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Full Name: Barack Hussein Obama Born: August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii Official Website: www.barackobama.com barackobama @BARACKOBAMA Biography: Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. He is seeking a second term in office. In...
A state legislative committee voted 11-1 Thursday to recommend that the full Illinois House expel Rep. Derrick Smith over federal bribery charges. “It’s with a heavy heart we take this action today,” said Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, D-...
Change of SubjectQ: Is it true that the Chicago Public Schools educate about 18 percent of the special-education students enrolled in Illinois' public schools, but receive 29 percent of the grant money earmarked for special education? A: Yes, according to the Illinois.......
Tribune reporterThe son of Illinois Senate President John Cullerton was arrested and charged with assault after he allegedly threatened a bouncer in a Wicker Park bar, police said. Garritt M. Cullerton, 28, was at the Innjoy bar in the 2000 block of West Division Street...
Tags: Prosecution, Crimes, Politics, Wicker Park, Misdemeanors
Tribune reporterThe Pace suburban bus system has jumped aboard a CTA pilot project to accept credit and debit cards for fare payment as early as next year. The CTA board approved an agreement with Pace Wednesday to piggyback on the CTA’s $454 million contract with...
Don't you find it odd that the word "extremism" seems to apply only to conservative Republicans? Terminology often drives political discourse, and those who control the terms often determine the outcome. Establishment Republicans have too often been...
The last few weeks showcased the Illinois General Assembly at its best and worst. Lawmakers plotted a course — and summoned the courage — to rescue Medicaid. They began the process of closing underused state institutions, passed a bill to...
Tribune reporterElmhurst officials can prohibit local leaders from serving on more than one elected board at the same time if residents support the idea at the polls, according to a legal opinion presented to a City Council committee Monday. The opinion came after...
Tags: Elmhurst, Politics, Glen Ellyn, Voting, Crime, Law and Justice
Tribune reporterThe Illinois Senate today voted 53-0 to raise money from strip clubs to support rape crisis centers. Adult entertainment establishments that sell or allow alcohol consumption are expected to pay up more under legislation that now moves to the House. A...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD --- Hundreds of thousands of poor Illinoisans would lose health coverage, prescription drug discounts for seniors would be dropped and dental care for adults would be greatly curtailed as part of $1.6 billion in budget cuts lawmakers...
Tribune reporterState's attorneys may soon have more power to target gang leaders under a crackdown measure the Illinois Senate approved today at the urging of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The change makes it easier to prosecute people who organize illegal activities but use...
Tags: Punishment, Gang Activity, Heroin, Cocaine, Laws
Clout StreetInternet dating services would have to provide more safety checks for customers under a measure the Illinois Senate sent to the governor today. The legislation, approved 40-14, would require sites to say whether they perform criminal background checks on...
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