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LBJ Presidential Library Director Mark Updegrove, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) arrive in the Great Hall at the LBJ Presidential Library on the third day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library April 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ricardo Brazziell-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama presidential library: Panel advances $100 million boost

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

Analysis: Pension reforms to cost workers $55 million by 2025

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.

City misses chance to share in $2.2 million fraud judgment

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.

Why police recover more guns in Chicago than any other city

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.

First ever Obama Presidential Library hearing: Who is testifying

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

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

GENEVA — Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.

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

Jimmy Carter talks gender equality

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.