Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday condemned the senseless act of violence that deprived an innocent, 11-year-old girl of her chance to grow up and realize her dreams.
President Barack Obama talks about his basketball game with customers at Canter's Deli in Los Angeles. | AP Photo
President Barack Obama has no problem making excuses for his performance — on the basketball court, that is.
SPC Daniel Jackson and his dog Bailey, with the 904th Military Police Detachment, search through caves looking for weapons caches during a patrol with the U.S. Army's 4th squadron 2nd Cavalry Regiment in February near Kandahar, Afghanistan. | Getty Images
Dogs have been serving in the various branches of the military almost as long as humans. And now, a group is pushing for those dogs to be treated with respect they've earned, just like their handlers.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle presides over a Cook County Board Meeting in May. File Photo. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media
Turning a popular political saying on its side, a majority of Cook County commissioners on Wednesday were against it before they were for it.
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.
For Vice President Joe Biden, it all comes down to money. And a window with a view.
Sixty-nine percent of Republicans say it's not feasible for them to live off $7.25 an hour, but only 37 percent of them are in favor of raising the minimum wage.
Near North Commander William Dunn talks to a mayoral staffer during Thursday's City Council hearing on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's crackdown on graffiti. Dunn told the council's Public Safety Committee that it is very hard to catch graffiti vandals in the act. | Fran Spielman/Sun-Times
Chicago aldermen know they're probably fighting a losing battle against graffiti, considering that the perpetrators are hard to catch, but they're trying anyway. On Thursday, the City Council's Public Safety Committee approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s to raise fines that can be levied against the vandals and even impose fines and their guardians.
Gov. Pat Quinn and Rev. Michael Pfleger led a weekly peace walk in the streets around Saint Sabina earlier this month. File Photo. | Alex Wroblewski / Sun-Times
Gov. Pat Quinn opened up a new line of attack against his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner -- focusing on Rauner's support for military-style "assault" weapons. Quinn is seizing on the issue now as Cook County approved a ballot measure asking voters whether the military-style weapons should be banned and about universal background checks.
WASHINGTON — House Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit that accuses President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law.
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.
Illinois state Rep. Darlene Senger, R-Naperville, has released a new digital ad hitting U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill. on taxes and jobs.
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