Ald. Ricardo Munoz (22nd) says Cook County Democratic Party chairman Joe Berrios had no right to put the party’s resources at the disposal of the mayor. | Sun-Times file photo
Not all Democratic committeemen in Chicago are happy that the Cook County Democratic Party is helping Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s re-election effort. “The Cook County Democratic Party’s Chicago contingent has not voted to endorse anybody yet, and the party cannot circulate until there is an official endorsement,” says Ald. Ricardo Munoz (22nd).
Not only are Iowa residents lacking enthusiasm over a presidential run by Hillary Clinton, but emails sent by liberal activists show there's significant dissatisfaction with the Democratic front-runner.
Enjoy the easy money while it lasts.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent, the sixth straight monthly decrease in the state's jobless rate, according to figures released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
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.
Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner, a Democrat, is endorsing state Rep. Tom Cross, R-Oswego, in his bid for state treasurer. Weisner calls Cross, who is running against state Sen. Michael Frerichs, D-Champaign, a "down-to-earth individual." Frerichs' camp, meanwhile, questioned whether the endorsement had to do with Cross' law firm representing the city of Aurora. | AP Photo/M. Spencer Green
SPRINGFIELD — The former top House Republican, state Rep. Tom Cross, has picked up a key Fox Valley endorsement from the other side of the partisan divide in his bid for state treasurer.
Even if it was graded on a curve, it wouldn't have helped. Simply put, Americans are completely clueless about how their government works, a national survey shows.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a forum sponsored by the Center for American Progress in Washington on Thursday. | AP Photo/Molly Riley
WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women's economic security into a political movement in the November elections and beyond, pointing to an issue that could animate a future presidential campaign.
SPRINGFIELD — A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.
President Barack Obama, right, talks with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, as he walks off Air Force One after arriving at O'Hare during a visit to Chicago in May. | AP file
Determined to resurrect his plummeting support among African-American voters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is dropping plans to name a new, $60 million selective enrollment high school on the Near North Side after his former boss, President Barack Obama.
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 — The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law — down from 8 million reported earlier this year.
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