| Sep 5, 2012
| 2:56 PM
Arne Duncan, Obama’s education secretary and a former Chicago Public Schools chief, was asked by reporters about the possibility of a teachers’ strike back home in the nation’s third-largest school district.
| Aug 29, 2012
How long can you hold your breath?
It's bad enough millions of U.S. homes are underwater, worth less money on the real estate market than needed to pay off the outstanding mortgage balance.
The prospect of millions of Americans dragged under by...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 5:11 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Stop us if you've heard this one before: HBO dominated the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, picking up 81 nods for viewer favorites such as "Boardwalk Empire" and "Game of Thrones" as well as comedy newcomers "Girls" and "Veep."...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 4:42 PM
As the United States begins allowing new investments in Myanmar for the first time in nearly 15 years, human rights activists charge that the step will fuel abuses instead of rewarding its steps toward reform....
| Jun 28, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Elected officials in Chicago and Illinois are reacting to the Supreme Court’s history-making decision to uphold the heart of the president’s affordable healthcare law.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the healthcare decision “historic”...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s office says the veteran Democratic congressman has been on medical leave from Congress for the past two weeks and is being treated for exhaustion.
The 17-year Illinois congressman’s office declined to say...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you haven't had that first Bloody Mary of the day yet, now may be an excellent time. The state House will continue debate today on language sponsored by Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, that......
| May 22, 2012
| 4:35 PM
ELMHURST, IL, May 17, 2011 — Led by Grand Marshal Leonard F. Prescott, a decorated Petty Officer in the United States Navy, nearly 90 entries …...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Cook County Commissioner William Beavers, an old-school ward boss who often bragged about his political dominance with a barnyard reference to his virility, was indicted Thursday on charges he pocketed campaign funds and a county stipend without paying...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 4:35 PM
During his three decades in Elmhurst, John Morrissey has been comfortable being represented in Washington by a generation of conservative congressmen. Now the retired 61-year-old …...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Let me look at that calendar -- what year is it again? 2012? Because, if you ask the Democrats, on Capitol Hill this week it was really looking like 1991. That was the year that an all-white, all-male Senate committee......