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Reynolds doesn’t understand immigration chargesFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
The lawyer for former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds said Thursday his client needed more time to understand the “essential elements” of the immigration charges he faces. Reynolds failed to enter a plea on those charges Thursday in Zimbabwe.
Former congressman Reynolds arrested in ZimbabweFeb 18, 2014 12:00 AM
Just over a year ago, former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds tried to shed past disgrace with a potent campaign slogan: “Redemption.” It didn’t work then, and now Reynolds, once a rising star in the Democratic Party whose career collapsed when he was convicted of rape two decades ago, is under arrest again, this time on charges of possessing pornography and violating immigration laws in Zimbabwe.
Chicago area loses its own icons in 2013 Dec 26, 2013 12:00 AM
Writers, actors, ball players, radio icons, political leaders and more - in 2013 the region lost some famous people who were part of the Chicago area family. Here is a final look.
Quinn visiting wounded service members Dec 20, 2013 12:00 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn is heading to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to deliver holiday cards to wounded armed service members from Illinois.
Nelson Mandela to be buried Dec. 15 Dec 6, 2013 12:00 AM
South Africa’s president says Nelson Mandela will be buried on Sunday, Dec. 15. President Jacob Zuma also said Friday that a memorial service in a Johannesburg stadium will be held for the anti-apartheid leader on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Zuma said that Mandela’s body will lie in state at government buildings in Pretoria from Wednesday, Dec. 11, until the burial.
GOP candidate has given own campaign $1.25MNov 27, 2013 12:00 AM
Speaker calls Illinois ‘most crooked, most broke’ at political summit Nov 2, 2013 12:00 AM
The first Restore Illinois Summit convention brought in a veritable who's who of political heavyweights Saturday in Rosemont. U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, former congressman Joe Walsh, U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, all four Illinois GOP gubernatorial candidates (Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner and Dan Rutherford), as well as media figures such as Dan Proft, Michelle Malkin and Dana Loesch took part in the daylong summit.
Jackson to sell D.C. home to pay $750,000 judgmentOct 25, 2013 12:00 AM
Prison-bound former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. plans to sell his home in Washington, D.C., to help pay a $750,000 forfeiture judgment — part of his sentence for illegally dipping into his campaign coffers and spending the money on rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, furs capes, vacations, TVs and scores of other personal items. The Chicago Democrat’s attorneys and federal prosecutors mentioned the plan in a joint filing Friday.
SPIN METER: Who’s jumping through which 2016 hoops Aug 17, 2013 12:00 AM
There is so much to do: Polish a record, for those in office; network with central constituencies of the party; take a serious stab at social media; start dealing with pesky baggage; and get going with a shadow campaign, which can mean bringing on national advisers, powering up a political action committee, or both. The little-knowns must get better known. The well-knowns must shape how people know them.
Downers Grove Republican to take on Durbin Jul 15, 2013 12:00 AM
A Downers Grove man and West Point graduate is running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. Doug Truax, 43, says he’s tired of failed leadership and wants to take the seat currently held by Democrat Dick Durbin.
Is there a leadership gap at Homeland Security? Jul 13, 2013 12:00 AM
The pattern of putting acting officials in leadership positions at the Homeland Security Department— sometimes replacing acting officials with other acting officials — has been going on for months. This swath of vacancies raises questions about how a department depleted of permanent leadership could implement changes, particularly as Congress considers overhauling the nation’s immigration system.
Images: Tammy Duckworth at work in Washington May 31, 2013 12:00 AM
Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates, a double-amputee Iraq War veteran elected last November, encountered a basic hurdle when she moved into her congressional office in January — she couldn't open her own office door. Since then, she's made her entire office accessible to those with disabilities — one part of her determination to serve as a voice on disability issues.
Sen. Dick Durbin visits London Middle School May 31, 2013 12:00 AM
Jack London Middle School students wrapped up a yearlong study of immigration last week with a visit from a sponsor of the DREAM Act. U.S. Sen. Dick Durban was there to explain the Act, as well as listen to students' proposals on immigration reform
McCain makes surprise trip to Syria to visit rebels May 27, 2013 12:00 AM
Republican Sen. John McCain has quietly slipped into Syria for a meeting with Syrian rebels. Spokeswoman Rachael Dean confirms the Arizona Republican made the visit. She declined further comment about the trip
State Dep’t sought to change Libya talking points May 10, 2013 12:00 AM
The latest disclosures Friday raised new questions about whether the Obama administration tried to play down any terrorist factor in the attack on a diplomatic compound just weeks before the November presidential election. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed when insurgents struck the U.S. mission in two nighttime attacks.
Images: Margaret Thatcher through the years Apr 8, 2013 12:00 AM
Margaret Thatcher, the former U.K. prime minister who helped end the Cold War and was known as the "Iron Lady" for her uncompromising style, died Monday. She was 87.
Beavers' tax evasion trial resumes Mar 11, 2013 12:00 AM
A tough-talking Chicago Democratic politician remained defiant as his tax-evasion trial resumed Monday after a three-month delay, vowing to testify and challenge prosecutors when testimony begins in coming days. William Beavers has pleaded not guilty to charges he diverted more than $225,000 from campaign coffers to support a gambling habit and for other personal use without reporting it on 2006 through 2008 returns.
Senate confirms Hagel as defense secretary Feb 26, 2013 12:00 AM
A deeply divided Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Republican Chuck Hagel to be the nation’s next defense secretary, handing President Barack Obama’s pick the top Pentagon job just days before billions of dollars in automatic, across-the-board budget cuts hit the military.
Jackson Jr. and wife will plead guilty Feb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
In a spectacular fall from political prominence, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife agreed Friday to plead guilty to federal charges growing out of what prosecutors said was a scheme to use $750,000 in campaign funds for lavish personal expenses, including a $43,000 gold watch and furs.
After speech, supporters to promote Obama agenda Feb 11, 2013 12:00 AM
The White House and outside supporters of President Barack Obama are launching simultaneous social media, public outreach and fundraising campaigns tied to Tuesday's State of the Union address. The efforts will concentrate on key issues Obama will raise in his prime-time address to a joint session of Congress: jobs and the budget, gun control, immigration and climate change.
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- Mount Prospect bakery finds temporary home after fire
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- Glassmann, Fremd make it happen in MSL title game
- Dawn Patrol: Lawmakers look at soda tax; Mundelein ready to buy land
- Schaumburg gives green light to Zurich American HQ
- Streamwood's Fireside Ale House off to a good start
- Cubs wait on Almora
- Residents call for Dist. 54 chief's firing after DUI charge
- '3 Days' really two bad movies in one
- Park Ridge boy in Amber Alert found unharmed
- Lake County lawmakers want to dissolve Fox Waterway Agency
- Suburban doctor charged with illegally dispensing OxyContin
- Algonquin man on 'most wanted' list arrested
- Ex-Addison cop facing multiple charges gets $200,000 bond
- Religious leaders unite against graffiti attacks
- Small business owners sound off in Elgin
- Route 137 opening has immediate impact
- Residents call for Dist. 54 chief's firing after DUI charge
- Get ready for a huge loss of tax money
- Lake Park pool push getting mixed reviews
- Duckworth shines bright in first term
- COD trustees reimbursed for driving to meetings
- Land of opportunity now of opportunism
- First concealed carry permits could be issued next week
- Streamwood firehouse reopens 4 years after closing
- Wauconda administrator earns praise
- Plan calls for white water rafting on Fox River
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