It’s a go! It’s done! And it’s two months to the day since this column started a campaign to right a wrong: The city’s failure to honor the legacy of its only woman mayor — Jane M. Byrne. In a unanimous vote, the City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday memorializing Byrne, who served from 1979 to 1983, by renaming the Old Chicago Water Tower Park to the Mayor Jane M. Byrne Plaza.
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio strides to the House chamber on Capitol Hill. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.
A woman takes a snapshot on July 21 of a pharmacy that was set alight after a pro-Palestinian protest in France against Israel's Gaza offensive/
There is a lot of talk about how Israel is faring in the propaganda war over terrorism in the Gaza Strip. There can be little doubt, though, that the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with the firm backing of 90 percent of Israeli Jews, is determined to win the actual war, to accomplish the worthy goal of crippling Hamas’ ability to wage terror on Israeli civilians
Mayor Rahm Emanuel opens the new quarters for Engine Company 16 of the Chicago Fire Department in 2012 | Brian Jackson~Sun-Times File Photo
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday defended his decision to give graduates of Chicago Public Schools a leg up on city jobs — including Chicago firefighters.
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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel attends a roundtable discussion on increasing the minimum wage with minority-owned business owners. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times
Citing his immigrant grandfather’s frightening flight from the pogroms of Eastern Europe, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday defended his decision to open the city’s arms to 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children fleeing violence in Central America.
Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday accused his Republican opponent Bruce Rauner of supporting “bad behavior” by “unpatriotic” corporations such as Walgreens, which is considering moving its headquarters out of the U.S. to avoid paying corporate taxes. “For anybody running for public office in Illinois to endorse that kind of bad behavior – loopholes that are really taking advantage of the American tax payer,” Quinn said. “I think we really have to say that candidate is way wrong, way off base. It’s time that we make sure we stay in America and help Americans — and not run off to a foreign country to avoid taxation.”
WASHINGTON — Republicans pushed a divided House Wednesday toward a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of deliberately exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.
The notion of installing former Ald. Helen Shiller as the City Council’s new independent budget analyst is one of those bad ideas you hope will go away on its own before it gets personal.
No such luck.
Democratic Congressman John Dingell, from Michigan's 12th District, has had a pretty good run on Twitter lately.
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.
She may have been selected as the "hottest" politician in a poll, but Democratic donors aren't too hot about Massachusetts' Elizabeth Warren launching a presidential run.
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