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Clout StreetCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sen. Dick Durbin introduced Barack Obama to the country at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 when the future president was a neophyte candidate for the U.S. Senate. He did it again four years later when Obama won the...
Tribune reporterA proposal to create an inspector general for the suburbs drew skeptical reactions Monday, as officeholders and taxpayer watchdogs questioned how the position would work and whether it’s necessary. But the idea got a warm reception from Gov. Pat...
The owner of a downstate dog training facility has agreed to refund thousands of dollars to families who were promised autism service dogs for their children but never received them, according to a consent judgment expected to be filed Thursday. The...
How long can you hold your breath? It's bad enough millions of U.S. homes are underwater, worth less money on the real estate market than needed to pay off the outstanding mortgage balance. The prospect of millions of Americans dragged under by...
Raghuveer Nayak, a former fundraiser for U.S. Jesse Jackson Jr.and Rod Blagojevich and a key figure in the U.S. Senate seat scandal, was arrested at his Oak Brook home this morning and charged with bribing doctors to send patients to his surgery centers....
Tags: Prosecution, Health, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Lawyers, Barack Obama
Attorney General Lisa Madigan obtained a court order to ensure Sauk Village residents have immediate access to safe drinking water. The village will distribute water bottles at the community center from seven days a week at the Ed Paesel Community...
Clout StreetGov. Pat Quinn signed a measure into law today that seeks to protect families that take out high-risk home loans and put more restrictions on companies that issue high-interest tax refund anticipation loans. Under the measure, which goes into effect Jan....
A South Side lawmaker who helped found an AIDS awareness organization that attracted the interest of federal prosecutors has quietly resigned. Democratic Rep. Connie Howard stepped down from the Illinois House effective July 9. She cited "personal...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — Federal authorities are widening their probe of a newly retired South Side lawmaker with a fresh subpoena seeking records of a scholarship named in her honor and of an Illinois House committee she once chaired. Democratic Rep....
Under a state law that took effect last year, schools are allowed to stock and use prescription medicine that can save the lives of students with severe allergic reactions. But when school nurses asked doctors to prescribe the epinephrine shots, better...
The Justice Department announced a fair-lending settlement with Wells Fargo & Co. on Thursday that will compensate tens of thousands of the bank's African-American and Hispanic borrowers who were allegedly steered into high-cost, subprime mortgages. A...
Tribune reportersJoshua Merritt said he had no reason to be suspicious when one of his friends texted him, asking him to hang out with two other teenagers they both knew. But after Merritt, 17, arrived at the home of one of the boys in Chicago’s East Beverly...
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