Cook County prosecutors are seeking 14-year prison sentences for the three out-of-town protesters known as the NATO 3, according to a 48-page prosecution memo.
Protestors wave signs and chant on Wednesday outside the Chicago Public Schools headquarters, 125 S. Clark St. They opposed putting three CPS in "turnaround" and handing them over to a private operator. | Al Podgorski / Sun-Times Media
With self-congratulation but no debate, Chicago aldermen agreed Thursday to ban plastic bags but exempt restaurants and small independent retailers in a move that will require consumers to dramatically change their shopping habits.
Carla Oglesby is shown on an earlier visit to the federal courthouse in Chicago. Friends and relatives wrote dozens of letters to the judge in her money laundering case, praising her kindness and humility and seeking leniency. The judge sentenced her to 6 1/2 years in prison. | Sun-Times Media File Photo
Dozens of letters to a federal judge praised Carla Oglesby, a former aide to then-Cook County Board President Todd Stroger as humble, helpful and kind. Prosecutors see her differently. Oglesby was sentenced Wednesday to 6 1/2 years in prison for money-laundering and theft.
President Barack Obama looks over students' work as he visits a classroom at Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Md., earlier this month. (AP File Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday unveiled plans to use $60 million in tax increment financing funds to build another selective-enrollment high school for 1,200 students to be named for President Barack Obama.
At 1:15 p.m., Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office says there will be an announcement about "a new high-quality education opportunity" for Chicago Public Schools students.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Bill Foster D-Ill. heads to Winnetka on May 4 for a fundraiser hosted by the New Trier Democratic Organization at the home of Flip and Margaret Corboy.
WASHINGTON — Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton hits Chicago on May 5 to headline a fundraiser to benefit the Illinois Republican Party.
WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama returns to Chicago on May 22 to headline big money fund-raisers to benefit the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Sen. Dick Durbin's re-election warchest.
Ex-Ald. Stone 'scared' after opening letter with white powderFormer Ald. Bernie Stone testified Thursday that he was scared he’d been poisoned by anthrax when he opened a threatening letter sent to his ward office that was packed with white powder.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to create two tiers of ride-sharing licenses and to “reserve the right” to cap surge-pricing is expected to clear a key legislative hurdle Thursday, despite a family tie that some view as a conflict of interest.
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