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Rauner asking Quinn to put hiring freeze in place

Obama's immigration executive order: Here are the details

WASHINGTON — Under President Barack Obama’s immigration executive order, announced on Thursday, illegal immigrants who have minor run-ins with law enforcement will not have to worry about the incident triggering deportation, according to senior administration officials.

Personal crusade against deportation

When Alejandra Renteria began attending rallies for immigration reform years ago alongside her mother, the significance of the movement didn’t register with her young mind.

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Obama and Dems surrender to love of power

“I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Two aldermen want to make sure employees of concessionaires at O'Hare and Midway airports are protected if new operators are brought in. | File Photo

Aldemen move to protect airport concession employees

Ald. Danny Solis (25th), chairman of the City Council’s Zoning Committee, and Special Events Committee Chairman Walter Burnett (27th), want to require airport concessionaires to either abide by terms of union contracts already negotiated or give workers the power to bargain collectively.

 

Aldermen warn Springfield not to tie their hands on minimum wage

In a letter to Gov. Pat Quinn, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, 34 aldermen are sounding the alarm about  an “alternative proposal floating around Springfield” that would raise the state’s minimum wage but “pre-empt” Chicago and other home-rule units from going above it.

Could China shut down U.S. power grid? NSA says yes

WASHINGTON — China and "one or two" other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut down the electric grid and other critical systems in parts of the United States, according to Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and head of U.S. Cyber Command.

Immigration plan will focus on enforcement against criminals

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says President Barack Obama's immigration plan will focus enforcement efforts on immigrants who are serious criminals — and those who crossed into the U.S. illegally or were ordered from the country in the last year.

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.