By Paul Bedard | 07/30/14 01:27 PM
She is now considered the Grandma-in-Chief, but first lady Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Shields Robinson, once told her daughter that after raising two kids herself, "don't expect me to raise any kid of yours!" according to a rare analysis of her White House role.
By Becket Adams | 07/25/14 01:07 PM
First lady Michelle Obama called on donors Thursday evening to cut the "biggest, fattest" checks to the Democratic Party, warning that a failure to assist financially in the upcoming midterm elections could result in the death of "Hope and Change."
07/25/14 10:52 AM
DeWine SANDUSKY, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit on Wednesday against a Chicago-based mortgage rescue business that allegedly took money from consumers and made false promises about its ability to rescue homeowners from foreclosure. Credence...
By Steve Chapman | 07/20/14 01:18 PM
Judged as a whole, Chicago is doing a lot of things right. Judged by the plight of its least fortunate, that's not nearly enough.
By Cal Thomas | 07/16/14 02:18 PM
It may be too soon to label it a trend and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their most loyal and enthusiastic voting bloc: African-Americans.
07/15/14 01:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first major donations to President Barack Obama's presidential library are rolling in from New York and Chicago, two cities that are competing vigorously to host the future library. Since launching in February, the Barack Obama Foundation has raised at least $850,000 from...
07/13/14 01:00 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police misconduct investigation files will be made available to the public, after city attorneys decided not to continue fighting litigation pursuing their release, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office said Sunday. The city previously had a long-standing policy of treating police...
By Kelly Cohen | 07/13/14 12:40 PM
Thousands of nonprofit groups and small apartment buildings have been getting free city garbage service for the past decade when they shouldn't have been, according to a new Chicago inspector general's report and reporting by the Chicago Sun-Times.
07/10/14 05:45 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is announcing plans to trim 15,000 more trees this year than in 2013. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Streets and Sanitation made the announcement this week. Emanuel says the proper maintenance of the city's estimated 580,000 parkway trees is a...
By Cal Thomas | 07/09/14 04:37 PM
Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents.
By Brian Hughes | 06/26/14 04:57 PM
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" has a villain who will remind viewers of a certain vice president back in the news: Dick Cheney.
By Paul Bedard | 06/23/14 08:39 AM
The lovey-dovey public relationship between Oprah Winfrey and the President and Michelle Obama is a mirage, according to a new book that says first lady badgers the TV giant for favors and makes the fellow Chicagoan feel “jumpy.”
By Noemie Emery | 07/29/14
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By Philip Klein | 07/28/14