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President Barack Obama walks alongside Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel upon Obama's arrival on Air Force One at Chicago O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Ill., on May 29, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Ill. Legislators Advance Plan To Devote $100M For Obama Presidential Library

Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren’t taking for granted that the Windy City will land the president’s official library.

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Wealth Gap is Widest in D.C., Other Affluent US Cities

The gap between the wealthy and the poor is most extreme in several of the United States’ most prosperous and largest cities.

02/20/2014

Eliot Ness is credited with bringing down notorious gangster Al Capone. (Getty Images)

Senators Want To Honor Crime Fighter Eliot Ness

Measure would name ATF headquarters the Eliot Ness Building

01/11/2014

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American Cities With The Best Public Transportation Systems

One of the best ways to cut down on our carbon footprint is to use mass transportation, which of course is much easier to do when cities offer convenient transit options. Find out which American cities have the best public mass transportation systems and how they have been recognized.

12/17/2013

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GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inducts 27 New Recordings from Dolly Parton, The Rolling Stones, U2 and More

The GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. According to GRAMMY.org, inductees are selected by a “special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.”

12/04/2013

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Law Comes Down on the Side of Chicago in Mumbo Sauce Debate

Maryland, crabs. Virginia, ham. D.C., Mumbo sauce. Right? Wrong.

09/04/2013

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White House Travel Director Moves Obama Entourage

Even on a summer family vacation, President Barack Obama is followed by an entourage whose behind-the-scenes movements are juggled by a woman who was born into politics and has been with him since his Chicago days.

08/17/2013

Choking back tears, Jesse Jackson Jr. apologized to the American people and his family, including his father the civil rights activist, in court Wednesday at a hearing to set sentences for the former Illinois congressman and his wife for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on splurges such as a gold-plated Rolex watch, vacations and mounted elk heads. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson Jr. and Wife Sentenced in Campaign Fraud Case

A judge has sentenced ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to 2.5 years in prison after he pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiring to defraud his campaign.

08/14/2013

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Conservative Conference Draws Lawmakers, Picketers

More than a thousand conservative lawmakers and business executives are gathering this week for conference that could shape a new wave of Republican legislation in state capitols pushing for deeper tax cuts, limits on union powers and a private-sector makeover for government Medicaid programs.

08/08/2013

Oprah: Trayvon Martin Death ‘Same Thing’ As Torture, Murder Of Emmett Till

During an interview promoting her new movie, “The Butler,” Oprah Winfrey stated that Trayvon Martin’s death was the “same thing” as the torture and murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, which helped ignite the civil rights movement across the country.

08/06/2013

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