Look out Chicago, a new political movement has arrived. United Working Families, a partnership between labor groups — including the Chicago Teachers Union — and a coalition of a dozen community groups is expected to announce its formal launch on Monday, executive director Kristen Crowell tells Early & Often.
The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as having “no need to please the powers-that-be.”
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill. (left); Ald. Jason Ervin (28th); Katelyn Johnson of Raise Illinois; Gov. Pat Quinn, and U.S. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., shout 'Raise the Rate' at a rally Sunday at Federal Plaza. | Kevin Tanaka/For Sun-Times Media Tanaka, Kevin
Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky dished out plenty of populist red meat while kicking off the campaign for Quinn’s minimum wage ballot referendum. The measure is nonbinding, but proponents hope a “yes” vote will encourage the Legislature to increase the state’s $8.25 minimum wage to $10.
Keynote speaker Barack Obama, candidate for the Senate from Illinois, speaks to delegates during the Democratic National Convention at the FleetCenter in Boston, Tuesday, July 27, 2004. | Charlie Neibergall / AP
July 27 is the 10-year anniversary of the speech that launched Barack Obama into the national spotlight – the keynote at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
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.
Slawomir Plewa, a former Chicago cop caught up in a “hare-brained” scheme to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car — a scheme that led to a $375,000 city payout — may soon get his job back.
A former Chicago cop caught up in a “hare-brained” scheme to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car — a scheme that led to a $375,000 city payout — may soon get his job back. Slawomir Plewa could be back on the streets, even though the Chicago Police Department is fighting the fired cop’s efforts in court.
Half a dozen counties in a central Illinois judicial district could soon join a 2-year-old pilot program that allows cameras in select state courtrooms.
President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic.
Congressional leaders say President Obama is "aloof" in his dealings with the legislative branch. | AP
President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House — six years in — still doesn't get it when it comes to working with Congress.
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a proclamation making Sunday Frank Thomas Day as the former Chicago White Sox slugger is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks at the crowd before a news conference Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)
Shortly after Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced an 18-year-old teen had been charged in the fatal shooting of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, Mayor Rahm Emanuel got a grilling from teens on the South Side.
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