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Outgoing city treasurer Stephanie Neely said she was "amused" that GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner had tried to make her departure an issue in his campaign. | Sun-Times library

Tearful city treasurer addresses aldermen for final time

Sheila Simon (left) and Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.

WATCH: Topinka warns of 'heart attack' during forum with Simon

While it wasn't an official debate, current Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and her Democratic challenger Sheila Simon talked about the issues heading up the the election Monday night on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight."

Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea. | AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File

U.S.: 1 American released from North Korea

WASHINGTON — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.

An isolation device is displayed at O'Hare, which would protect the first responders from contamination by other people with deadly diseases, including the Ebola virus. | Al Podgorski / Chicago Sun-Times

U.S. issues Ebola travel restrictions, including O’Hare

WASHINGTON — Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday.

Unemployment rates fall in 31 states

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including many currently embroiled in tough political campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the midterm elections Nov. 4.

 
Democratic challenger, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, left, and Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott, answer questions during their second debate on Oct. 15, 2014 in Davie, Fla. | AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

Poll: Crist, Scott in dead heat in Florida

The Florida governor's race is so hotly-contested, not even an electric fan could help Gov. Rick Scott (R) and Charlie Crist (D) get some separation.

WATCH: Quinn, Rauner debate in 60 seconds

Did you miss last night's televised debate between Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner? Lucky for you, here are the major talking points, condensed into one minute.

Former President Bill Clinton greets audience members after speaking at a campaign event for Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., in Baton Rouge on Monday. | Gerald Herbert/AP

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. 

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.