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The opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center was on April 25, 2013, in Dallas. | Getty

Obama team checking out library sites: First cut in September

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids is a product of a public-private partnership with state and local governments pitching in taxpayer funds for the building and related infrastructure improvements. The result is an imposing structure that helped spark an economic renewal on the west side of the river and is a major tourist destination for the city.

Obama, Clinton party together: No confirmation of a hug

WASHINGTON—We know that President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton partied together on Wednesday night on Martha’s Vineyard to mark the birthday of former Chicagoan Ann Dibble Jordan. We don't know if they hugged.

Howard Dean, former Vermont Governor and former Democratic National Committee chairman. | Sun-Times file photo

Quinn gets boost from Howard Dean, Democracy for America

WASHINGTON—Gov. Pat Quinn’s populist-oriented campaign got an endorsement on Wednesday from Democracy for America, a leading progressive Democratic group, and its founder, Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor, Democratic National Committee chair and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate. This is the first endorsement of an incumbent governor this year from either DFA or Dean and comes as Quinn needs all the help he can get in his battle against GOP nominee Bruce Rauner. 

Pete Ricketts, a co-owner of the Chicago Cubs, is running as the Republican candidate for governor of Nebraska. | AP

Team Ricketts backs Pete in bid for Nebraska governor

Cubs board member Pete Ricketts is the GOP Nebraska governor nominee, and he hit Chicago on Friday to speak to the Republican National Committee summer meeting at the Westin Hotel on Michigan Ave. What lessons from the Cubs, I asked him, help on the campaign trail?

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks during the Republican National Committee summer meeting Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)

Rep. Ryan to RNC: Can't 'define ourselves on what we are against'

The Republican National Committee wrapped up its summer meeting in President Barack Obama’s Chicago on Friday and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) told the party leaders to win, the GOP “has to take our message to everybody.”

A view of downtown Cleveland, which has been chosen for the 2016 Republican National Convention, on July 8, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio. The 2016 event will be held at the Quicken Loans Arena. | Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

RNC signs contract for 2016 convention in Cleveland

The Republican National Committee, holding its summer meeting in Chicago, on Friday signed the contract to clinch Cleveland as the site of the RNC's 2016 presidential convention.

Walgreens confirmed Wednesday it is keeping its corporate headquarters in the Chicago area after it completes its acquisition of Alliance Boots. | Associated Press Photo

Durbin, unions applaud Walgreen Co. decision, investors don’t

Deerfield-based Walgreens set the stage to acquire its remaining 55 percent stake of Alliance Boots on Wednesday while rejecting an option to reincorporate overseas to save on corporate taxes, a move applauded by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and labor unions and punished — at least for a day — by investors. Walgreens explored the tax implications of what is called a corporate inversion, but its board decided not to pursue the tax reduction strategy that has become controversial and was assailed by President Barack Obama as a tax dodge.

Outside a Walgreens store at 410 N. Michigan Avenue on Tuesday evening, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., welcomes the company's anticipated decision to keep its corporate headquarters in north suburban Deerfield.

Walgreen Co. poised to announce headquarters to stay in Deerfield

With political pressure mounting from the White House down, Walgreen Co. is poised to announce Wednesday that it will keep its corporate headquarters in north suburban Deerfield. 

RNC meeting in Chicago: Cheney, Ryan, Walker speaking

The Republican National Committee is holding its summer meeting in Chicago with featured speakers including former Vice President Dick Cheney, Rep. Paul Ryan R-Wisc., Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Nebraska GOP governor nominee Pete Ricketts, who is a part-owner of the Chicago Cubs.