As a Muslim kid growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the 1990s, I had a really strong interest in astronomy. That's because my holidays off from school, which are the greatest reprieve for any child, followed a lunar cycle.
Next week's Democratic convention gives Barack Obama a big platform to tell his story. It's in Colorado, but Obama is bringing a piece of Illinois with him, using his record as a state senator there to paint a picture of what kind of president he would be. Guest: Ben Calhoun, Chicago Public Radio political reporter
A focal point at tonight's Democratic National Convention will be the delegation from the Illinois Democratic Party, a delegation that is infamous for its inability to cooperate. What is the story behind the fractious party in which Barack Obama cut his political teeth, and how has it taught him to be a presidential nominee?
Illinois Democratic governor Rod Blagojevich must find a replacement for President-elect Barack Obama, who will resign his Senate seat Sunday. Democrats retain a tenuous majority in the Senate as lawmakers consider economic stimulus legislation.
Federal authorities have arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, accusing him of attempting to benefit financially from his position to appoint Barack Obama's Senate replacement. We speak to former managing editor of the Chicago Tribune, Jim Warren.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested on charges including attempting to sell the senate seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama. Political reporter for Chicago Public Radio, Ben Calhoun, joined John and Adaora from Chicago this morning.
The lengthy criminal complaint against Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich of Illinois has three sections. James Jacobs, director of the Center for Research in Crime and Justice, explores the story with The Takeaway.