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City Says Obama Owes $55,000 For Campaign Event 3 Years Ago

Posted 02.06.2012 | Chicago

Though more than three years have passed since the city hosted then-presidential candidate Barack Obama's announcement of Joe Biden as his running mat...

Lincoln's Birthday Celebrations: Obama's Springfield Trip Highlights National Festivities

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Watch excerpts from Obama's Lincoln remarks in Springfield: SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Folksy, melancholy Abraham Lincoln would have been dumbfound...

Obama Returning To Springfield Next Week To Honor Lincoln

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama is heading back to his home state for the first time as president. The White House says he will travel to Springfield...

Counting our Blessings...

Charlie Cray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlie Cray

As a progressive, I expect to be frustrated by Obama's tilt on issues. But if there's one thing that he seems destined to do is unite the country in ways we haven't seen for a long time.

Emil Jones On Obama: 'My Godson's The President Now'

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Asked Sunday night about his thoughts, just-retired Illinois Senate President Emil Jones put it simply: "My godson's the president now. I feel good."...

Claiming Obama: Hawaii, Illinois Battle For Tourism Edge

Chicago Tribune | John McCormick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

HONOLULU -- Locals here sometimes call Barack Obama a kamaaina, the Hawaiian word for native born or one who has lived here for some time. Chicagoans,...

Letter To Obama Had Suspicious Powder

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Two Springfield office buildings were locked down today after a letter addressed to President-elect Barack Obama was found to con...

Obama Sat Here: Illinois Senate Cataloging Obama's Chair, Other Items

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chairs, pens and other items used over the years by President-elect Barack Obama may now be historical artifacts and the Illinois Senate is out to cat...

Obama Dodges Illinois Ethics Gridlock

Chicago Sun-Times | Dave McKinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While Barack Obama left an imprint on two major ethics packages as a state senator, he ducked a plea Thursday to use his influence to safeguard landma...

What Obama's 'Present' Votes Really Mean

Chicago Tribune | Eric Zorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Barack Obama's 129 'present' votes in the Illinois Senate have often been used against him during the presidential campaign. Hillary Clinton raised ...

Obama Reserves Old State Capitol In Springfield For Saturday At 12

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Obama team, in the run-up to the Democratic convention, will showcase the new Obama ticket Saturday in Springfield at the Old State Capitol, where...