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Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill, right, with City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman at the congressman's meeting last month to discuss ways to stem violence in the police district in his congressional district. File Photo. | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times

House Ethics Committee looking at Rep. Bobby Rush

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner shakes hands at a restaurant, during a campaign stop Friday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)

Rauner choosy about what corporate loopholes to close

Republican Bruce Rauner last month offered up his ideas for closing special interest tax loopholes. Noticeably missing from Rauner’s proposal, however, was a loophole Gov. Pat Quinn and other Democrats have argued would sensibly save the state $100 million a year. As it happens, that’s a loophole from which Rauner personally benefits.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin at the the ATF's downtown office after touring the agency's new federal Gun Crime Intelligence Center. Photo by Art Golab.

Durbin touts Chicago's new gun crime intelligence center

In the wake of a wave of shootings and gun violence in Chicago, Sen. Dick Durbin on Friday toured a new federal Gun Crime Intelligence Center that opened here in June. The center, run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, will serve as a clearinghouse of data on the more than 7,000 firearms used in crimes and recovered by Chicago police each year.

Sen. Mark Kirk's staff released this photo that they said was mold at Hines VA hospital. | Photo provided

Kirk continues to push for changes at Hines VA Hospital

Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., said on Friday that in a face-to-face meeting, he urged the head of the Hines VA Hospital to get a criminal defense attorney, since he will recommend an FBI investigation of the facility.


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.

Dan Pfeiffer, senior adviser to President Barack Obama, speaks Friday, July 25, 2014, at a reporters breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. | Michael Bonfigli/The Christian Science Monitor.

White House taking impeachment talk seriously, adviser says

Updated....WASHINGTON—White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Friday the lawsuit House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is planning against President Barack Obama “has opened the door” for some Republicans to consider “impeachment at some point in the future.”

Who is benefiting from the Lawndale Diabetes Project?

Gerry Allen, a resident of North Lawndale on Chicago’s West Side, suffered for years with unmanaged diabetes. But, thanks to an expanded community health initiative launched in April 2012 between a local hospital  and an insurance provider, he did something he thought he’d never do.

Obama schedule, guidance, July 25, 2014. Central America leaders

WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama meets with the presidents of three Central American counties in the wake of the border children crisis. They are President Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala, President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, and President Salvador Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador.