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"I had horrible luck on this one," Fleet and Facilities Management Commissioner David Reynolds said after a cockroach was spotted in the City Council chambers during his budget testimony on Thursday. | Fran Spielman/Sun-Times

Mayoral aide 'mortified' by giant cockroach in Council chambers

Gov. Pat Quinn (left) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel watch as President Barack Obama gives his speech in Cahn Auditorium at Northwestern University earlier this month. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media

Rahm finally puts money where his mouth is for Quinn

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel finally put some juice behind his insisted endorsement of Gov. Pat Quinn, giving the Quinn campaign $175,000 in recent days, according to a new campaign finance filing.

Darth Vader, leader of Ukraine's Internet Party, rides atop a car in Kiev, Ukraine. | AP

WATCH: Darth Vader, Stormtroopers hit campaign trail

Political campaigns in America would undoubtedly be more exciting if they all featured Darth Vader atop a black van while flames shoot out the top of it.

Martin O'Malley leaves the Dirksen Federal Building after his arraignment in September. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times

Key player in red light camera scandal plans to plead guilty

Martin O'Malley — a key player in Chicago's red light camera scandal involving Redflex Traffic Systems — plans to plead guilty in December, according to court records filed Wednesday.

Via screenshot's EZ form not so easy for legal immigrants

WASHINGTON —'s new EZ application for coverage can't be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens, prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long enrollment queues this year.

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.