An update on the Obama library front: the president's Hawaii-based half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, has just been appointed to the board of his foundation in a move that could potentially dash Chicago's hopes... Read »
Disgraced ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich could be released early from his 14-year federal prison sentence for acts of felony corruption that included an attempt to sell Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Read »
Illinois senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk are taking different perspectives on how (or how not) to respond to the bloody civil battle ravaging Iraq. Read »
Illinois congressman Adam Kinzinger says the U.S. should deploy special forces to combat the Islamic insurgency in Iraq. Read »
We all know the answer to that question, but it felt appropriate to post a headline only slightly less ridiculous than The Donald. Here's a better one: Is Donald Trump the best thing to ever happen to Rahm... Read »
In exchange for a donation to OFA, participants will be entered for a chance to win airfare, hotel stay and back stage passes to a James Taylor concert in Chicago. Read »
Making the rounds at two Chicago fundraisers Thursday, President Barack Obama urged donors to open their wallets and help get out the vote in order to maintain Democrats' control of the Senate. Read »
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