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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

 
A red light camera at an intersection in Chicago. | Stacy Thacker/AP

Fioretti tries to put heat on Emanuel about short yellow lights

Mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti is urging his supporters to sign petitions demanding that Mayor Rahm Emanuel “restore the public trust by refunding” $7.7 million in fines generated by red-light cameras after the timing of yellow lights was reduced from 3 seconds to 2.9 seconds.

CPS to sell headquarters for $28 million

As employees began moving out Monday, Chicago Public Schools confirmed it has found a buyer for its headquarters at 125 S. Clark Street in a $28 million deal expected to be approved by the Board of Education on Wednesday.

Gov. Pat Quinn (center) and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. (second from right) watch as President Barack Obama delivers doughnuts and pastries to Democratic campaign volunteers on Monday in Chicago. | Evan Vucci/AP

Obama votes early, campaigns for Quinn

President Barack Obama took advantage of early voting on Monday morning, casting his ballot in what has become one of the most contentious governor’s races in recent memory.

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 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 library

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.

 
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