President Barack Obama's speech on the economy will frame the midterm campaign's closing arguments.
President Barack Obama arrives at Gary Chicago International Airport on Wednesday night. | Brendan Smialowski / Getty Images
In the morning, the President Barack Obama will attend a campaign event with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and in the afternoon, Obama will deliver remarks on the economy at Northwestern University.
ATLANTA — Almost two years after his Election Day drubbing, Mitt Romney is the Republican man in demand. The twice-defeated White House contender is campaigning across seven states this week, covering nearly 6,000 miles in five days to raise money and energy for Republican midterm candidates from Georgia to Colorado.
President Barack Obama and his senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett, walk through his Hyde Park neighborhood to the home of his friend, Marty Nesbitt, on June 2, 2012, in Chicago. | Carolyn Kaster/AP
Sneed hears White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, who is this/close to President Barack Obama and his family, may be the worst abuser of her Secret Service security. As the Secret Service reels from agency bumbling and the forced resignation Wednesday of its director Julia Pierson, two top sources tell Sneed Jarrett uses her security detail to go everywhere with her except the bathroom.
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.
President Obama jumps aboard Marine One after landing in Gary on his way to downtown Chicago on Wednesday night. | Scott Olson / Getty Images
President Barack Obama dined Wednesday night back home in Chicago at RPM Steak on Kinzie, joined by Chicago pals including Marty Nesbitt, the chair of the Obama Foundation, which is currently seeking detailed bids from four schools competing to host the Obama Presidential Library and Museum.
President Obama is greeted by Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-IN, at Gary Chicago International Airport October 1, 2014 in Gary, Indiana.| Brendan Smialowski
Air Force One flying President Barack Obama back home landed at the Gary/Chicago airport on Wednesday night. The president is taking a short helicopter flight from the Indiana airport near the Illinois border to a landing area near Soldier Field.
As one old enough to recall the national trauma of the murder of John F. Kennedy and the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, I saw nothing funny in the jokes by late-night comedians ridiculing the Secret Service over the recent intrusion of an armed man into the White House. And given the scandal about Veterans Administration health care, the disastrous rollout of the Obamacare website and the summer’s breach of the border by Central American children, I’m not exactly reassured by the experts declaring Ebola can be controlled now that we have the first case of a sick traveler in the country.
An American Airlines jet is prepared for a flight at O'Hare Airport in December. (File Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Seaman recruit Thomas Tudisco Jr., fresh out of boot camp at Naval Station Great Lakes, boarded the first flight of his life Saturday from O’Hare en route to his new assignment at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas. Naturally, the airline lost his seabag. This left the 18-year-old Tudisco without his uniforms, his personal effects or even a clean change of underwear, which is probably not the best way in the military for a new recruit to make a good first impression.
An independent third party hired by the city has upheld 96 percent of disputed red-light tickets issued after suspicious spikes at a dozen Chicago intersections.
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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announcing the Chicago Star Scholarship program on Wednesday.| Brian Jackson/Sun-Times
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday ruled out pre-election increases in property, sales or gasoline taxes but pointedly refused to say whether he would steer clear of any other taxes, fines or fees.
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