| Nov 22, 2014
| 3:00 PM
A crowd gathered Saturday at a Chicago high school named for a Mexican president to rejoice in President Barack Obama's executive action to issue a reprieve for people living in the United States illegally whose children were born here — a...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Four years ago, recently departed White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel chose the crowded gymnasium of a North Side elementary school to formally kick off what he'd been building up to for weeks: a run for mayor of Chicago.
The venue, John C....
| Dec 6, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Often criticized for perpetuating a city of haves and have-nots, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired back Saturday with his own tale of two cities — the old Chicago and new Chicago — as he kicked off his campaign for a second term.
Though he stuck with...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:13 PM
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois will be among 12 members of Congress to visit a section of the U.S. border Thursday and Friday where tens of thousands of children have crossed into the country, his office announced Wednesday.
Gutierrez, a Democrat,...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Sen. Dick Durbin has long said that he and his wife, Loretta, an Illinois lobbyist, take pains to separate their work and avoid conflicts of interest.
But a Tribune investigation has found instances in which Loretta Durbin's clients have received...
| Aug 14, 2014
With just a few legislative days left for the 113th Congress before the November elections, it is clear that House Republicans will ignore the bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill passed by the Senate last year. Even when the business, labor,...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk said his office launched an effort to connect young immigrants in the Chicago area with religious organizations and community groups on Monday, about a month after the Republican drew fire for demanding that children who've recently crossed...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Chicago will join New York and Los Angeles in a corporate-funded push to try to get more legal immigrants to become U.S. citizens.
The Cities for Citizenship initiative is getting a $1.1 million contribution from Citigroup to help pay for the three...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Congress has spoken.
Twelve members of the House of Representative Judiciary Committed issued a demand in a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, strongly requesting that the league exercise transparency regarding the Ray Rice domestic violence...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 3:24 PM
President Barack Obama’s decision to delay action on immigration until after the November elections was met with anger and frustration from local Latino activists, who blamed fellow Democrats for putting politics ahead of the needs of immigrant...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:19 PM
With President Obama deciding not to take executive action on immigration until after the November election, some Democrats took to the Sunday talk shows to voice their frustration with him and with Congress' continued inaction.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-...