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Jesse Jackson, Jr. to Be Sentenced Wednesday

Jesse Jackson, Jr., the former Congressman and son of Jesse Jackson, is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday for misspending $750,000 in campaign funds. Jackson’s wife Sandi is also scheduled for sentencing at the same time for her failure to report

Jesse Jackson, Jr. to Be Sentenced Wednesday

Bright Hopes for Ousting So.South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham

Conservative star State Senator Lee Bright (SC-12) tells Breitbart News he will formally announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate Tuesday. “It’s time for someone new to represent the people of South Carolina in the U.S. Senate,” said Bright. “Tim Scott

Bright Hopes for Ousting So.South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham

Chicago Community Organizer: Labor Unions 'Poverty Pimping', 'Racist'

According to J.R. Fleming, a community organizer from the south side of Chicago, labor unions are “poverty-pimping racists.” I caught up with Fleming outside of the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago on Thursday during a big-labor organized protest against

Chicago Community Organizer: Labor Unions 'Poverty Pimping', 'Racist'

Chicago Protests Against ALEC Turn Violent, 7 Arrested

Seven protesters against the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) 40th Anniversary conference held in Chicago, IL, were taken into custody on Thursday after the demonstrations took a violent turn. The protest was organized by the Chicago Federation of Labor in

Chicago Protests Against ALEC Turn Violent, 7 Arrested

'Peaceful Protester' Goes Ballistic on ALEC Attendees

After seven demonstrators from protests organized by the Chicago Federation of Labor were taken into custody on charges ranging from battery to obstruction and interference with police officers, an individual who claimed to be part of Anonymous harassed a small group of

'Peaceful Protester' Goes Ballistic on ALEC Attendees

Rahm's Chicago: $1 Billion Financial Shortfall Forecast by 2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel released the city’s second Annual Financial Forecast on Wednesday. Not only does the report predict a $369 million financial shortfall for the city’s operating “budget” in 2014, but it also predicts a shortfall of more than

Rahm's Chicago: $1 Billion Financial Shortfall Forecast by 2015

Rahm's Chicago: 2,409 City Employees Make Over $100k per Year

While residents across Chicago continue to struggle facing a 10.3 percent unemployment rate and a median household income of $47,371, according to the 2010 U.S. Census the city of Chicago is paying 2,409 of its employees over $100,000 per year. The

Rahm's Chicago: 2,409 City Employees Make Over $100k per Year

IL Congressman Roskam Under House Ethics Investigation

Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), the chief deputy majority whip, is under investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics. The investigation stems from a $25,653 trip Roskam took with his wife in October 2011, and whether the Taiwanese government funded it

IL Congressman Roskam Under House Ethics Investigation

New Data Shows Rahm's Chicago Murder Rate Spikes

Since early May, the Chicago murder rate for2013 has nearly matched that of 2012’s bloodbath; for those living among the south and west side war zones, the numbers are not getting better. The most recent Chicago Crime Statistics Portal shows

New Data Shows Rahm's Chicago Murder Rate Spikes

The Next Detroit? Bond Rating for Rahm's Chicago Downgraded by Moody's

On the eve of Detroit filing the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history, Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago had its bond rating downgraded by Moody’s Investor Services. Moody’s summarized the following weaknesses contributing to the city’s downgrade: • Extremely underfunded pension plans: actuaries

The Next Detroit? Bond Rating for Rahm's Chicago Downgraded by Moody's

Chicago Activist: Zimmerman Protests Diversion from Obama's Failings

As the institutional left prepares to deploy its organizers to well choreographed protests against the “not guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, black activists in President Obama’s hometown of Chicago are asking what happened to their president and his

Chicago Activist: Zimmerman Protests Diversion from Obama's Failings

World's Oldest Yacht Race Kicks Off from Chicago to Mackinac on Sat.

Sailors from around the country are making their final preparations for the 105th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, kicking off Saturday morning in Chicago. “The Mack,” as it is known, is the oldest annual freshwater distance race in world,

World's Oldest Yacht Race Kicks Off from Chicago to Mackinac on Sat.

Governor Quinn Suspends Illinois Lawmakers' Pay

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) issued a line item veto of House Bill 214 today, suspending lawmakers’ pay in Springfield, for failing to pass pension reform.  Quinn has recently come under fire from top Illinois Democrats, including his 2014 challenger

Governor Quinn Suspends Illinois Lawmakers' Pay

Illinois House Votes to Override Quinn's Conceal Carry Veto

The Illinois House has voted to override Governor Pat Quinn’s amendatory veto to HB 183, a law passed by both houses in May, which would give Illinois residents their constitutional right to carry a concealed firearm. The override to Quinn’s

Illinois House Votes to Override Quinn's Conceal Carry Veto

Obamacare Defender Durbin Admits Law Needs Changes and Improvements

The number two Democrat in the Senate, Dick Durbin (D-IL), has been a staunch ally for President Obama’s massive takeover of American’s healthcare, but now Durbin has told WLS Chicago  that Obamacare (the Affordable Healthcare Act) needs changes and improvements. Durbin’s

Obamacare Defender Durbin Admits Law Needs Changes and Improvements

Bike Sharing Lands in Chicago for a Cool $22 Mil

Racks of new sky blue bicycles began appearing on Chicago’s sidewalks last week with the launch of highly anticipated (for some) city bike-sharing program. Residents and tourists can pick up a big blue bike at one of the city’s first

Bike Sharing Lands in Chicago for a Cool $22 Mil

IL Governor Quinn Sends Concealed Carry Bill Back to Legislature

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has issued an amendatory veto to the Conceal and Carry legislation, House Bill 183, which passed both houses by a veto-proof majority last month. The Illinois General Assembly passed the law allowing residents of Illinois their

IL Governor Quinn Sends Concealed Carry Bill Back to Legislature

NYC's Bloomberg Contributing to Bill Daley's Illinois Governor Campaign

Last month, President Obama’s former Chief of Staff, Bill Daley, raised $800,000 in the first two and a half weeks since announcing his candidacy for Illinois Governor. Crain’s Chicago Business reports that according to campaign spokesman Pete Giangreco, New York

NYC's Bloomberg Contributing to Bill Daley's Illinois Governor Campaign

Rahm Taps Millionaire Banker to Replace Pritzker on Chicago School Board

Mayor Rahm Emanuel named millionaire venture capitalist Deborah Quazzo to fill the Chicago Public School Board vacancy left after billionaire Penny Pritzker resigned ahead of her nomination for U.S. Secretary of Commerce in March. A statement released by Emanuel’s office

Rahm Taps Millionaire Banker to Replace Pritzker on Chicago School Board

Guardian Journalist Glenn Greenwald to Speak at Socialism 2013 in Chicago

America’s largest Socialist conference, “Socialism 2013” will kick off today in Chicago. According to their website, Glenn Greenwald, the left-wing writer for the Guardian, who has recently come under fire for his role in breaking Eric Snowden’s claims of NSA

Guardian Journalist Glenn Greenwald to Speak at Socialism 2013 in Chicago

Politico: Where Is the Outrage over Pritzker's Commerce Nomination?

Prior to Tuesday’s Senate confirmation of Penny Pritzker as Secretary of Commerce, Politico asked “On Pritzker, where is the outrage?” Given bipartisan opposition from the public, along with Pritzker’s crony business history, it’s a good question. Media outlets both liberal

Politico: Where Is the Outrage over Pritzker's Commerce Nomination?

Pritzker Confirmed as Commerce Sec. Despite Sub-Prime Lending History

After sailing through her confirmation hearing, Penny Pritzker was confirmed on Tuesday by the U.S. Senate as the next Secretary of Commerce. Despite strong opposition from both liberals and conservatives, the Senate voted 97 to 1 to confirm Pritzker.  Self-described democratic

Pritzker Confirmed as Commerce Sec. Despite Sub-Prime Lending History