Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner thanks the volunteers at the Thanksgiving Food Blessing at New Beginnings Church on Sunday, November 23, 2014. File Photo. | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times
During the holiday season, a lot of churches will hand out turkeys along with grocery bags filled with ingredients needed to make a festive dinner. Churches that opt to serve hot meals also are ensuring that people who do not have a place at their own family’s table won’t have to spend the holiday alone. But this compassionate act can smack of tokenism when politicians get involved.
A doctor was fined and placed on “indefinite probation” after being accused of offering potential medical marijuana patients “pre-certification” to obtain the new medicinal product, state officials said Wednesday.
The unemployment rate dropped in all of Illinois' metro areas in October. It was the seventh straight month of across-the-board decreases.
Typically on this holiday we give thanks for family, friends and the good things in our lives. Perhaps this year it might be appropriate to expand our gratitude to those things in our society that contribute so much to the good things in our lives.
Supporters of legislation that will raise the minimum wage in Illinois rally outside the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield last week. (AP File Photo/Seth Perlman)
A $13 or $15 minimum wage in Chicago would drive businesses and jobs out of town, writes the 19th Ward alderman. Let’s raise the minimumin a smart and uniform manner.
Protesters deliver a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office, protesting the use of one of their photographs in an Emanuel campaign ad airing this week. | Stefano Esposito/Sun-Times
Some two dozen City Hall protesters — some holding up images of turkeys — cried "fowl" Wednesday, blasting what they say is Mayor Rahm Emanuel's misleading use of their anti-coal photograph in an ad the mayor's campaign began airing this week.
The National Thanksgiving Turkey "Cheese" is seen during the annual ceremony in front of US President Barack Obama and daughter Sasha, in the Grand Foyer of the White House on November 26, 2014 in Washington, D.C. | Mandel Ngan/AFP Photo/Getty Images
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had surgery to place a stent in her right coronary artery. | AP file photo
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had surgery to place a stent in her right coronary artery.
Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., who will take over the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in January, said stricter smog standards "will lower our nation's economic competitiveness and stifle job creation for decades." | AP Photo
The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, and setting up a fresh confrontation with Republicans and the energy industry.
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.
Job seekers Stevens de la Pena, left, and Eduardo Perez fill out a job application at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. | AP Photo
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months.
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