Chicago Sun-Times protest
(M. Spencer Green/AP)
June 06, 2013

Protesters Rally Against Chicago Sun-Times Photo Layoffs

Local reporters, photographers and labor leaders gathered with picket signs outside the Chicago Sun-Times building Thursday, a week after the entire photography department at the newspaper was let go.


 Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., center, flanked by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, right, and Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.
(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
June 06, 2013

AG: Won’t Prosecute Reporters for Doing Their Jobs

Attorney General Eric Holder has denied the Obama administration is killing suspected terrorists with drone strikes to avoid capturing them and sending them to the Guantanamo prison it wants to close.


June 06, 2013

Contradictions Between Iowa, Illinois Show Uneven Employment

On Friday, the Labor Department will release May jobs data, giving economists a better read on the national labor market. But this much they already know: Unemployment is very uneven, with some states still running nearly double-digit unemployment rates and others hitting full employment. The contrast is especially great between booming Iowa and hard-hit Illinois.


Bruce Rauner
(Bruce Rauner)
June 06, 2013

Caterpillar CEO Endorses Rauner for Governor

One of Illinois' top business leaders and one of the most vocal critics of the state's financial mess is endorsing Republican venture capitalist Bruce Rauner for governor.


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