| Jun 20, 2011
| 9:14 AM
Republican Mark Kirk today unveiled a plan designed to make it easier for governments to lease public transportation assets or enter into partnerships with private companies to build them.
In presenting the details of his--which runs counter to...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:18 AM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said today that he’s hopeful a bipartisan group of senators now known as the “Gang of Five” can reach agreement on a deficit reduction plan key to a vote on raising the nation’s debt limit.
| Feb 3, 2012
| 1:11 PM
The Midwest Regional Office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will host the fifth annual Message of Hope Gala, an inspiring evening filled with fabulous entertainment, a gourmet dinner, and live and silent auctions. The event will take place on April 28, 2012...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 5:05 AM
Every winter for many years, a patch of Grant Park has undergone a nightly transformation.
After the Daley Bicentennial Plaza ice rink closed at 9 p.m., it turned into something that resembled a frozen pond in Canada.
Hockey lovers from across the...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 7:35 PM
With 80 days and counting until Chicago plays host to the planet at NATO-G8, a big pitch for the event was made Thursday night from no less than America's ambassador to NATO.
In a lengthy speech at the Union League Club, Ivo Daalder told the Chicago...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Jul 21, 2011
NEW YORK — Belonging to a private club brings perks beyond having a place to brandish a golf club, booze it up with your chums or marry off your daughter in style. Membership often brings reciprocal privileges, meaning you can find a clubby spot...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 2:37 PM
Speaking a few paces from Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's offices, former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney said today that his former chief of staff did not deserve prosecution by the federal prosecutor in the Valerie Plame case.
| May 28, 2012
| 8:03 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain
Union League Club of Chicago
65 W. Jackson Boulevard
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| Oct 20, 2011
| 2:21 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday gave a sneak preview of her new budget, saying there will be about 1,000 layoffs and another smidgen of a controversial sales tax increase shaved off.
The county’s chief executive won’t...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 11:06 AM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, facing a union effort to recall him from office, said today he will use Illinois’ tax increase and continued deficit as a defense for actions that included eliminating most collective bargaining rights for public...