As the re-trial of the former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich gets underway, one thing is clear. Prosecutors are presenting a severely stripped down case. They'll soon be putting their first witness on the stand at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in downtown Chicago.
The death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. Navy Seals is to many a slam dunk – a clear victory for U.S. foreign policy. It might also prove a turning point for President Barack Obama who has been criticized for his lack of military experience.
On Monday, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel named his choice to lead the Chicago Police Department. Garry McCarthy comes with big city policing experience. Before he led Newark, New Jersey’s, police force, McCarthy helped bring down crime in New York City.
The man picked to be Chicago's next police superintendent is already laying out his tactics to fight crime.Garry McCarthy won't get to become police superintendent until the new City Council gives him the ok.
While reaction poured in worldwide the day after President Barack Obama announced the killing of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, voices were muted on the main business artery of Chicago’s Pakistani community.
Former Illinois Governor Jim Thompson, a republican who served on the 9/11 Commission, offered praise for President Obama in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death. Thompson said the president left no doubt about U.S.