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  • Democrats lost the big-money game in midterm election

    Facing a tough midterm election, Democrats put aside some of their remaining scruples about the new age of unlimited campaign spending and courted unions and hedge-fund billionaires for big checks to try to salvage a Senate majority. They spent a lot of...
  • Philly hoping for Democratic National Convention

    Philly hoping for Democratic National Convention
    PHILADELPHIA — It took less than an hour, and Murat Guzel was persuaded to break out his checkbook. With his signature, the Northampton County purveyor of organic foods put up $100,000 to try to bring the Democratic National Convention to...
  • CDC recommends looser Ebola monitoring than state quarantines for health workers

    The federal government announced new guidelines Monday for monitoring healthcare workers returning from West Africa that are far less restrictive than the quarantines that some states put in place for aid workers at risk of contracting Ebola. The...
  • Hillary all over again

    Hillary all over again
    With the exception of President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton is the most recognized American politician of this era. Today, she is far and away the Democratic front runner for president. Many believe she is the odds on favorite to win it all — a...
  • Chicago issues ride-sharing licenses to Lyft, Sidecar

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced his administration had issued the first city licenses to two ride-sharing companies, as lawmakers in Springfield consider voting this week to override Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of a bill that would impose tougher...
  • Illinois fifth in nation for bicycle deaths

    Illinois fifth in nation for bicycle deaths
    Illinois is among the top states for bicyclist fatalities, a report said Monday. In its annual Spotlight on Highway Safety: Bicyclist Safety report, the Governors Highway Safety Association found that Illinois rounded out the five states with highest...
  • Woodridge to discuss building athletic center

    Woodridge to discuss building athletic center
    The Woodridge Plan Commission will hold a public meeting next month to review park district plans for a new athletic center at a former strip mall site. The Woodridge Park District is proposing to build a two-story athletic center at the former 4.8-acre...
  • Stevenson's home becomes National Historic Landmark

    Stevenson's home becomes National Historic Landmark
    The former home in a wooded preserve off St. Mary's Road in Lake County of an Illinois governor who tried twice to be elected president will be dedicated Sunday as a National Historic Landmark. Adlai Ewing Stevenson II's home and farm becomes one of...
  • Brown loss not about race

    I read the recent articles in The Sun regarding the circumstances of Larry Hogan's victory over Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown ("Hogan and Brown: tortoise and hare?" Nov. 12). Mr. Brown lost to Mr. Hogan for a few very simple reasons. Mr. Brown ran a totally...
  • Q Poll: Crist pulling independents

    Q Poll: Crist pulling independents
    TALLAHASSEE -- A new Quinnipiac University poll finds Democrat Charlie Crist with a slight edge over incumbent Gov. Rick Scott, although the advantage is within the error margin. The poll of 817 likely voters conducted Oct. 22-27 found Crist with 43...
  • Divvy bike program back on track for Evanston and Oak Park

    Divvy bike program back on track for Evanston and Oak Park
    Oak Park and Evanston will be getting some Divvy bike rental stations thanks to a $3 million state grant. Gov. Pat Quinn approved the funding after his administration rejected a grant earlier this year to expand the bike-sharing system to the two...