| Jun 18, 2012
With the Willis Tower visible in the distance against a backdrop of clear blue sky, President Barack Obama set off for Mexico on Sunday aboard Air Force One at the conclusion of a weekend spent in his hometown with family and friends.
| Sep 12, 2012
| 3:23 PM
"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way."-FDR
Doug Hagmann, an investigative reporter published his work with a high-up source in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The insider testimony was...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett is holding two events in Maryland today -- one tied directly to President Barack Obama's campaign for reelection and the other a policy forum at Morgan State University focused on African Americans.
| Aug 5, 2012
| 3:22 PM
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney will return to the Chicago area for the second time this summer to pitch the need to restore manufacturing jobs in Elk Grove Village and to raise campaign cash at two downtown fundraisers.
| Aug 6, 2012
| 2:22 PM
More than a month after the Obama campaign said the president could not lead the Bud Billiken parade and picnic, event organizers and the White House said that Obama deputy assistant Michael Strautmanis would instead serve as grand marshal of Saturday's...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Thousands of people turned out today for the Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic, an annual celebration of youth and education to mark the upcoming school year.
On a beautiful summer day, the parade stepped off about 10 a.m. near Oakwood Boulevard and King...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 7:10 PM
President Barack Obama arrived in Chicago this afternoon and is spending the night at home before a schedule of fundraising events set for Sunday.
Air Force One landed at O'Hare a little after 2:15 p.m. and by about 2:35 p.m. the president was being...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 7:19 PM
President Barack Obama criticized the newly minted Republican team of Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan during a series of hometown fundraisers Sunday, accusing the pair of trying to sell an economic plan of "trickle-down fairy dust" that doesn't work....
| Apr 25, 2012
| 7:29 PM
Barbara Bowman, chief of Chicago Public Schools'early childhood program and mother of White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, is stepping down from the district.
At the Chicago Board of Education's monthly meeting Wednesday, Bowman, 83, was read a...
| Mar 3, 2013
In late 2009, President Barack Obama appeared on "60 Minutes" and said "fat-cat bankers" were smothering his efforts to craft new rules for Wall Street.
As soon as the reforms cleared Congress six months later, the president's top advisers launched a...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 3:00 PM
WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama plans to attend Saturday’s funeral in Chicago for 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was fatally shot last week about a mile from the Obama family’s Kenwood home
Pendleton, an honor student and band...