I like to think the ghost of Monsignor Jack Egan is rattling around the rectory of Holy Name Cathedral, where Chicago’s new archbishop, Blase Cupich, now resides. If memory serves, Jack’s former small sitting room and bedroom would be just down the hall from where the new leader of Chicago Catholics bunks.
Mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia blasted Mayor Rahm Emanuel Friday for closing 50 schools and portrayed the incumbent as a big-money “Washington insider” who lacks the “temperament” to “listen and engage” everyday Chicagoans.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he's confident the state supreme court will uphold the pension reform law. | Ashlee Rezin/For Sun-Times Media
An Illinois judge has ruled that a law intended to fix the nation's worst state employee pension crisis violates the state Constitution.
Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel watch as President Barack Obama gives a speech at Northwestern University on Oct. 2, 2014. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media
While Gov. Pat Quinn lost the governor's race against Bruce Rauner, Quinn dominated in Chicago where he had more than a 50-point advantage against Rauner. And with support like that, what would happen if Quinn launched a mayoral bid? A new poll shows he'd be in a tight race with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
The Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals is hearing Friday from entrepreneurs who seek to open medical marijuana dispensaries and one cultivation center in Chicago.
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama comes home to Chicago on Tuesday as part of what will be aggresive sales job to win public support for bypassing Congress and issuing immigration executive orders to save millions from deportation.
Two former Goldman Sachs executives hoping to be among those granted licenses to open medical marijuana businesses in Illinois have faced lawsuits in other states. Nicholas Vita and Michael Abbott’s companies have won licenses to run dispensaries in Arizona, Massachusetts, Nevada and Washington, D.C.
Immigrants attend a press conference for families facing deportation on Thursday in Newark, New Jersey. | ohn Moore/Getty Images
When Alejandra Renteria began attending rallies for immigration reform years ago alongside her mother, the significance of the movement didn’t register with her young mind.
With the election over, thank God, I thought pesky telephone polls would subside. But if anything, they’ve increased.
President Jeffrey S. Gray, of Hales Franciscan High School, and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan join a roundtable discussion panel with representatives of Chicago-area colleges and universities on Thursday. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Thursday he's staying out of a tussle between the Illinois State Board of Education and Chicago Public Schools over whether CPS students will take a new Common Core-aligned standardized test this spring — at least for now.
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