This image released by Netflix shows Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, left, and Robin Wright as Clair Underwood in a scene from "House of Cards." | Nathaniel E. Bell/AP Photo/Netflix
"House of Cards."
Citing on Thursday "the blatant hypocrisy of Bruce Rauner," a Chicago Teachers Union attorney inked a cartoon mocking the Republican gubernatorial candidate's transformation from well-dressed suit to ordinary joe in plaid, comparing him to failed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
High school students from Chicago laugh as Michelle Obama makes a rectangle symbol, representing the women's quad, in response to cheering from students at Howard University in Washington. The first lady joined juniors and seniors from Chicago public high schools on the first day of their four-day visit to Howard University, as part of a program to immerse talented high school students in a college campus environment. | AP Photo
At Howard University, not far from the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama and rapper and actor Bow Wow met with a group of 37 Chicago public high school juniors and seniors — including from her alma mater, Whitney Young — on Thursday, on campus to participate in a Chicago-centric program to encourage them to attend college.
Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year. | Associated Press file
WASHINGTON — Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.
It’s not news that Chicago has a gun problem. But that doesn’t make it any more palatable for Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, a firm believer in systems management and improved gun laws as he works to reduce crime in the city.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., left, talks with Mayor Rahm Emanuel as the newly-renovated International Terminal 5 is unveiled at O'Hare International Airport earlier this month. (AP file photo)
Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. has stockpiled $6,062,115.91 in his political warchest, overwhelming the $256,447 cash-on-hand of his November election GOP rival, state Sen. Jim Oberweis R-Sugar Grove, according to the latest reports filed with the Federal Election Commission for the quarter ending March 31.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday defended his handpicked CTA President Forrest Claypool despite two recent CTA hirings that run contrary to Claypool’s reformer image.
WASHINGTON — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.
The Illinois State Medical Society PAC has pumped $150,000 into the campaign account of GOP gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner, state reports show. The money was part of a Rauner campaign filing on Thursday that reflected more than $350,000 to the candidate.
We've had some odd campaign ads this year, but they're not as special as these samples from 1994.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, visited children suffering from schistosomiasis during their Feb. 15, 2007, trip to Nasarawa North, Nigeria. The Carters traveled to the community to bring national attention to the country's need to make disease prevention methods and treatments with the medicine praziquantel more accessible in its rural and impoverished communities. Photo courtesy of The Carter Center
Human trafficking, unequal pay, sexual assault. We have “a long way to go” in solving these issues, according to former President Jimmy Carter, who hopes his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power,” will prompt societal change in the way we approach these problems.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to make the bitter pill of a $250 million property tax increase to save two city employee pension funds easier to swallow for aldermen, but even if he does that, the backlash from residents could be costly.
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