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Gov. Pat Quinn voiced his support Thursday for a proposed constitutional amendment pushed by GOP legislative leaders that would impose eight-year term limits on the governor and other statewide officeholders. | Dave McKinney/Sun-Times

Quinn backs GOP term-limit plan but Cullerton still noncommittal

GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner shakes hands at an Illinois Education Association Representative Assembly at the Chicago Hilton earlier this month. File Photo. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

Rauner skips GOP event over pastor's comments

MOLINE — Governor candidate Bruce Rauner isn't attending a Republican dinner in Moline because he says he disagrees with past statements of a pastor asked to speak at the event.

Rep. Foster to hold fundraiser in Winnetka

WASHINGTON — Rep. Bill Foster D-Ill. heads to Winnetka on May 4 for a fundraiser hosted by the New Trier Democratic Organization at the home of Flip and Margaret Corboy.

First lady Michelle Obama answers questions during the White House's annual "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day." | AP Photo

At event, Michelle Obama gets resume from girl with jobless dad

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees has taken a somber turn.

Clean Energy: A Very Chicago Enterprise

Earlier this month I attended the Clean Energy Trust’s Clean Energy Challenge, where teams of entrepreneurial students pitched a series of ideas that could set the world on a better path by using the free market to attack serious problems looming

Rauner wants Quinn to release hiring documents

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is calling on Gov. Pat Quinn to release documents related to a federal complaint alleging improper hiring in the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Former Ald. Bernie Stone (50th) | File photo

Ex-Ald. Stone 'scared' by 2007 letter with white powder

Ex-Ald. Stone 'scared' after opening letter with white powderFormer Ald. Bernie Stone testified Thursday that he was scared he’d been poisoned by anthrax when he opened a threatening letter sent to his ward office that was packed with white powder.

Why police recover more guns in Chicago than any other city

It’s not news that Chicago has a gun problem. But that doesn’t make it any more palatable for Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, a firm believer in systems management and improved gun laws as he works to reduce crime in the city.