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Illinois High School Association Executive Director Marty Hickman speaks with reporters before testifying at a House committee hearing at the state Capitol in Springfield in May. (AP File Photo/Seth Perlman.)

BGA lawsuit aims to lift veil on IHSA finances

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. | AP file photo

Ryan proposes merging 11 anti-poverty programs

WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty.

If Hillary Clinton were to run for president in 2016, and if the election was held today, she'd easily win, according to a new poll. | AP Photo

Hillary Clinton dominates GOP in Florida, new poll shows

Even in Florida, voters would rather see another Clinton in the White House than another Bush, with a new poll showing Hillary Clinton has as much as a 21 percentage point lead over potential GOP candidates.

Ken Griffin with his wife, Anne Dias Griffin | File photo

Billionaire Ken Griffin, chief of Citadel, files for divorce

Billionaire Ken Griffin, the founder and CEO of Citadel LLC, a hedge fund and financial services firm based in Chicago, has filed for divorce from his wife, Anne Dias Griffin, a hedge-fund executive from France. Griffen also recently made news for his record-breaking $2.5 million contribution to Bruce Rauner’s gubernatorial campaign.

 

Three Ways ACA is affecting Business

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.

President Barack Obama walks down the stairs of Air Force One after he arrived at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday. | Getty Images

This time, Obama fundraising is a bit of 'Scandal'

LOS ANGELES — Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about "phony scandals" in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and dishonor among Washington's political elite.

The Willis Clan performs on Wednesday's episode of "America's Got Talent." | NBC photo

Willis Clan moves on to next round of ‘America’s Got Talent'

After Wednesday night's show, the Willis Clan got the go-ahead from "America's Got Talent" judges to move on to the next round at Radio City Music Hall. Performers are vying for a $1 million prize. The Willis Clan will appear on the show again on Tuesday, performing live from the storied New York City theater.

Who is benefiting from the Lawndale Diabetes Project?

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.

Former President George H.W. Bush, right, is congratulated on his parachute jump by his son, former President George W. Bush, far left, his wife Barbara Bush and his tandem team partner Mike Elliott on his 90th birthday in Kennebunkport, Maine on June 12, 2014. | AP file photo

Barbara Bush says George H.W. was 'best president ever'

There's no question where Barbara Bush's loyalties lie. But you'd think the "best president ever" would have been elected to a second term.