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  • Emanuel picks hedge fund director as new comptroller

    Emanuel picks hedge fund director as new comptroller
    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...
  • White House to lobby Congress in bid to forestall Iran sanctions

    White House to lobby Congress in bid to forestall Iran sanctions
    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. A...
  • White House adds to Iran sanctions blacklist

    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...
  • Advocates of new Iran sanctions fail to advance key legislation

    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....
  • Veteran prosecutor confirmed for federal bench in Chicago

    Veteran prosecutor confirmed for federal bench in Chicago
    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,...
  • Julie A. Brady, Republican activist, 1962-2014

    Julie A. Brady, Republican activist, 1962-2014
    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...
  • U.S. won't issue visa for Iran's pick for U.N. ambassador

    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...
  • Local officials express happiness with resolution observing Armenian Genocide

    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...
  • Kirk, Rauner question Illinois' Medicaid expansion

    Kirk, Rauner question Illinois' Medicaid expansion
    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. The...
  • Oberweis faces tough race against Durbin

    Oberweis faces tough race against Durbin
    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...
  • Kirk joins Cook officials in push to fight Internet sex trade

    Kirk joins Cook officials in push to fight Internet sex trade
    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'...