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Should it be a federal offense for businesses to refuse to hire felons? Yes, according to new rules issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) intended to browbeat businesses into changing their hiring standards to benefit criminal offenders.
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who pleaded guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds and is facing a 46-to-57 month prison term, is now writing a book about his life in order to clarify his legacy.
A federal appeals court may have ordered Illinois politicos to pass a concealed-carry gun law by June, but that hasn't stopped Democrats from passing as many accompanying laws as possible that, in effect, moot the federal order.
A retired Army lieutenant general proposed a solution for how to get Chicago's gun violence under control — call in the National Guard.
Former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to a conspiracy charge involving more than $750,000 in campaign funds at a dramatic hearing before a federal judge.
The U.S. Department of Education announced last week that it is awarding $50,000 to Chicago-area schools to help "recover from multiple shootings."
Senior strategist for President Obama's 2008 and 2012 election campaigns, David Axelrod, is teaming up with MSNBC and NBC News as a senior political analyst, the networks said Tuesday.
Big Ten athletic directors and football coaches say they have reservations about loosened NCAA recruiting rules that would allow unlimited contact between recruiters and high school players.
Already, the Internal Revenue Service has fallen behind its normal pace of issuing tax refunds — by tens of billions of dollars.