| Feb 9, 2013
| 9:47 PM
The funeral for Hadiya Pendleton on Saturday was a celebration of her life, just as her parents had wanted. But along with those moments of joyful remembrance, there was bitter awareness of the street violence that took her away.
In the front row,...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:20 AM
As his second term begins, President Barack Obama is in his comfort zone, surrounded by loyal lieutenants.
What a contrast to the captivating candidate of 2008, who told Time Magazine's Joe Klein that as president he would be surrounded "by people who...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:26 PM
There's been no shortage of books about President Barack Obama. Even before he became president, he had written an autobiography and had at least one biography written about him. Since his inauguration four years ago, though, the market has exploded...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:48 AM
Three families of the Navy SEAL Team 6, had funeral services for their three sons who were killed in Afghanistan, Aug. 6, 2011, in Washington.
The military brass invited a Muslim cleric to have the final prayer. The Muslim cleric read from their...
| Jan 21, 2013
Chicago businessman Martin Nesbitt will sit on the dais in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday as his best friend is inaugurated president of the United States.
The two men — successful African-American leaders who share a record of high...
| Jan 15, 2013
Who are these guys?
Barack Obama and his agents are looking more and more like Mitt Romney and the Republicans that Team Obama maligned to win the presidential election.
I'm not just talking about last week's gone-viral Oval Office photo of senior...
| Dec 19, 2012
The hall outside CBOE Chairman and Chief Executive William Brodsky's office is lined with his personal collection of photos and other artwork of various trading exchanges around the world.
"This is very special because it's capturing almost 400 years of...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Every poll — be it national or in a single state — shows how important the women's vote is for President Barack Obama; he consistently beats Mitt Romney among women — sometimes by double digits — while trailing him badly among me....
| Jan 9, 2012
| 7:37 AM
Hope is easier to embrace than reality.
That is one of the themes of Jodi Kantor's new book, "The Obamas," which tells the story of the first couple's arrival in the White House and their subsequent struggles to adapt to Washington and its ways while...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 7:00 PM
A new book paints Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as an often divisive White House chief of staff who pushed pragmatism over rigid policy ideals and sought to avoid first lady Michelle Obama.
Washington politics tends to require meticulous planning, but...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 1:46 PM
“To the voters of the Sixth District: We haven’t had a good representative here since Beverly Byron, so now’s a good time to change and get things straightened out once and for all. Remember, if they’re only there for four years,...