Those wacky and unusual campaign ads keep rolling out, and the latest one takes aim at President Barack Obama with a dating ad parody.
WASHINGTON — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama. He turned them down.
A plea agreement for Keith Farnham has been discussed; the former state representative was indicted on child pornography charges in May.
Has the 113th Congress been working hard or hardly working? A close look at some data makes it hard to argue it's anything but the latter.
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.
WASHINGTON — As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet.
Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the fence on the North side of the White House in Washington on Saturday. The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. | AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Tourists and other visitors in the nation's capitol could be screened at checkpoints before they enter public areas surrounding the White House, according to a published report.
A new Gallup poll sheds light on how little some are invested in the U.S. political system.
Marijuana for medical and recreational use is grows at growing facility at Mindful, located in Denver, Colorado. All marijuana plants are tagged with color coded tags and barcodes to account for the product through the growing stages and and selling process. | Dustin Park / Chicago Sun-Times
Two Illinois state agencies will accept applications for medical marijuana businesses until 3 p.m. Monday.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday, with Vice President Joe Biden, meets with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. The president also hosts Colin and Alma Powell when he signs the America's Promise Summit Declaration, "which calls on Americans to help the youth of America reach their full potential," according to the White House. Former General Powell is the founding chairman of the alliance and Alma Powell is the board chairman.
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.
Second Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti’s Sept. 13 announcement of his candidacy marked the unofficial kickoff of the 2015 mayoral campaign. | AP file
Fioretti can’t take City Hall on his own. Right now, his standing in the mayor's race is limited to his old base and hyperactive progressives who will take “Anybody but Rahm.” Fioretti could raise $3 million-plus. Count on Emanuel to pull in $20 million-plus. If it’s mano a mano, it’s over. Fioretti needs another contender: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis.
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