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City Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan in his Chicago office, in 2012. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

City Council IG goes to court to force city to pay him

Cannabis grows best in the sunshine

While cannabis is still illegal under federal laws, Illinois is now one of 21 states that have created a legal framework for its medical production and distribution. There has been a lot of reporting on the new industry, but a fundamental question has been largely overlooked: How should legal cannabis be grown?

Former President Bill Clinton appears with U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (left) and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn as they address workers, labor leaders and business leaders at Wheatland Tube Co. on Tuesday in Chicago. | AP Photo/M. Spencer Green

Bill Clinton stumps for Quinn; tells workers to look to future

It's just another day of a steady stream of star-studded pols strutting through town to stump for Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election. And Tuesday means former President Bill Clinton. For Bruce Rauner, it means Chris Christie in Rockford. 

From Jan. 1 through Oct. 8, $387,928 was paid out to 1,302 motorists whose vehicles were damaged by potholes as far back as 2008. | Al Podgorski~Chicago Sun-Times

Motorists file 5,179 vehicle damage claims tied to potholes

Chicago motorists filed 5,179 vehicle damage claims “specific to potholes” this year — an avalanche twice as large as the last four years combined — thanks to the road remnants of a brutal winter that wouldn’t quit, the city clerk disclosed Tuesday.

First lady Michele Obama campaigns for Iowa Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley during a rally Tuesday at the University of Iowa. | AP Photo/Justin Hayworth

Michelle Obama asks students to vote early in Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa — First lady Michelle Obama tried to give Democrats a boost in a key U.S. Senate race Tuesday, urging college students in Iowa to vote early for Bruce Braley.

Unemployment rates fall in 31 states, including Illinois

WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections.

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.

Wyoming latest state to allow same-sex marriages

Gay couples began to apply for marriage licenses Tuesday, shortly after the state began to recognize same-sex unions, albeit far more quietly than in other places where bans were recently struck down.