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  • Local memorials for Mandela set for Friday, Sunday

    Local memorials for Mandela set for Friday, Sunday
    Chicagoans will have a chance to sing, dance and pay respects to former South African President Nelson Mandela at services on Friday and Sunday. Chicago's South African Consulate announced a Friday memorial for the anti-apartheid leader at 7 p.m. at the...
  • Schakowsky only Illinois 'no' vote on budget deal

    Schakowsky only Illinois 'no' vote on budget deal
    WASHINGTON -- Fifteen of the 18 House members from Illinois voted today in favor of the federal budget deal, which passed 332-94. One Illinois Democrat voted no and two others skipped the vote. The two who did not vote were Reps. Bobby Rush and...
  • Broadway Bands with Odd Bedfellows for Broadcast Spectrum Battle

    Not many things can unite Broadway and non-profit theaters with major league sports and mega-churches. But they're all part of the posse that has banded together for "Pardon the Interruption," a Capitol Hill forum centered on preserving the wireless...
  • Ousted Metra chief gives new details on patronage allegations

    Ousted Metra chief gives new details on patronage allegations
    Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford offered an insider's look at Illinois' culture of political back-scratching yesterday as he provided the most detailed accounting yet of patronage allegations that he says led to his departure from the commuter rail agency....
  • U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush defends controversial rail project

    U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush defends controversial rail project
    U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush defended his role in a controversial South Side rail project Tuesday, saying racially biased reporting unfairly characterized his recommendation that Metra pay $50,000 to a little-known Washington, D.C., group to monitor minority...
  • 2 Chicago men charged in Zimbabwe plot

    2 Chicago men charged in Zimbabwe plot
    They called themselves the "Chicago connection" and appeared confident that their contacts with Illinois politicians would help persuade newly elected President Barack Obama to lift longtime economic sanctions against leaders in Zimbabwe, according to...
  • Give reason back her scepter. Abolish the 'town-hall' congressional meeting

     
    Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
  • Kirk attempts to move beyond gang member arrest flap

    Kirk attempts to move beyond gang member arrest flap
    Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Monday sought to move past a controversy that flared over his call for mass arrests of gang members by pushing for new federal gang-apprehension initiatives to assist local law enforcement. Earlier this year, Kirk had...
  • Light shed on Rush's role in Metra scandal

    Light shed on Rush's role in Metra scandal
    After pressuring a Metra contractor to hire more African-American companies for a crucial South Side rail project, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush recommended that the commuter rail agency pay $50,000 to a little-known Washington, D.C., group to monitor minority...
  • House Republicans schedule rare hearing on climate change

    House Republicans schedule rare hearing on climate change
    WASHINGTON – House Republicans have summoned the leaders of 13 federal agencies to a hearing next month to examine their plans to implement a sweeping climate change agenda that President Obama outlined in a June speech. Organized by the Energy...
  • Rush takes leave from Congress because of wife's illness

    Rush takes leave from Congress because of wife's illness
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Bobby Rush of Chicago began a leave of absence from Congress on Sept. 12 because his wife, Carolyn, is ill, a Rush spokeswoman said today. In mid-August, Rep. Rush attended a conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and had planned to...