The police station at Canalport and Halsted, seen in 1952, where the old Scotland Yard detail was headquartered. (Sun-Times Library)
Two weeks before former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge is scheduled to leave prison for a halfway house, advocates for victims of police torture are continuing to push for reparations for Burge torture victims who didn't get compensation through the courts.
Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the fence on the North side of the White House in Washington on Saturday. The Secret Service is under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. | Susan Walsh/AP
WASHINGTON — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the car of the man accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside the building, a federal prosecutor said Monday. A machete and two hatchets also were found.
Americans say religion is losing its influence in politics, and they'd rather have it be the other way around, a new study shows.
Rep. Dan Lipinski voices his support of the report released by the Illinois Chamber showing the vital importance of keeping the state's lock and dam system operating to move billions in good in and out of Illinois. Monday, September 22, 2014 | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times Brian Jackson
Two Illinois congressmen are backing a 6-cent-a-gallon hike in diesel fuel tax for commercial vessels to fund repairs to waterways. The fixes are crucial to commerce, they say.
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.
The administration has had to revise and refine some initial enrollment numbers after they turned out to be too optimistic. At other times, less-favorable metrics leaked out after officials claimed not to have such data.
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin offices that issue driver's licenses aren't open enough hours to issue photo IDs to all the voters who need them before the Nov. 4 election, a liberal group told federal judges in a brief filed Monday.
NEW YORK — Hillary Rodham Clinton says the upcoming fall election is "an opportunity to shape our future" in a new fundraising pitch on behalf of House Democrats.
Missouri state and county police move in on protesters in Ferguson, Missouri in August after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. | Alex Wroblewski / Sun-Times
NEW YORK — The federal judge who ruled that the New York Police Department's stop and frisk policy violated civil rights said in a speech that body cameras could have prevented the deaths of two men by police.
Those wacky and unusual political ads keep rolling out, and the latest one takes aim at President Barack Obama with a dating ad parody.
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.
WASHINGTON — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama. He turned them down.
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