SPRINGFIELD-Senate Democrats gave a cold shoulder Wednesday to a push by Republican House and Senate leaders to impose term limits on the governor and other statewide officeholders.
Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno with House Minority Leader Jim Durkin. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times
Are too many people moving out of Illinois? This week, Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno said there are.
WASHINGTON--The White House hosts a conference on working families in Chicago on Monday, featuring a cast of Chicagoans-- White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett; First Lady Chief of Staff Tina Tchen, in her role as White House Council on Women and Girls Executive Director, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. and Rep. Jan Schakowsky D-Ill.
Chicago would throw the book at the “worst actors” in the valet parking industry — companies that operate without a license and those using counterfeit pay-and-display parking receipts — under a crackdown advanced Wednesday.
Earlier this month I attended the Clean Energy Trust’s Clean Energy Challenge, where teams of entrepreneurial students pitched a series of ideas that could set the world on a better path by using the free market to attack serious problems looming
Jeb Bush is getting a little more vocal about his intentions for 2016 and admitted on Monday that he's "thinking about running for president."
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (second from right) talks with President Barack Obama at Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo. | Getty Images
TOKYO — Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources elsewhere.
We already know that compared to other states, Illinois isn't very dependent on the federal government. And some new data shows that we also have one of the smallest percentage of our workforce on government payrolls.
On Wednesday, Sen. Dick Durbin shot out a tweet in honor of Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary, but didn't mention his list of "countless indigities" in baseball, such as lights at Wrigley.
When Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) meets with the Congressional Black Caucus next week, former chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) said he will bring up Ryan's previous comments about inner city poverty. While Cleaver insisted the meeting with Ryan will be more "light than heat," he did provide a preview of it Wednesday on MSNBC.
It’s not news that Chicago has a gun problem. But that doesn’t make it any more palatable for Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, a firm believer in systems management and improved gun laws as he works to reduce crime in the city.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s City Council floor leader tried again Wednesday to extend the hours of Sunday liquor sales in Chicago — and succeeded by appeasing colleagues concerned about exacerbating an outdoor drinking problem that creates a breeding ground for other crime.
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