At a time when Islamist fanaticism is roiling the Middle East and the Islamic State is on the march in Syria and Iraq, the Obama administration insults Israel, our only reliable ally in the region, by mocking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a barnyard epithet for coward. Disrespecting a friend is no way to conduct foreign policy or impress allies in these troubled times.
Testifying at City Council budget hearings for the final time, departing Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino said she’s putting pressure on airlines to phase out older, noisier aircraft and hoping an air traffic modernization program will provide some respite for Chicago homeowners. | Sun-Times File Photo
Northwest Side aldermen on Friday went through the motions of demanding relief from O’Hare Airport jet noise, but got nowhere with departing Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino.
Voters cast their ballots for Illinois' primary at an early voting polling location in Chicago in 2010. (AP File Photo/M. Spencer Green)
Despite our name, we don't advocate voting "early and often." Early, yes. Often, no. Unless you consider Illinois' frequent elections to cover the "often" part. But either way, you still have a couple of days to "early vote." And this time, you can even vote on Sunday
President Barack Obama on Friday talks about the economy at an event in Providence, Rhode Island and returns in the early afternoon to host, with first lady Michelle, the annual Halloween trick or treat at the White House.
Natasha Korecki, Lynn Sweet, Madeleine Doubek and Mary Mitchell preview the upcoming election from the race for a U.S. senate seat to the referendums that will show up on the ballot.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, said there's a major problem with the GOP brand. Mainly, it "sucks." But how bad? As bad as the Domino's Pizza crust you used to eat.
GOP senators' message to President Barack Obama on immigration legislation? Hold the phone. | Getty Images
WASHINGTON — The three Republican senators responsible for comprehensive immigration legislation, which remains stalled in Congress, on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to hold off on any steps to shield millions of people from deportation.
WASHINGTON — The 2014 midterm elections are days away, but preparation are already underway for the first debate of the 2016 presidential primary contest.
First lady Michelle Obama speaks during a campaign event for Illinois Governor Pat Quinn at the University of Illinois Chicago earlier this month. (File Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
First lady Michelle Obama headlines a rally for Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., Gov. Pat Quinn and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on Saturday — the last of a series of White House assists — as Republicans tell me the coattails of GOP governor hopeful Bruce Rauner will help two critical Downstate congressional races.
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.
Cook County voters on Tuesday will be asked to elect dozens of judges, many of whom have had little publicity during this election season. To assist voters, numerous local bar associations have provided ratings for each judicial candidate. The chart below lists these ratings from the following associations:
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