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Mayor Rahm Emanuel (left) and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy speak before the General Assembly's Joint Criminal Justice Reform Committee on Tuesday. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times

Emanuel proposes softer statewide penalties for drug offenses

Nanci Koschman has appealed a ruling that dimissed her civil rights lawsuit less than a month ago. | Peter Holderness / Sun-Times

Koschman mom appeals, pressing for answers in Daley nephew case

Nanci Koschman isn't giving up her fight to find out why Chicago police and Cook County prosecutors twice failed to charge a nephew of Mayor Richard M. Daley in the death of her only child.

Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton are viewed in the audience as President Barack Obama speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative Tuesday in New York City. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Looking to 2016, Hillary Clinton pitches female empowerment

NEW YORK — Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign emphasized her experience, competence and preparation to become president. Her 2016 pitch could be simpler: She'd be the first female president.


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.

Ex-Mayor Daley's firm profits from Lollapalooza's promoter's deal

Richard M. Daley was mayor when Chicago first agreed to turn over Grant Park for a summer weekend every year to three guys who all are named Charlie. Within a year of Daley’s last day in the mayor's office, the three Charlies would no longer enjoy the break they had been getting from paying local amusement taxes for their Lollapalooza music festival. Yet the relationship between their company, C3 Presents LLC, and the Daley family has endured and grown.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, center, speaks at an event where he was endorsed by a group of black ministers on Monday. | AP Photo/M. Spencer Green

Group of ministers endorses Rauner

A group of black ministers has endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, saying they were drawn by the wealthy businessman's vision for the state, not his money.

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.