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  • Poll: Chicago is 'America's most dangerous city'

    New poll finds American view Chicago, President Obama's hometown, as the nation's most dangerous city.

  • Obama narrows library search

    The Barack Obama Foundation issued a request for proposals Monday to the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University and the University of Hawaii, all of which submitted their qualifications to host the future Obama Presidential Library earlier this year.

  • Chicago fighting motion to disqualify private firm it hired for opioid lawsuit

    Singer CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A pharmaceutical company’s motion to disqualify the law firm the City of Chicago hired to represent it in its opioid lawsuit “is baseless and should be denied,” attorneys for the city and its counsel asserted earlier this week. In a document filed...

  • Union-backed 'Fight for $15' minimum wage protesters block traffic, prompt arrests

    Raising the federal minimum wage for fast-food workers is a hot talking point for the Left, and the issue made headlines Thursday as union-backed demonstrators nationwide staged protests to call attention to the issue.

  • Chicago mayor to sign minimum wage executive order

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to sign an executive order that requires city contractors and subcontractors to pay employees a $13-an-hour minimum wage. Emanuel's office says he'll sign the order Wednesday morning. Officials say it will apply to city contracts advertised after...

  • Highway interchange named for former Chicago mayor

    CHICAGO (AP) — A highway interchange near downtown Chicago has been named for former Mayor Jane Byrne. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the new name Friday afternoon for what's known as the Circle Interchange. Its new name is the Jane Byrne Interchange. Byrne held office from 1979 to 1983. She was the...

  • Chicago schools getting $10M for Safe Passage

    CHICAGO (AP) — A school safety program beefed up after dozens of Chicago schools were closed last year will get a $10 million infusion from the state of Illinois for further expansion, Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday. Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third-largest district, started the...

  • US judge tosses Koschman suit against Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit accusing the city of Chicago, police and state prosecutors of covering up the involvement of then-Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew in David Koschman's death in 2004. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer Thursday ruled the...

  • Chicago Little Leaguers return to city

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's champion Little League team was welcomed home with fire trucks soaking their plane with water and the cheers of hundreds gathered at an airport gate. The Jackie Robinson West All Stars captivated the city over a month as they battled to capture the U.S. Little League...

  • Federal subpoena sought email of ex-Pat Quinn advisers

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal grand jury has subpoenaed the emails of three former top advisers to Gov. Pat Quinn, including a onetime chief of staff, as part of a criminal investigation into the governor's $54.5 million Chicago anti-violence program. The Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, which...

  • Officials: Gunman holds hostages in Chicago suburb

    HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — Officials in a Chicago suburb say a gunman is barricaded in a home and holding hostages. Two police officers were wounded by gunfire Tuesday afternoon in the incident after responding to a call of a burglary in progress in the city of Harvey, about 25 miles south of Chicago....

  • Chicago hires private firm for opioid lawsuit, withholds hourly rates

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The City of Chicago has hired a private law firm to file a lawsuit against five pharmaceutical manufacturers, but it will not disclose the hourly fees the firm submitted or if the contract was ever put out to bid. The lawsuit accuses the defendants of misrepresenting...

  • Emanuel: 57 public schools get air conditioning

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials say classroom air conditioning has been installed in 57 public schools, with 29 more scheduled to get it by the end of October. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett say the first phase of the project was completed on time and...

  • Blagojevich, state corruption feature in ruling

    CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court took on the issue of Illinois corruption under now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as it revived a lawsuit alleging that racetrack owners bribed the Democrat to get him to push through legislation that cost casinos $90 million. In reinstating the case...

  • Chicago Teachers Union head makes $235,000 a year

    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis nets an annual salary and benefits totaling $235,000 annually and owns three homes, including a vacation house in Hawaii.



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    It has become a staple of the political left to brand Republicans the anti-science, anti-reason party. This narrative congealed in a breathless 2005 book by journalist Chris Mooney entitled—does...

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