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Ald. John Pope (10th, left) with Thomas J. Sadzak, who works for the alderman despite being on the city's "do-not-hire" list.

Ald. Pope rehired city worker who quit after harassment claim

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks last week during a rally at Jackie Robinson Park to celebrate the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars' national championship in the Little League World Series. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Media

Jackie Robinson West did hard part, now it’s up to the rest of us

The story of Jackie Robinson West is also a reminder that a systemic problem in any of Chicago’s neighborhoods — violence, poverty, failing schools or homelessness — is a problem in our own. It’s something the politicians at Jackie Robinson West’s victory rally should remember, too: The victories of our youth come only when we take the steps necessary to prevent the losses.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Nexenta OpenSDx Summit on Thursday in San Francisco. | AP Photo/Noah Berger

Potential 2016 candidates jockeying for position

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting line in the 2016 race for the White House.

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Eric Cantor joins Wall Street firm, gets seven-figure pay raise

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's new job will pay him more than the $193,400 in salary he received as House majority leader. He is set to receive $400,000 in base salary, an initial cash amount of $400,000 and $1 million in initial restricted stock units, Moelis disclosed in a new Securities and Exchange Commission filing Tuesday.


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.

Obama guidance & press schedule Sept. 2, 2014. To Estonia

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama departs Tuesday afternoon for Estonia where he will meet with the presidents of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in the wake of Russia pushing into Ukraine. After that, he swings over Wales for the upcoming NATO summit.

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at Laborfest 2014 at the Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee on Monday. | AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

WASHINGTON — For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fears in other former Soviet republics.

GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

DECATUR — The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington. Dismay over accusations and negative advertising in Illinois' state races. Lack of interest in the Nov. 4 election. While the complaints transcend party allegiances and demographic boundaries, Republicans are aiming to capitalize on the frustrations and predicted low voter turnout to take back a number of congressional districts across Illinois and help the GOP solidify its hold on the House just two years after losing most of the state's competitive seats.

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.

President Barack Obama hugs Chris Harris, vice president of United Steel Workers Local 2-209, after being introduced at Laborfest 2014 at Henry Maier Festival Park on Monday in Milwaukee. Obama renewed his call for an increase in the minimum wage. | Morry Gash/AP

Obama renews call for Congress to OK minimum wage increase

"By almost every measure the American economy and American workers are better off than when I took office," President Barack Obama said Monday in Milwaukee, where he listed a string of improving economic indicators even while acknowledging that not all people are benefiting.