WASHINGTON — Republicans have a new calling card for the midterm elections, same as the old one. It’s Obamacare all the way to Nov. 4 after the party’s triumph Tuesday in the race for a House seat in Florida.
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama on Thursday is asking the Department of Labor to start an update of overtime laws in order to cover more workers who might not be covered.
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama on Thursday unveils his proposal to update overtime wage rules which would expand the number of workers eligible to receive overtime pay.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is dropping the hammer! Watch for Preckwinkle to issue orders this week restricting about 6,000 Cook County employees who work in offices under the president from packing heat while on the clock.
Over recent years, I’ve grown increasingly dismayed by the crude, rude, and downright nasty tone that has invaded not only political dialogue, but also our business and personal interactions.
The Illinois State Rifle Association is urging members to back state Sen. Kirk Dillard in Tuesday's gubernatorial GOP primary. A new mailer sent to members this week trumpets the ISRA endorsement. The mailer was 1/2 anti-Rauner and 1/2 pro-Dillard and put together by, guess who, the Steve Shearer PAC that's out to deny Rauner the GOP nomination. Illinois Federation for Right to Life PAC as well as Illinois Citizens for Life PAC, are supporting Dillard.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn presents a proclamation to actor Martin Sheen along with his son, Emilio Estevez, at the Chicago International Film Festival in August 2011.
The bromance between Gov. Pat Quinn and actor Martin Sheen continues.
Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. by his side, took the lead Wednesday of a long-shot petition drive to force the GOP-controlled House to call a vote on extending long-term unemployment insurance — a boost for the freshman facing a tough re-election battle.
When asked whether she would rule out the possibility of taking on Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle dodged the question, telling reporters after a county board meeting: “I’m running for re-election for the job I’ve got.” | Sun-Times file photo
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle refused to say on Wednesday whether she will challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel when he faces re-election in 2015. When asked whether she would rule out the possibility of taking on the mayor, Preckwinkle dodged the question, telling reporters after a Cook County board meeting: “I’m running for re-election for the job I’ve got.”
Bruce Heyman of Goldman Sachs & Co., pictured at President Barack Obama's second inauguration with his wife, Vicki, was confirmed unanimously Wednesday by the U.S. Senate as ambassador to Canada. | Lynn Sweet/Sun-Times
WASHINGTON — Chicago's Bruce Heyman, a major fundraiser for President Barack Obama, was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday to be the new U.S. ambassador to Canada.
A speed camera on Foster near Gompers Park appears to be succeeding in slowing down traffic. | Stefano Esposito~Sun-Times
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is counting on speed cameras installed around Chicago schools and parks to bankroll $70 million worth of children’s programs this year. But he’ll have a tough time getting there, thanks to motorists hitting the brakes, winter driving conditions that forced them to slow down or a combination of the two.
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