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Stephanie King-Myers, president and chief operating officer of Bottle & Bottega, hosts events at her Lake View studio in Chicago. | Peter Holderness/Sun-Times Media

Faces of minimum wage: Business owners paint post-layoff path

 
Last year at the City Club of Chicago luncheon, CTA President Forrest Claypool explains that the company installing the Ventra electronic cards, Cubic Transportation Systems, will not receive payment until it meets certain criteria set by the CTA. Kevin Tanaka/For Sun-Times Media.

Nothing but good vibes between Rahm, Claypool a year after Ventra

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool heaped praise on each other Tuesday during an appearance before the City Club of Chicago.

A woman interrupts President Barack Obama's comments at the Copernicus Center on the Northwest Side after Obama met with community leaders about the executive actions he is taking to fix the immigration system Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

President Obama to hecklers: 'It's good to be back in Chicago'

President Barack Obama made time during his Chicago visit Tuesday to talk about the volatile situation in Ferguson, Missouri — but it was his planned comments about immigration that sparked the mos

Patrick Daley Thompson near the State Street bridge over the Chicago River in 2011. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times

Deja who? Some names in next year's ward races could ring a bell

It’s among the most memorable lines in a book full of spot-on observations: “A Chicago Rip Van Winkle could awaken to the political news columns and, reading the names, think that time had stood still.” Forty-three years have passed since Mike Royko’s “Boss” described the era of Mayor Richard J. Daley. But familiar names again popped up on the new list of candidates for the City Council in the February election.

Obama in Chicago: Focus on non-Hispanic illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON--When President Barack Obama comes to Chicago on Tuesday to bolster support for his immigration executive actions, his visit will specifically highlight non-Hispanic illegal immigrant populations --Irish, Polish, Asians, Ukrainians - who will benefit from new policies aimed at curbing deportations. 

Obama schedule, guidance Nov. 25, 2014 Chicago immigration speech

WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama on Tuesday makes a daytrip to Chicago to bolster public support for him immigration executive actions. After landing at O'Hare, Obama will host a roundtable discussion with community leaders and then deliver a speech at the  Copernicus Community Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, run by a foundation deeply involved in Polish and Polish-American issues. The selection of the Jefferson Park venue - serving a community which includes illegal immigrants -  will allow Obama to underscore his point that illegal immigration is not just a Hispanic issue. Obama is likely to add another event to his Chicago stop.

 

A couple embraces as a grand jury's decision is delivered Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri. A St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Reaction to Michael Brown shooting boils down to trust

The worst part of the Michael Brown police-involved shooting was the waiting: Waiting for his dead body to be removed from the street. Waiting for his devastated parents to express their anguish. Waiting for the authorities to identify Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson as the man who killed the 18-year-old . . . 

Shoppers walk past the Santa Claus photo booth in at the Westfield Mall in Annapolis, Maryland, last week. AFP FILE PHOTO / Jim WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

The real reason we’re offended by stores opening on Thanksgiving

Oh my gosh, the thought that someone could purchase Aunt Jane’s Christmas present on Thanksgiving Day sure has left us with our collective shorts in a knot, hasn’t it? My initial reaction when I heard this year’s growing outcry over more retail stores opting to open on Thanksgiving: what a bunch of hypocrites.

 
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