A worker adjusting hoses during a hydraulic fracturing operation last month at an Encana Corp. gas well, near Mead, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Last year, Illinois patted itself on the back for enacting legislation to govern hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, that has what Gov. Pat Quinn called the best environmental protections in the nation. Now, some of those involved in the negotiations are fretting that the deal could become the legislative equivalent of a dry well.
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez speaks about the NATO 3 case at a news conference earlier this year. | Alex Wroblewski/Sun Times
Cook County prosecutors are seeking 14-year prison sentences for the three out-of-town protesters known as the NATO 3, according to a 48-page prosecution memo.
With self-congratulation but no debate, Chicago aldermen agreed Thursday to ban plastic bags but exempt restaurants and small independent retailers in a move that will require consumers to dramatically change their shopping habits.
A Republican lawmaker from New Hampshire has finally figured out why women make less than men: They're not as motivated, they shy away from working nights and weekends, and the ladies definitely don't like to work outdoors.
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
Friends and relatives wrote dozens of letters to the judge in Carla Oglesby's money laundering case, praising her kindness and humility and seeking leniency. The judge on Wednesday sentenced her to 6 1/2 years in prison. | Sun-Times Media File Photo
Dozens of letters to a Cook County judge praised Carla Oglesby, a former aide to then-Cook County Board President Todd Stroger as humble, helpful and kind. Prosecutors see her differently. Oglesby was sentenced Wednesday to 6 1/2 years in prison for money-laundering and theft.
How much federal money gets doled out to each state, and how much of a slice of that pie does Illinois get? For once, here's something involving money where we don't rank near the bottom.
At 1:15 p.m., Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office says there will be an announcement about "a new high-quality education opportunity" for Chicago Public Schools students.
GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner shakes hands at an Illinois Education Association Representative Assembly at the Chicago Hilton earlier this month. File Photo. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times
MOLINE — Governor candidate Bruce Rauner isn't attending a Republican dinner in Moline because he says he disagrees with past statements of a pastor asked to speak at the event.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Bill Foster D-Ill. heads to Winnetka on May 4 for a fundraiser hosted by the New Trier Democratic Organization at the home of Flip and Margaret Corboy.
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.
First lady Michelle Obama hugs Charlotte Bell, 10, after she handed Mrs. Obama her dad's resume during the White House's annual "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day." | AP Photo
WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees has taken a somber turn.
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