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Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, (right) talks with Walter Jacobson Tuesday night at the Beverly Woods Banquet Hall. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

Million buck pledge changes Lewis’ ‘calculus’ — but not timeline

Nancy Pelosi (left) and Mitch McConnell. | Getty Images

WATCH: Stumbles, fumbles from Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell

What do you get when you search through the video archives and piece together separate videos of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell? Four minutes of some highly-entertaining video.

Bruce Rauner's been pushing Uber business, but it's Quinn's camp that uses the ride-sharing program more often.

Rauner pushes Uber; but Quinn's camp uses it more often

Bruce Rauner has been a vocal proponent of Uber, urging Gov. Pat Quinn to veto a bill that would require the popular driving service to succumb to similar regulations that the taxi industry faces. But when it comes to actually using the ride-sharing program, it's Quinn who is the better customer.  

Virginia prepares for possibility of gay marriage

NORFOLK, Va. — Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open their doors.

Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown Tuesday night in Ferguson, Missouri. | Getty Images

Missouri gov. blasted after calling for 'vigorous prosecution'

On Tuesday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) released a video, where he said he hopes Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will receive a “vigorous prosecution” in the shooting death of Michael Brown, and that has caused a backlash from Lt. Gov. Pete Kinder.


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.

Senate control could rest with well-funded women

WASHINGTON — Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who are sending piles of cash their way.

WATCH: George W. Bush takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

President Barack Obama turned down Ethel Kennedy's Ice Bucket Challenge, but former President George W. Bush had no problem getting in on the action after being challenged by from Jenna Bush Hager, Rory McIlroy, Woody Johnson, and Jim Harbaugh.

Jackie Robinson West Little League manager Darold Butler lifts third baseman Cam Bufford onto his shoulder and carries him off the field after Bufford's grand slam gave the Chicago team a 10-7 lead en route to a 12-7 win over New Albany, Ind., in the Little League Central Regional baseball championship game in Lawrence, Ind., on Aug. 9, 2014. | Charlie Nye/Indianapolis Star via AP

Gov helps Jackie Robinson West team’s coach cover his bases

Sneed hears that Gov. Pat Quinn, who was awed by Little League coach Darold Butler volunteering his time to Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team, called Butler’s boss to make sure his job was safe because he had to take time off from work.

Rhea Bell, a parent, listens as speakers voice their opinions at a public hearing on changing the location of Horizon Science Academy-Clay Evans, a charter school that would open next month at 9130-40 S. Vincennes in Chatham. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

Parents urge CPS to OK new Chatham site for Concept school

Chantay Moore plans to send her 5-year-old to kindergarten at the school, Horizon Science Academy-Clay Evans. She burst into tears while addressing the hearing officer charged with hosting the meeting to discuss the charter school operator’s proposed new location at 9130 S. Vincennes. “We do not have any other options in our neighborhood,” she said. Her daughter, Aniya, told the hearing officer, “I will be happy.”

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.

This undated image shows a frame from a video released by Islamic State militants on Tuesday, that shows the killing of journalist James Foley by the militant group. Foley, from Rochester, N.H., went missing in 2012 in northern Syria while on assignment for Agence France-Press and the Boston-based media company GlobalPost. | AP Photo

US officials: Video shows beheading of Northwestern graduate

WASHINGTON — A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist.