| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted to endorse Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's mayoral bid Wednesday, according to several delegates who attended a packed meeting in the Armour Square neighborhood.
The endorsement vote culminated...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Florida's largest port is on track to hit record exports this year. More than $257 million in goods passed through Port Manatee during the first quarter of 2014. That's a 17 percent jump from the same period last year.
Manatee is not an isolated case....
| Oct 14, 2014
| 4:36 PM
President Barack Obama will return home on Sunday to appear at a campaign event for Gov. Pat Quinn, a White House official said.
Obama will spend Sunday night in the city, the official said. The next day, the president is scheduled to attend a $10,000-...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:16 PM
State Sen. Donne Trotter testified in federal court Thursday that he never authorized a South Side man to sign letters on his behalf promising top Zimbabwe officials that he would lobby President Barack Obama to end U.S. sanctions against the African...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:49 AM
A former top state public health official and a Chicago businessman who got caught in a sexual tryst quickly steered a $10,000 bonus to the person who walked in on them as part of a state grant fraud scheme, federal prosecutors allege.
| Sep 17, 2014
| 10:46 AM
Lawyers for a Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the oppressive regime of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe told a federal judge today that Mugabe has indicated he’s willing to sit for a videotaped deposition when he’s...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Lawyers for a Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the oppressive regime in Zimbabwe want to cross-examine Illinois state Sen. Donne Trotter about a cash bribe that was allegedly passed to him as part of an undercover FBI sting five...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:11 AM
SPRINGFIELD—Gov. Pat Quinn's administration said Friday that 103 workers at the state transportation agency who were hired over the last decade through a process the state's top watchdog determined was tied to politics will keep their jobs.
| May 4, 2014
Deadlocked in a tough campaign in September 2010, Gov. Pat Quinn launched a $55 million anti-violence grant program, doling out money to groups on the South Side and south suburbs, home to core Democratic voters.
Weeks later, Quinn piled up a 500,000-...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:03 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- The one-time top aide to former state public health chief Dr. Eric Whitaker pleaded guilty today in a $400,000 federal bribery and kickback scheme on state grants she controlled.
Quinshaunta Golden, 45, of Homewood, entered her plea in...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A well-known South Side activist and restaurateur pleaded guilty Friday to violating federal law by lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe’s longtime president in spite of U.S. economic sanctions.
Prince Asiel Ben...