Last year, opposition from Mayor Rahm Emanuel derailed a San Francisco-style environmental crackdown that would have prohibited Chicago retailers with more than 5,000 square feet of floor space from putting their merchandise in plastic bags. Now, the sponsor of that ordinance is making it even tougher—by including small retailers—and claiming he has the votes to approve the ban-the-bag ordinance, no matter what the mayor says.
Children participating in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington last year. The White House says the Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 21. Dating to 1878 and attended by tens of thousands of children and parents, (AP File Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama tapped one of his major 2012 fundraisers, Chicago attorney Andrew Schapiro, to be the next ambassasdor to the Czech Republic.
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.
WASHINGTON — About half of millenials— folks between the ages of 18 and 33 — are not identifying with political parties, almost a third are not affiliated with a religion and no surprise, heavily use social media to build personal and professional networks. Those are among the findings of a new national survey, "Millenials in Adulthood" by the Pew Research Center.
WASHINGTON — The Conservatic Political Action Conference — CPAC — continues through Friday with potential 2016 presidential hopefuls and other Republicans speaking to the group, meeting at a hotel in the D.C. suburbs.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle head to Miami on Friday and if all goes as planned, will spend the weekend at a resort on the Florida Keys. On Friday, the First Couple talk to students at Coral Reef High School about the importance of getting an education.
Jermalle Brown (pictured) and Douglas Bufford were gang members hired to help combat violence on the South Side. In July 2012, they allegedly broke into a Grand Crossing home with one other man and announced a robbery. Bufford was fatally shot in the back of the head, and Brown and an associate face murder charges tied to the shooting.
Both Jermalle Brown and Douglas Bufford were gang members hired to play a small role in helping combat violence on the South Side through a program hatched by Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration. They were paid $8.50 an hour to hand out anti-violence pamphlets. But instead of fighting bloodshed on the South Side, Bufford is dead, and Brown is charged with his murder, putting a deadly blemish on Quinn's Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, which was pilloried last week in a report by Auditor General William Holland.
Natasha Korecki is joined by Fran Spielman, Chicago Reader's Mick Dumke and Fox 32's Mike Flannery to discuss Rahm Emanuel's re-election chances and the possibility of a Preckwinkle run.
State Sen. Bill Brady (right) and his Senate colleague Kirk Dillard (left) sparred at the GOP gubernatorial debate Thursday night at Benedictine University in Lisle. Between them is Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford. The fourth GOP candidate, Bruce Rauner, did not participate in the debate. | Jon Cunningham/For Sun-Times Media
State Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady traded jabs Thursday night at a GOP primary debate that dredged up touchy feelings about dogs and cats and old TV commercials.
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