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  • Boehner's misguided lawsuit against Obama

    So let's get this straight. John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, whose party wants to repeal Obamacare, plans to sue President Barack Obama for failing to fully implement Obamacare. The president, who did everything he could to push the measure through Congress, refuses to enforce provisions that he signed into law.
  • Illinois Supreme Court should take up term limits amendments

     Illinois Supreme Court should take up term limits amendments
    It's been more than two weeks since a proposed constitutional amendment to limit the terms of Illinois lawmakers was knocked off the Nov. 4 ballot by a Cook County Circuit Court judge. Judge Mary Mikva said the measure — a citizens' initiative...

    Border crisis argues for broader fix

    For die-hard opponents of comprehensive immigration reform, the flood of children from Central America that has swamped the U.S. southern border clinches the case for beefing up security and nothing more. Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart of...

    Mentally ill inmate dies at half his body weight in Broward jail; lawsuit alleges neglect

    Mentally ill inmate dies at half his body weight in Broward jail; lawsuit alleges neglect
    During his 155 days in jail, Raleigh Priester withered to half his body weight. When the 6-foot-2-inch father of two was found dead on his jail cell floor, he weighed 120 pounds. On the day of his arrest five months earlier, he had weighed in at 240...

    Raising Chicago's minimum wage: Issue divides workers, businesses

    Raising Chicago's minimum wage: Issue divides workers, businesses
    A task force created by Mayor Rahm Emanuel recommended Monday that the city increase its minimum wage to $13 per hour from the current $8.25 by 2018. In the wake of the Minimum Wage Working Group's report, the only agreement among workers and store...