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The city will offer thousands of motorists who were nabbed by red-light cameras at a dozen intersections a chance to appeal those tickets one more time. That could add up to about 9,000 tickets. | Sun-Times File Photo

Emanuel offers appeal for 9,000 mysterious red-light tickets

WATCH: Self-deported alien tells how Dick Durbin helped him

Wednesday night on the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert featured the story of a self-deported alien's journey back into America and the incredible feat he accomplished with some undocumented Mexican boys, all of which wouldn't have been possible without the help of Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. | AP file photo

Ryan proposes merging 11 anti-poverty programs

WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty.

If Hillary Clinton were to run for president in 2016, and if the election was held today, she'd easily win, according to a new poll. | AP Photo

Poll: Florida wants Hillary Clinton, not Jeb Bush in White House

Even in Florida, voters would rather see another Clinton in the White House than another Bush, with a new poll showing Hillary Clinton has as much as a 21 percentage point lead over potential GOP candidates.


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.

Ken Griffin with his wife, Anne Dias Griffin | File photo

Billionaire Ken Griffin, chief of Citadel, files for divorce

Billionaire Ken Griffin, the founder and CEO of Citadel LLC, a hedge fund and financial services firm based in Chicago, has filed for divorce from his wife, Anne Dias Griffin, a hedge-fund executive from France. Griffen also recently made news for his record-breaking $2.5 million contribution to Bruce Rauner’s gubernatorial campaign.

President Barack Obama walks down the stairs of Air Force One after he arrived at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday. | Getty Images

This time, Obama fundraising is a bit of 'Scandal'

LOS ANGELES — Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about "phony scandals" in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and dishonor among Washington's political elite.

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.