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AP Interview: Durbin denies 'bullying' businesses

AP Interview: Durbin denies 'bullying' businesses

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., answers questions during an interview with The Associated Press in Chicago. Durbin is running for re-election against Illinois State Sen. Jim Oberweis R-Sugar Grove, Ill., in the November general election. 

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Rauner's schools plan raises eyebrows

Rauner's schools plan raises eyebrows

SPRINGFIELD | Proposals to tie teacher merit pay to student test scores and alter tenure policies to make it easier to fire bad teachers are among the most recent education ideas being pushed in Illinois by Bruce Rauner, the Republican businessman challenging Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn this fall.

September 14, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Closer Look: Rauner's schools plan raises eyebrows

Closer Look: Rauner's schools plan raises eyebrows

FILE - In this April 11, 2014 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, left, and his Republican rival, venture capitalist Bruce Rauner, shake hands after they appeared together at the annual meeting of the Illinois Education Association in Chicago, as IEA president Cinda Klickna, stands between …

September 14, 2014 5:23 pm
Closer Look: Rauner's schools plan raises eyebrows

Closer Look: Rauner's schools plan raises eyebrows

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2014 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's running mate for lieutenant governor and former Chicago Public School's CEO Paul Vallas, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Quinn and Vallas' Republican gubernatorial challenger Bruce Rauner’s rollout out of a 26-page edu…

September 14, 2014 5:23 pm
Closer Look: Rauner's schools plan raises eyebrows

Closer Look: Rauner's schools plan raises eyebrows

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2014 file photo, Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner answers questions during the Metropolitan Planning Council's Annual Luncheon in Chicago. Rauner is in the midst in one of the most competitive governor's races nationwide against sitting Gov. Pa…

September 14, 2014 5:23 pm
Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel for mayor

Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel for mayor

CHICAGO | A Chicago alderman announced Saturday he'll challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015, saying the city deserves a leader who looks out for everyday people and not just downtown businesses and the wealthy.

September 13, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel for mayor

Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel for mayor

FILE - In this March 13, 2012 file photo, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel visits a commercial driving school class at Olive-Harvey College in Chicago. On Saturday Sept. 13, 2014, Chicago City Council member Bob Fioretti announced his candidacy for Chicago mayor. He will be challenging Emanuel and…

September 13, 2014 3:18 pm
Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel for mayor

Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel for mayor

In this Aug. 19, 2014 photo Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, speaks during an interview in Chicago. On Saturday Sept. 13, 2014, Chicago City Council member Bob Fioretti announced his candidacy for Chicago mayor. He will be challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel and possibly Lewi…

September 13, 2014 3:18 pm
Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel for mayor

Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel for mayor

In this Nov. 2, 2011 photo, Chicago City Council member Bob Fioretti, left, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. On Saturday Sept. 13, 2014, Fioretti announced his candidacy for Chicago mayor. He will be challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel and possibly Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Le…

September 13, 2014 3:18 pm
Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel for mayor

Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel for mayor

In this Nov. 2, 2011 photo, Chicago City Council member Bob Fioretti, left, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. On Saturday Sept. 13, 2014, Fioretti announced his candidacy for Chicago mayor. He will be challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel and possibly Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Le…

September 13, 2014 3:18 pm
Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel for mayor

Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel for mayor

In this Nov. 2, 2011 photo, Chicago City Council member Bob Fioretti, left, speaks at a news conference in Chicago. On Saturday Sept. 13, 2014, Fioretti announced his candidacy for Chicago mayor. He will be challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel and possibly Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Le…

September 13, 2014 3:18 pm
Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

Oscar Pistorius looks ahead as he sits in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. In passing judgement judge Thokozile Masipa ruled out a murder conviction for the double-amputee Olympian in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, but said he was negligent and…

September 12, 2014 8:31 pm
Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice stretches during NFL football practice at the team's training facility in Owings Mills, Md. It's an NFL fact of life: If a player has talent, a team can find a place for him, no matter how bad his off-the-field …

September 12, 2014 8:31 pm Related
Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success

Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2011 file photo, a United Express jet takes off from Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The regional airline industry may soon face the kind of consolidation that thinned the ranks of the largest airlines from eight between 2008 and the end of 2013. (A…

September 10, 2014 1:55 pm
Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success

Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success

In this March 2013 photo, an American Eagle jet taxis to a gate past the control tower after landing at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Ill. The regional airline industry may soon face the kind of consolidation that thinned the ranks of the largest airlines from eight bet…

September 10, 2014 1:55 pm
Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success

Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success

FILE - In this March 12, 2013 file photo, baggage handlers unload an American Eagle jet after it landed at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Ill. The regional airline industry may soon face the kind of consolidation that thinned the ranks of the largest airlines from eight …

September 10, 2014 1:55 pm
Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success

Regional airlines not sharing in majors' success

DALLAS | For passengers traveling between smaller cities and large hub airports, the ticket may say Delta, American or United, but they're likely flying on a regional airline whose planes are painted in the major carrier's colors.

September 10, 2014 1:55 pm Photos

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Striking fast-food workers block Chicago street

CHICAGO | A few hundred fast-food workers and their supporters blocked traffic on a busy South Side street between a McDonald's and a Burger King on Thursday morning until police moved in and took nearly two dozen into custody.

September 04, 2014 6:43 pm
After eventful offseason, Northwestern meets Cal

After eventful offseason, Northwestern meets Cal

The offseason debate over whether college players should have the right to unionize are fading as Northwestern and coach Pat Fitzgerald get ready to begin its season, hosting California today.

August 29, 2014 4:23 pm
After eventful offseason, Northwestern meets Cal

After eventful offseason, Northwestern meets Cal

EVANSTON, Ill. | Northwestern hopes the headlines will finally focus on victories.

August 29, 2014 4:23 pm
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