| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday appointed a Chicago hedge fund executive as the city’s new comptroller to replace a former aide who faces federal corruption charges in Ohio.
Emanuel selected Daniel Widawsky, a managing director at Citadel LLC, to...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:12 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will launch a lobbying push Tuesday to stop Congress from approving harsh new penalties for Iran, a move the White House warns could sink international negotiations aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear program.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:48 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration added 17 foreign companies and individuals to a federal blacklist Thursday for allegedly helping Iran evade economic sanctions, a move intended both to maintain pressure on Tehran during upcoming nuclear...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:39 PM
WASHINGTON – Despite intense lobbying, advocates of imposing new sanctions on Iran failed to advance key legislation in Congress this week, a sign that the Obama administration may have more support for its pleas of restraint than it appears....
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:51 PM
The U.S. Senate today confirmed the appointment of a veteran federal prosecutor to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Manish Shah, who is chief of the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office,...
| Apr 10, 2014
Julie A. Brady, a prominent figure in Illinois Republican politics, worked as a volunteer at the state level for several candidates and was an early supporter of the GOP's 2008 presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain.
The wife of former Illinois...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:01 PM
WASHINGTON — The White House will block Iran's choice of United Nations ambassador from entering the United States, officials said Friday, stoking new tension between Tehran and Washington as they approach a critical moment in negotiations over...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Public officials in Glendale are praising a vote by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday that passed a resolution to observe and commemorate the Armenian Genocide.
Authored by committee chair Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Mark...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Sunday sharply criticized a feature of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, contending Illinois’ expansion of Medicaid coverage deceives people into believing they have health insurance.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Sen. Dick Durbin's run for re-election against Republican Jim Oberweis promises to be a costly, rough-and-tumble contest in which the longtime Democratic lawmaker has key advantages.
In a closer-than-expected GOP primary race Tuesday, Oberweis emerged...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:22 PM
U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and John Cornyn joined top Cook County law enforcement officials to endorse a Senate bill intended to target the Internet sex trade.
The Republicans met with Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and Sheriff Tom Dart in Kirk'...