There is a clause in the rules for empowering a black boy.
A boost in six-county sales tax receipts is more than compensating for the operating hit January’s bitter cold caused the region’s transit agencies and should fuel fatter 2015 transit budgets, officials said Wednesday.
Spencer Geiger, left, of Virginia Beach, and Carl Johanson, of Norfolk, hold signs as they demonstrate outside Federal Court in Norfolk, Va. in February. | AP
The court on Wednesday granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to block same-sex marriages across the state while the issue is being appealed to the Supreme Court. The court provided no explanation for its order.
Journalist James Foley went to the Middle East in 2008 when he embedded with the Indiana National Guard 76th Infantry unit as it prepared to head to Iraq, and sent back several dispatches as a correspondent for the Post-Tribune, a sister publication of the Chicago Sun-Times.
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.
WASHINGTON — American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks.
Attorney General Eric Holder shakes hands with Bri Ehsan, 25, right, following his meeting with students at St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley near Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday. | AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
CLAYTON, Mo. — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reassured college students Wednesday in suburban St. Louis, a few miles from where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer, and a small group of protesters gathered outside a building where a grand jury was expected to begin hearing evidence to determine whether the officer should be charged.
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden hits Chicago on Monday to headline a fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn, delivering on the White House pledge to help the Illinois Democrat and an event to benefit the Democratic House political operation.
SPRINGFIELD — Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis inched closer to a formal bid to unseat Rahm Emanuel as mayor with the creation of a formal campaign committee with the State Board of Elections Wednesday morning.
AUSTIN, Texas — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.
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.
Sen. Dick Durbin (second from left) is joined by other local officials at a news conference Wednesday calling for upgrades to tanker rail cars used to haul hazardous or flammable materials. | Sandra Guy/Sun-Times
Sen. Dick Durbin met with local officials Wednesday to look for ways to make sure a tragedy that occurred last year in Quebec is not repeated here.
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