Last year 127th Street in Calumet Park was renamed Obama Drive. As anyone familiar with downtown Chicago knows, "president streets" are an old city tradition.Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore.
Illinois Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky is backing President Obama’s deficit reduction plan, including his promise to veto any bill that relies solely on spending cuts without raising new revenues.“I applaud him, and I think most Americans do, too,” Schakowsky said at a luncheon with city a
As President Obama gears up for a Thursday speech before Congress about his jobs agenda, a civil rights leader in his hometown is urging him to focus on proposing massive investment in construction projects.With official unemployment hovering above 9 percent, the president is expected to propose tra
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is trying to throw another wrench into a key immigration-enforcement program of President Obama’s administration, saying it ensnares too many people and erodes trust in local police.
The Republican National Committee is criticizing President Barack Obama for attending a fundraiser in Chicago Wednesday night.Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady says the President should instead focus on job creation.