunk to a new low, at least when it comes to its performance ratings, based on a new Rasmussen Reports national survey.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has “resuscitated” Chicago’s scandal-ridden minority business program, but missed a chance to share in a $2.2 million forfeiture judgment stemming from a minority business fraud by not designating the inspector general’s office as a “law enforcement organization,” Inspector General Joe Ferguson alleged Thursday.
Well, that didn't take long. People have already started putting their own spin on the selfie that Barack Obama and Joe Biden took yesterday. So we have too.
It’s not news that Chicago has a gun problem. But that doesn’t make it any more palatable for Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, a firm believer in systems management and improved gun laws as he works to reduce crime in the city.
There's no shortage of fake and parody Twitter accounts out there, many of which are ridiculously popular. Just don't get any ideas of setting one up that makes fun of an elected official in Peoria.
For the first time, the players angling for the Obama Presidential Library and Museum in Chicago are surfacing in public — testifying Thursday morning at an Illinois State House hearing for a proposal backed by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan D-Chicago to bolster local bids by having the state appropriate $100 million "from the Capital Development Fund to the Capital Development Board for the construction of a presidential library and museum dedicated to the legacy of President Barack Obama."
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia at the start of a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine as diplomats from the United States, Ukraine, Russia and the European Union gather for discussions in Geneva, Switzerland. | AP Photo
GENEVA — Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.
In hypothetical matchups, Hillary Clinton would beat top three GOP candidates by at least 8 percentage points, according to Fox News poll.
Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo (R) is pairing up with Ted Nugent to give away one AR-15 to a supporter. He's just one of many candidates using free guns as a new campaign weapon.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, visited children suffering from schistosomiasis during their Feb. 15, 2007, trip to Nasarawa North, Nigeria. The Carters traveled to the community to bring national attention to the country's need to make disease prevention methods and treatments with the medicine praziquantel more accessible in its rural and impoverished communities. Photo courtesy of The Carter Center
Human trafficking, unequal pay, sexual assault. We have “a long way to go” in solving these issues, according to former President Jimmy Carter, who hopes his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power,” will prompt societal change in the way we approach these problems.
President Barack Obama on Thursday at the White House meets with vets participating in the Wounded Warriors Soldier Ride and then huddles with representatives of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and with insurance executives.
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