Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said on Thursday she doesn't see a problem with staying put in her high-profile position with labor should she decide to run for mayor.
Educators throughout Illinois have spent the past four years preparing for the new Common Core learning standards by developing curricula, adopting new textbooks and prepping themselves to teach challenging material. Yet just as Illinois is about to reap the rewards of this long planting season, some want to backpedal. This effort is led by the Chicago Teachers Union, which reversed its earlier support for these new standards.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on Capitol Hill during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the U.S. strategy to defeat the Islamic State group. On Thursday, he gave an impassioned speech to the Senate chamber. | AP
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, took to the Senate floor Thursday, blasting the congressional plan to arm and train Syrian rebels as "illegal" and "unconstitutional."
Ald. Ricardo Munoz (22nd) says Cook County Democratic Party chairman Joe Berrios had no right to put the party’s resources at the disposal of the mayor. | Sun-Times file photo
Not all Democratic committeemen in Chicago are happy that the Cook County Democratic Party is helping Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s re-election effort. “The Cook County Democratic Party’s Chicago contingent has not voted to endorse anybody yet, and the party cannot circulate until there is an official endorsement,” says Ald. Ricardo Munoz (22nd).
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.
Not only are Iowa residents lacking enthusiasm over a presidential run by Hillary Clinton, but emails sent by liberal activists show there's significant dissatisfaction with the Democratic front-runner.
Enjoy the easy money while it lasts.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent, the sixth straight monthly decrease in the state's jobless rate, according to figures released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner, a Democrat, is endorsing state Rep. Tom Cross, R-Oswego, in his bid for state treasurer. Weisner calls Cross, who is running against state Sen. Michael Frerichs, D-Champaign, a "down-to-earth individual." Frerichs' camp, meanwhile, questioned whether the endorsement had to do with Cross' law firm representing the city of Aurora. | AP Photo/M. Spencer Green
SPRINGFIELD — The former top House Republican, state Rep. Tom Cross, has picked up a key Fox Valley endorsement from the other side of the partisan divide in his bid for state treasurer.
Even if it was graded on a curve, it wouldn't have helped. Simply put, Americans are completely clueless about how their government works, a national survey shows.
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.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a forum sponsored by the Center for American Progress in Washington on Thursday. | AP Photo/Molly Riley
WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women's economic security into a political movement in the November elections and beyond, pointing to an issue that could animate a future presidential campaign.
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