WASHINGTON–Gov. Pat Quinn is at the White House on Tuesday morning for the first meeting of the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience,” created by President Barack Obama on Nov. 1. In the wake of the tornado disaster in Washington, Ill., the timing is apt. He is also appearing
Celebrating one of his personal heroes, President Barack Obama praised Nelson Mandela as the last great liberator of the 20th century, urging the world to carry on his legacy by fighting inequality, poverty and discrimination. At a memorial service in Johannesburg, Obama compared the former South African President to Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr.
WASHINGTON–The national memorial service for South African leader and global icon Nelson Mandela will be televised live by U.S. networks, with coverage starting at 3 a.m. Tuesday Chicago time and running for four hours. After interfaith prayers and tributes to Mandela from a family friend, family and four grandchildren global figures will speak: UN Secretary
Updated… WASHINGTON–Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill. underwent surgery Monday to remove his gallbladder, according to his office. Kirk, who is recovering from a stroke that left him absent from the Senate for almost an entire year, returned to the Senate last January. After suffering from stomach pains, Kirk, who lives in Highland Park, went to Northwestern
Updated…. WASHINGTON—Richard Williamson, a Republican National Committeeman from Illinois, a foreign policy adviser to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and a former Illinois U.S. Senate candidate died Sunday, according to the Illinois Republican Party. Williamson, 64, died at the Evanston Hospital. Romney said in a statement, “With the passing of Ambassador Rich Williamson, the nation has
WASHINGTON–As White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel argued against pushing for a massive, comprehensive health insurance law. His brother, Zeke, a White House health policy advisor at the time, blew off the concerns of his little brother and pushed for the Affordable Care Act, aka, Obamacare. In the wake of the botched rollout, Rahm,
WASHINGTON—Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is flying here Monday morning for two days of meetings: with the Democratic Governors Association, a White House climate panel he was just appointed to and a huddle with at least one cabinet secretary. On Monday, Quinn is scheduled to participate in a series of events for the DGA, the political