Rev. Michael Pfleger supports the positive aspects of Govenor Pat Quinn's Neighborhood Recovery Initiative. program at a press conference at St Sabina in Chicago. Al Podgorski~Chicago Sun-Times
South Side activists denounced “cul-de-sac” critics Monday and called for more cash — not less — for anti-violence programs such as Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled Neighborhood Recovery Initiative. Amid a drumbeat of negative headlines, the Rev. Michael Pfleger called a news conference at The Ark of Saint Sabina in the Gresham neighborhood to show support for the program assailed in a blistering state audit last month.
Newly-appointed Transportation Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld on Monday sloughed off a speeding alderman’s demand for more and better signage to alert motorists to slow down while approaching speed cameras installed around schools and parks.
There's just eight days left before the March 18 primary battle. Last week's biggest surprise was news that state Sen. Kirk Dillard had doubled his projected share of primary voters, narrowing the once wide gap between him and frontrunner Bruce Rauner.
The Obama administration is ditching a plan to alter Medicare drug coverage rules that Democrats worried would hurt them in midterm elections.
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.
Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation employees lay out cold patch to fill in some of the city's vast network of potholes. | Al Podgorski / Sun-Times
Potholes along Chicago’s 1,055 miles of arterial streets are getting triage treatment—even though cold patch lasts only a day or two in some cases.
Back in 1998 when he was working for President Bill Clinton, Rahm Emanuel had some choice words on how to deal with Charlton Heston, the National Rifle Association president at the time.
If you're at work and already counting down until quitting time on Friday, maybe you should consider a run for Congress, because they've only worked 28 out of 69 days so far this year.
Natasha Korecki profiles the current leader in the GOP gubernatorial primary: Bruce Rauner.
Bruce Rauner has said Illinois has "a system that allows union bosses to bribe politicians." Natasha Korecki answers three questions investigating this claim.
Proving that there's no shortage of ridiculous petitions to the Obama administration (that Justin Bieber one received 266,000 signatures, by the way), one Santana and Rob Thomas fan wants to change the official presidential anthem.
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