| Jun 28, 2011
A federal jury Monday convicted Rod Blagojevich of sweeping corruption, putting an end to a tragicomic legal and political drama that brought down Illinois' showy and would-be populist former governor.
In its 10th day of deliberations, the 11-woman, one-...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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"...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 7:53 PM
President Barack Obama is in Chicago for three fundraisers tonight, and plans to sleep in his own bed for the first time in a long while.
About 350 people were in the Chicago Cultural Center ballroom at 78 W. Washington St. for the first event, where...