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Sen. Dick Durbin and candidate Jim Oberweis are feuding over the minimum wage. | AP file

Durbin to Oberweis: You're a walking tax inversion

Mayor Rahm Emanuel | Al Podgorski / Sun-Times Media

Running against Rahm means running for the mayoral runoff

Now that Alderman Bob Fioretti has announced he's running for mayor, it's a good time to remind you—once again—that we have a runoff system for electing mayors in Chicago.

Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the North side of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Secret Service is coming under renewed scrutiny after a man scaled the White House fence and made it all the way through the front door before he was apprehended. | Susan Walsh / AP

Second man arrested trying to enter White House

A man who drove up to a White House gate and refused to leave was arrested on Saturday, the Secret Service said, less than 24 hours after another man jumped the fence and made it all the way into the presidential residence before being apprehended. The president and first family were not at home.

 

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.

National Football League Commissioner, Roger Goodell, addresses the media Friday. (AP File Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Carmine Galasso)

NFL's shame will be yesterday's news

Long before Baltimore Raven’s running back Ray Rice cold-cocked his then-finance in an elevator and before Minnesota Viking’s MVP Adrian Peterson whipped his four-year-old son bloody with a wooden switch, there have been so many other so-called “teachable moments” from which the league was unwilling to learn anything.

Chicago hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin, pictured on the right in this 2010 photo, donated another $1 million to Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, state campaign records showed Friday. That brings the total that Griffin has given to Rauner to $4.58 million. | Bloomberg/Jonathan Alcorn

Hedge fund manager pumps another $1 million into Rauner campaign

SPRINGFIELD-One of Illinois' wealthiest residents has invested another $1 million into the gubernatorial campaign of Republican Bruce Rauner.

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.

5 things to know about the Obama library, museum

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s presidential library and museum — whether located on the South or West side of Chicago, Manhattan or Honolulu — must be a place that “nurtures thinkers, artists, activists and change agents” and “creates a space for investigation and experimentation.”