| Jul 26, 2011
| 5:31 PM
WASHINGTON - Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez was arrested in front of the White House on Tuesday afternoon while protesting deportation of illegal immigrants, a spokesman said.
Gutierrez was released and made it back to the floor of the House of...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 1:41 PM
Staffs of Illinois lawmakers were "a bit unnerved" by today's earthquake but left their offices in good order with no injuries reported.
"I've got a whole new view of the lyrics, 'I feel the Earth move under my feet,' " quipped Sharon Jenkins,...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 5:08 AM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down key parts of an Arizona law that sought to deter illegal immigration, but let stand a controversial provision allowing police to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws.
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:42 AM
Children of undocumented immigrants are getting some relief from the threat of deportation.
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago) and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugeee Rights have unveiled a website where undocumented children can apply...
| May 12, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Teresa Lopez moved to Chicago from Mexico as a septuagenarian in 1994, joining an expanding wing of her family that has since spread to about 100 relatives in the area.
Two years later, Lopez, now 90, became a legal permanent resident and then remained...
| Dec 31, 2008
Like so many Chicagoans, Walter and Alice Sopala didn't like how their alderman let a real estate developer build a new condo building that placed their home in its shadows.
And they really don't like it now that the developer—a donor to the...
| Mar 7, 2008
| 2:38 AM
Rezko rewind. Day 4
March 7, 2008; 4:38 a.m.
The Tony Rezko corruption trial finally got down to the substance Thursday, with opening statements and the first witness testimony making it abundantly clear why this is likely to be an uncomfortable case...
| Dec 8, 2008
When U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez was looking to buy in the sizzling Bucktown real estate market, he teamed up with a developer and longtime political donor who sold him a plot of land and built him a new home.
And when the congressman decided not to move...
| Nov 6, 2008
A day after U.S. Sen. Barack Obama ascended to president-elect, Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he's "not interested" in appointing himself to fill Obama's seat, but did not expressly rule it out either.
Blagojevich, who under state law has the power to pick a...
| Mar 10, 2009
Mayor Richard Daley has often sought to portray himself as above involvement in machine-style politics, once declaring, "My political organization is myself."
But testimony Monday in a federal corruption trial linked the mayor's brother William Daley and...
| Aug 21, 2007
The lightning-swift deportation of Elvira Arellano triggered an equally sharp debate Monday about whether her dramatic battle to stay in the U.S. will help or hurt attempts to liberalize immigration laws.
The undocumented Chicago resident was arrested...
| Apr 20, 2010
| 11:52 PM
The American media is absolutely turgid with emotion over White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's ambitious plan to become mayor of Chicago once Mayor Richard Daley leaves office.
Just imagine, Emanuel on the fifth floor of City Hall, lording over...