| Feb 27, 2015
| 6:58 PM
After forcing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff election to keep his job, Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is framing the head-to-head showdown as part of an ideological fight for the soul of the Democratic Party.
That narrative seeks to...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 10:25 AM
Hillary Clinton addressed the promise of urban renewal as an engine for economic expansion Monday but stressed the need for fostering growth "in a way that lifts everybody up."
As she closes in on the launch of a presidential campaign in which she...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 12:59 PM
If the Chicago mayoral campaign of Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is remembered for nothing else, it might be the way he slapped down Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a recent debate with references to Darth Vader and imperiousness.
Garcia ripped into Emanuel, the first-term...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 3:26 PM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday banned non-essential, state-funded travel to Indiana in response to that state's religious freedom law that critics say opens the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians.
The ban applies to all state agencies and...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 10:03 PM
It was a run-of-the-mill complaint — a smell of gas — with a troubling explanation: Someone had improperly tapped into a Manhattan building's gas line, and it was leaking.
The issue was quickly resolved. But seven months later, authorities...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 2:40 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday sought to deflect criticism about his $20 million campaign fund stocked with six-figure contributions from wealthy Republican donors by highlighting the support he's received from several unions.
The mayor joined members...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 7:35 AM
Standing in front of an upright piano in a large, wood-floored living room, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia told several dozen campaign donors seated in folding chairs that he would put an end to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's "corporate agenda."
| Mar 20, 2015
| 5:30 AM
Like many other big players in national politics, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has relied for years on campaign cash from California to fuel his career.
But on Thursday in Los Angeles, scores of Californians who want to oust the mayor in Chicago’s...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 8:00 AM
On hot summer days, Dong-Ping Wong does what many New Yorkers do; he heads to the riverfront.
But then he wants to do what only die-hards would do: go for a swim.
"There's this giant body of water, but as a city dweller, you don't ever think that it's...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 5:54 PM
New York City on Tuesday reached a tentative agreement with members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community over a tradition known as oral suction circumcision.
Health officials have linked 17 cases of infant herpes since 2000 to the ancient ritual of...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 3:10 AM
UPDATED: The Sunday morning guest list this weekend:
Radio host Rush Limbaugh and Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., visit "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Fox News says it is Limbaugh's first appearance in more than five years on the show....