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Mayor Rahm Emanuel testifies during a House Committee Hearing on Personnel and Pensions at the Illinois State Capitol in 2012. | Seth Perlman/AP

Chicago pension crisis balloons, underscoring calls for reform

President Barack Obama winks at the press as he prepares to depart the White House for Chicago on Wednesday. | Getty Images

LIVE BLOG: Obama speaks at Northwestern

President Barack Obama's is delivering a speech on the economy today at Northwestern University. Follow along here for live updates, plus live video when he begins speaking at 1:15 CDT.

Would Hillary Clinton give a speech in front of a Dungeons & Dragons group? | Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Dungeons & Dragons Kickstarter campaign features Hillary Clinton

Here are three things that don't normally go together: Hillary Clinton, Kickstarter and Dungeons & Dragons. Now they do, because one group wants to raise $200,000 to have Clinton speak "in Eric's Dad's basement in Greenpoint, Brooklyn."


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.

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George W. Bush: Obama doesn't call me

Former President George W. Bush says that President Barack Obama doesn't pick up the phone and call him regularly, but don't worry, Bush says, it "doesn't hurt my feelings."

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has previously said the Supreme Court would not duck the gay marriage issue as it did for years with bans on interracial marriage. | AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File

Supreme Court will not take up gay marriage cases — for now

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has taken no action on appeals asking it to take up the issue of same-sex marriage.

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.