Keynote speaker Barack Obama, candidate for the Senate from Illinois, speaks to delegates during the Democratic National Convention at the FleetCenter in Boston, Tuesday, July 27, 2004. | Charlie Neibergall / AP
July 27 is the 10-year anniversary of the speech that launched Barack Obama into the national spotlight – the keynote at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
Half a dozen counties in a central Illinois judicial district could soon join a 2-year-old pilot program that allows cameras in select state courtrooms.
President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic.
Congressional leaders say President Obama is "aloof" in his dealings with the legislative branch. | AP
President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House — six years in — still doesn't get it when it comes to working with Congress.
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.
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a proclamation making Sunday Frank Thomas Day as the former Chicago White Sox slugger is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks at the crowd before a news conference Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)
Shortly after Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced an 18-year-old teen had been charged in the fatal shooting of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, Mayor Rahm Emanuel got a grilling from teens on the South Side.
Hertha Ramirez leads her CPS pre-school class down the hallway at Socrates School in 2005/Patrick L. Pyszka
Sneed hears Mayor Rahm Emanuel is this/close to rolling out a plan to fund free preschool enrollment for 4-year-olds from low income families.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has no scheduled events this weekend; on Monday he delivers a speech at the Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, a program run by the Young African Leaders Initiative, created by the Obama administration.
Mayor Richard M. Daley hosts a fund-raiser for his former nemesis, Helen Shiller, at O'Brien's Restaurant in Old Town in 2007. (File Photo by Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times)
After months of behind-the-scenes lobbying, there’s a last-ditch effort under way to prevent former independent Ald. Helen Shiller (46th) from becoming the new, $107,000-a-year City Council Financial Analyst, City Hall sources said Friday. A seven-member selection committee will meet Tuesday to choose the person who will run the $485,000-a-year independent budget office.
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.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan at a news conference earlier this month. File Photo. | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times
Does Lisa Madigan have a race on her hands? A new poll looking at the contest for Illinois Attorney General shows the Democratic incumbent leading her Republican opponent Paul Schimpf by just 9 percentage points. The poll was paid for by Schimpf, a retired Marine and newcomer to Illinois politics. But the numbers suggest that Madigan’s overall popularity with voters may be starting to erode.
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