ZAGREB, Croatia — The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday.
SPRINGFIELD — The Libertarian running for Illinois governor recognizes he has little chance of winning the November election, but he could play a significant role in deciding who does.
Before her stint with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart (left), Colleen Haran worked as a legislative aide from 1990 to 2007 for the City Council’s Committee on Finance, which is run by Ald. Ed Burke (14th), according to documents obtained from the sheriff’s office and interviews. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times
Collen Haran, 43, resigned in advance of being fired for alleged time theft – changing her attendance records to reflect that she was working when she really wasn’t, according to records the Better Government Association obtained from the sheriff’s office under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.
Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the North side of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Secret Service is coming under renewed scrutiny after a man scaled the White House fence and made it all the way through the front door before he was apprehended. | Susan Walsh / AP
WASHINGTON — The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday.
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.
Even with crime and taxes that Chicagoans rate as "one of the worst" in the nation, residents aren't ready to pack up and leave. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times
Despite the fact that about three-quarters of Chicagoans rate the metropolitan area as “one of the worst” in the country in terms of crime and tax rates, a majority would still live here if money was no object.
Now that Alderman Bob Fioretti has announced he's running for mayor, it's a good time to remind you—once again—that we have a runoff system for electing mayors in Chicago.
Election Day may not decide which party wins the Senate majority. Why?
Pumpkin pie should be our state pie, says a downstate lawmaker who figures that’s a sweet way to make sure people know that pumpkins are big business in Illinois.
In only a span of a few days, the two candidates for governor easily, if not accidentally, put their weaknesses on full display.
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.
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama is spending the weekend at Camp David.
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