| May 16, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Joliet City Councilman Jim McFarland wants to hear firsthand – and publicly – what Corrections Corp. of America plans to do if it builds an immigration detention center in Joliet.
McFarland, who called for a public meeting to learn about...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:06 PM
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin spoke directly to citizens in her devastated state Monday night, saying, 'We are looking under every single piece of debris” for the missing after a massive tornado ripped apart the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore.
| May 20, 2013
| 6:26 PM
WASHINGTON--President Obama called Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday evening to offer federal support for the communities hit by a devastating tornado, the White House said in a statement.
Obama expressed his concern for those affected and offered all...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
There's a secret lurking behind all that weeping and wailing over those across-the-board cuts in federal spending now going into effect -- and beginning to filter through the economy:
The emphasis in the news continues to be on the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:15 PM
UC student leaders had their first meeting Tuesday with new UC system President Janet Napolitano and emerged saying they were “cautiously optimistic” that she would address their concerns, including those affecting students who were brought...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:18 PM
News stories about Janet Yellen’s nomination to head the Federal Reserve have all stated one obvious fact: If confirmed, she will be the first woman to hold that position. But there’s an even more significant barrier Yellen is breaching. She&...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:59 PM
New University of California President Janet Napolitano received a mixed reception Friday during her first official visit to UCLA, facing protesters who dislike her past policies as U.S. secretary of Homeland Security but also meeting with student...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:18 PM
WASHINGTON – President Obama plans to nominate former top Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson to be secretary of Homeland Security, a senior administration official confirmed Thursday.
Obama is expected to make the announcement Friday afternoon at the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:30 PM
WASHINGTON — Jeh Johnson, a former Pentagon general counsel who established the legal frameworks for lethal drone strikes and for allowing gays to serve openly in the military, will be nominated by President Obama to be the next secretary of...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Reaction was broad and swift Thursday to the announcement by UC president Janet Napolitano that she would allocate $5 million in university funds to help the system's estimated 900 students who entered the country illegally.
The issue of how to...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Opponents of a proposed immigrant detention center in Joliet turned up the volume of their criticism this month.
Gov. Pat Quinn last week joined Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives in opposing...