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President Barack Obama with Gov. Pat Quinn at a get-out-the-vote rally Sunday night at Chicago State University's Emil and Patricia A. Jones Convocation Center. | Ashlee Rezin/For Sun-Times Media

Obama headlines rally for Gov. Quinn at Chicago State University

 
President Obama votes at the Matin Luther King Jr. Community Center on Monday morning. | Brian Slodysko / Sun-Times

Obama casts his vote early in Chicago

President Barack Obama has cast his vote early  on the South Side for the 2014 midterm elections.

Chicago city treasurer Stephanie Neely, shown taking the oath of office back in 2011, has resigned, which allowed Mayor Rahm Emanuel to appoint Kurt Summers as her replacement. Neely was appointed in 2006 after her predecessor, Judy Rice, also resigned, allowing Neely to be appointed by then-Mayor Richard M. Daley. | Sun-Times File Photo

Neely's pre-election resignation deja vu of how she got her start

Eight years ago, a pre-election resignation paved the way for then-Mayor Richard M.

President Barack Obama with Gov. Pat Quinn at a get-out-the-vote rally Sunday night at Chicago State University's Emil and Patricia A. Jones Convocation Center. | Ashlee Rezin/For Sun-Times Media

Obama headlines rally for Gov. Quinn at Chicago State University

President Barack Obama returned home Sunday to the South Side of Chicago to make a plea for the re-election of Gov. Pat Quinn — just as early voting is set to begin Monday in Illinois. “You’ve got to have his back,” Obama said, urging the crowd — estimated at 6,200 people — to vote for Quinn. 

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley | Sun-Times file photo

3 Daley scandals cost taxpayers $6 million in legal fees

THE WATCHDOGS: Chicago taxpayers have paid more than $6 million to private lawyers hired to fight three City Hall scandals that benefited family and friends of former Mayor Richard M. Daley. And the legal bills keep mounting.

Former Bellwood official Roy McCampbell. | Sun-Times File Photo

Is indicted ex-suburban official running for school board?

Chicago-area school board elections aren’t until April 7, but one potential candidate is already making waves in the northwest suburbs: He’s a Schiller Park School District 81 parent and former Bellwood official who was indicted in 2012.

Ald. Latasha Thomas (17th) won't seek re-election next spring.

South Side Ald. Latasha Thomas won't seek re-election

Ald. Latasha Thomas (17th) said Saturday she won't seek re-election next spring to the Chicago City Council seat after more than 14 years representing her South Side ward.

From left, first lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden, former President Bill Clinton, and Secretary of State nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton attend the inaugural prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington in 2009. (AP File Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Quinn, Rauner early vote push: Obama, Biden, Clinton in for gov

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton all hit the Chicago area in the coming days to turn out the Democratic base vote for Gov. Pat Quinn, as early voting starts Monday in Illinois.

Yellow tags mark medical marijuana in the growing facility at Mindful in Denver, Colorado. All marijuana plants have to be tagged as either medical or recreational and each tag has a barcode on it to account for the product being grown and sold | Dustin Park / Chicago Sun-Times

High stakes: Denver business wants to grow pot in Illinois

Editor’s note: Selling medical marijuana to people with serious illnesses soon will be legal in Illinois. The Sun-Times wanted to see how the process has been working so far in Colorado, a state where it’s already legal to sell marijuana to any adult, and focus on a business there that wants to win one of the coveted licenses to grow marijuana in Illinois. We invite you to follow our series, "A New Crop," for ongoing coverage in words, photos and video on medical marijuana in Illinois.

 
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