WASHINGTON---On Monday, President Barack Obama will award the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities medals to Chicagoans Joan Harris, a philanthropist and arts patron and historian Darlene Clark Hine.
Does former Bill Clinton have a mistress nicknamed the "Energizer," as reported by the New York Post? Maybe he does, says The View's Jenny McCarthy, and maybe Hillary Clinton has permission to fool around on the side with women as well.
Ald. Carrie Austin (34th), chairman of the Chicago City Council's budget committee, is worried about people who end up on the do-not-hire list after they are accused, but who then find it hard to have their names removed if they are acquitted or charges are dropped. She says the removal process shouldn't take so long. | Sun-Times File Photo
Chicago aldermen have agreed to follow a "do-not-hire" list, as long recommended by a federal monitor. The list would show people who, because of past misconduct, are banned from city employment.
The Chicago-based First District Appellate Court put the term limits question on the fast-track after the Illinois Supreme Court refused to hear the issue. The appeals court ordered up a complete briefing schedule to be completed by mid-August.
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.
RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court in Virginia has upheld tax subsidies for low- and middle-income people who buy insurance under the Obama administration's health care reform law.
Gov. Pat Quinn, surrounded by workers, holds up a pen after signing an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan intended to create jobs and help repair the state's roads and bridges. | AP Photo
Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair Illinois roads and bridges after a harsh winter.
With all the talk of a possible mayoral run Karen Lewis, we haven't seen much of her lately. That's because the Chicago Teachers Union President shifted her annual vacation in Hawaii to July. Why?
Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) is no fan of Vladimir Putin, and he's also not a fan of how President Barack Obama is dealing with the Russian president after the Malaysian airliner was shot down last week.
Should prisoners over age 50 who have served at least 25 years have a chance to get parole? The Illinois Joint Committee on Criminal Justice is holding hearings on prison crowding and sentencing, and here is part of what prison-reform activist Bill Ryan plans to tell the committee.
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.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday honors the Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the moon 45 years ago. Later, Obama signs a jobs training bill and then heads to Seattle for a West Coast fundraising swing.
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