Ka-thunk! Of all the satisfying physical aspects of riding a Divvy bike in downtown Chicago — standing on the pedals to pick up speed and make it through that yellow light, dragging the pad of your thumb across the serrated wheel that rrrrings the bell — returning the blue bomber to its station port after a jaunt and slamming the thing home is one of the more satisfying.
It looks like the gloves are off in the divorce of one of Chicago’s wealthiest couples. In an explosive response to the divorce filing from her husband, billionaire investor Ken Griffin, Anne Dias Griffin filed a petition in Cook County court Tuesday demanding the couple’s premarital agreement be dissolved because it was signed under duress.
Chicago Police officers watch as paramedics attend to Marlon Horton, 28, who was shot by an officer outside a CHA building nearly a year ago. | Photo from surveillance video
Marlon Horton, 28, was fatally shot by an off-duty Chicago Police officer outside a CHA building nearly a year ago. The shooting was captured by a surveillance camera located in the lobby of the building at 1815 W. Monroe. On Wednesday, lawyers representing Horton’s family plan to distribute transcripts of the 911 calls the officers made after Horton was shot. Jarrod Horton, the deceased man’s older brother, called the shooting “barbaric” and “cold-blooded murder.”
President Barack Obama is sending 350 more U.S. military personnel into Iraq as Islamic State crisis deepens.
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.
Ira Goldman with his invention, the Knee Defender, at Washington's Reagan National Airport in 2003. Goldman invented the device, a beeper-sized block of plastic that lets airline passengers prevent the seat in front of them from reclining. (AP File Photo/Susan Walsh)
This is just so ridiculous that some airline passengers are going out and buying those Knee Defender gadgets to prevent the person in front of them from reclining their seat. I’m appalled. After all, as most tall people have learned by now, you can accomplish the same thing with the strategic use of the in-flight magazine, conveniently located in the seat pocket in front of you.
MILWAUKEE — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan blamed the Obama administration Tuesday for contributing to the circumstances that led to the swift ascent of the Islamic State, a militant group that purportedly beheaded a second American journalist in two weeks.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk talks Tuesday at a Bruce Rauner news conference announcing the Veterans for Rauner Coalition. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to “bomb the hell” out of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, as the Illinois Republican offered sobering advice to family members of those held captive by the Islamic militant group. “I would say to any family member: If your family member is in ISIS’ hands, it’s not likely that person’s going to return,” said Kirk.
See, who says opposing sides can't get along? Rauner and Quinn dueling mascots, Quinnocchio and Baron von Moneybags spent some time together at the Illinois State Fair.
WBEZ has taken a look at opposition researchers, and specifically, who is shoveling what during the campaign season.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2011 decision to double water and sewer rates over a four-year period--followed by annual rate hikes to keep pace with inflation — was a bitter pill to swallow for 5.3 million city and suburban customers. But it paid dividends on Wall Street Tuesday.
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.
Coming in at No. 1 is philanthropist Marsha Z. Laufer, who has padded Democrats' bottom line by $384,900. Investment firm founder Charles R. Schwab comes in second, with $338,900 going to Repbublicans.
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