| Nov 24, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Barack Obama who grew up in Chicago, visited two South Side stores Saturday afternoon as part of a nationwide effort to support small businesses during the holiday shopping season.
Jarrett stopped by Little...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 10:09 PM
WASHINGTON — When her father's second term as president is up, Malia Obama will be 18 and entering adulthood. She and her younger sister, Sasha, will have spent their formative years in the White House, a place their parents have attempted to...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:18 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he didn't want to "set expectations" about whether Chicago teachers will strike next week, but he did say a walkout is "not necessary."
“I believe if everybody stays at the table and works through...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 2:56 PM
Arne Duncan, Obama’s education secretary and a former Chicago Public Schools chief, was asked by reporters about the possibility of a teachers’ strike back home in the nation’s third-largest school district.
| Sep 6, 2012
— U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez used his turn on the Democratic National Convention stage Wednesday to hail President Barack Obama's support for immigration reform and blasted Republican nominee Mitt Romney as someone who wants to turn into "nightmares"...
| Nov 16, 2011
Obama administration Cabinet members and senior aides are fanning out across the country in an aggressive fundraising drive, taking advantage of porous campaign finance laws that allow them to appear as marquee speakers and raise substantial money for the...
| 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...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:42 AM
A contrite former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison, capping one of the state's worst political scandals and humbling a controversial and defiant figure who rode into office as a champion of reform.
| Dec 6, 2011
| 3:37 PM
Rod Blagojevich's sentencing hearing has ended for the day, with the defense emphasizing the damage a long prison sentence would have on Blagojevich’s family.
Lawyer Aaron Goldstein also read a letter read to the court from Blagojevich’s...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 4:00 AM
It's been revealed that the Obama administration named its war against Libya -- Operation Odyssey Dawn -- after a little-known album by English progressive rock band Yes.
But what hasn't been revealed are the names of other album titles seriously...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 4:32 PM
I can't easily render this 72-page .pdf image file of the recent filing by lawyers for convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich into text, but if anyone out there with an OCR scanner and some time on your hands wants to......