Watch for state Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) to tender his formal resignation from the Senate around Aug. 1 — so he can officially become the next chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority.
The fine folks at the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water might want to keep closer tabs on who is logged into its Twitter account — and when.
"And if you do, is the tan uniform?" Stephen Colbert wondered.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S. That was the genesis of a law six years ago that is now at the center of an immigration crisis at the nation's Southern border.
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.
If Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn wins, he’ll push for making the 5 percent income tax rate permanent. If Republican Bruce Rauner wins, he’ll push for sales taxes on services and take his four-year term to bring down the income tax rate to the 3 percent mark, where it was before Democrats raised it. | AP file photo
Our governor candidates, for now, have set aside the prairie chickens, the scary fairy tale mascots and the juvenile fake press releases. We all know we’re in deep in Illinois and we finally have a sign from Republican governor nominee Bruce Rauner that he recognizes it, too.
Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton (left), the mother of Chicago shooting victim Hadiya Pendleton, stands next to Michelle Obama in U.S. House of Representatives before the State of the Union speech by President Barack Obama on Feb. 12, 2013. | Courtesy ABC Network News
The Shamiya tragedy: Sneed is wondering if the tragic death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, who was killed by a stray bullet during a sleepover with friends Friday in West Garfield Park, will be addressed by first lady Michelle Obama when she hits town Thursday for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser.
In a Thursday, July 3, 2014 file photo, Detroit retirees Mike Shane, left, and William Davis protest near the federal courthouse in Detroit on July 3, 2014. | AP photo
Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy, the city announced Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama reportedly are in escrow on a contemporary $4.25 million home in a gated community in Rancho Mirage, Calif. | AP file photo
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle have made no promises about returning to Chicago after their run in the White House is over, and it appears they're taking the first step on relocating away from the Windy City's harsh winters.
City officials postponed a “homeless outreach” effort planned for Monday night in which Chicago Police and Park District security personnel were scheduled to root out individuals sleeping in tents along the north lakefront. It may be coincidental, but the change of plans didn’t come until late Monday afternoon after I’d made a few calls to learn more about the “outreach,” which sounded a lot like a sweep or crackdown to me.
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.
The recent FBI raid at the Des Plaines headquarters of Concept Schools focused on many of the politically connected charter-school operator’s top administrators and companies with close ties to Concept, according to federal documents obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.
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