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The Obama administration has picked a private attorney and former federal prosecutor who helped send former Illinois Gov.
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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has threatened to defeat Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015 at the polls for a second-term for the closing of forty-nine schools.
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The Heartland Institute, a conservative think tank that the Obama-allied Center for American Progress has accused of being a corporate shill, slammed the liberal behemoth on Wednesday for its reported hypocrisy.
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With Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker set to be grilled by senators Thursday at her Commerce secretary confirmation hearing, Bill Daley feels her pain.
Mark Kirk announced Tuesday that he'll support Penny Pritzker for the top job at the Commerce Department, calling her experienced and willing to take on special interests.
Senate Judiciary Committee members Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., confer on as the committee assembled to work on a landmark immigration bill.
Rail cars arrive in Milton, N.D., in February 2008, loaded with pipe for the first Keystone Pipeline project, which now carries crude oil across Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois.
After reading ghastly headlines about recently convicted Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, such as "Gosnell Jury Hears About Baby Surviving Abortion in Toilet" , there was this sudden message: "White House: No Comment on Gosnell 'Beheading' Babies in Abortions" . Why was Barack Obama silent about this "house of horrors"? Maybe because, ... (more)
As the fracking regulatory bill sailed through committee Tuesday, both positive and negative opinions were on display at the Illinois State Capitol.
FEMA has dispatched members of its Disaster Survivors Assistance Teams to Will County this week in an effort to make sure flood-affected residents and business owners know federal help is available.
There's not a big market for gubernatorial memoirs. Few governors are known outside their own states, and once they leave office, most voters want to forget about them.
A plan to expand Medicaid coverage for low-income adults without children squeaked through an Illinois House committee Tuesday despite scrutiny over a last-minute amendment that would give more flexibility to mental health institutions.
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx is introduced by President Barack Obama as the nominee for Secretary of Transportation at the White House on April 29, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Anthony Foxx's confirmation hearing will be streamed live at C-SPAN.org. It is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, who has been nominated by President ... (more)
Accident in road construction area on The Southern St Pkwy WB at Meadowbrook Pkwy/X22. Slow traffic from Meadowbrook Rd/X23 in Nassau Cnty In Bay Shore road construction.
Highlight: In 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, N.Y., aboard the Spirit of St.
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The popular impression is that President Barack Obama's Internal Revenue Service harassed only tea party and patriot-like groups seeking tax-exempt status.