| May 9, 2012
| 12:46 PM
| Nov 16, 2011
| 2:25 PM
Saying "a fish rots at the head," the chairman of the Republican National Committee on Wednesday urged President Obama's defeat next year for failing to deliver on promises to fix the economy.
Reince Priebus, the RNC leader, made the comments after a...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 1:25 PM
A federal court panel today upheld the Democratic-drawn redistricting of Illinois' congressional boundaries, rejecting a Republican challenge that contended the new map was illegal.
The court agreed with the GOP complaint that the map “was a...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:11 AM
Sen. Mark Kirk was hospitalized after suffering a stroke over the weekend and underwent surgery Monday in Chicago, his office said.
According to a statement, Kirk, 52, checked himself in to Lake Forest Hospital in the Chicago area on Saturday, where...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 5:49 AM
President Obama personally kicks off his re-election effort with a set of events in his home town of Chicago Thursday, and he's lined up A-list talent to help him get things started.
According to a Democratic source, Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, All-...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 12:07 PM
"Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast members beat up and injured a Chicago-area police officer and his cousin during a brawl earlier this year at a posh Dominican resort, two lawsuits filed today allege.
Adolfo Arreola, a sworn officer with the...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 11:33 AM
The Des Plaines River near Lemont, Ill., has taken on an unusually ruddy hue this week, due to a red dye that scientists have begun pouring in the water.
The temporary tint is part of a study to see where water from the Des Plaines River may by moving...
| Aug 16, 2010
| 1:11 PM
Imagine raising vegetables in an abandoned, four-story manufacturing building. And doing it without soil.
An old building once used to manufacture plows for farm fields is being transformed into a dirtless vertical farm where fish and lettuce are grown...
| May 23, 2011
| 5:58 PM
Mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants is declining nationally after years of increases, prompted by laws in Illinois and more than a dozen other states that for the first time limited emissions of the toxic metal.
Now the Obama administration is...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will argue that President Obama has governed based on his principles, not politics, as he steps onto his highest-profile stage as a surrogate for his former boss.
Emanuel will speak to Iowa Democrats at the annual Jefferson...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 4:54 PM
The draw of a mayoral ballot that didn’t have a Daley on it wasn’t as great as some election forecasters had expected.
Early reports on today’s election indicate voter turnout will be well below the 50 percent predicted, possibly as...