Obama Nominates Billionaire for Commerce Secretary
President Barack Obama nominated another corporate billionaire to his cabinet on Thursday, announcing hotel heiress Penny Pritzker, also longtime Obama supporter and "heavyweight" fundraiser, as his official Commerce Secretary pick, the Chicago Tribune reports. Pritzker, with a $1.85 billion fortune, is listed by Forbes magazine among the 300 wealthiest Americans.
15-year-old shot dead blocks from Obama's Chicago home
A 15-year-old Chicago boy was found shot to death in a backyard Monday night just four blocks away from President Barack Obama's home on the city's South Side.
Obama announces $2B alternative fuel research proposal
President Barack Obama returned to Chicago Friday to push an energy policy aimed at weaning the country off of oil by using revenues from increased oil and gas production.
Obama to address energy issues in trip to Illinois lab March 15
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is slated to travel on March 15 to the Argonne National Laboratory outside of Chicago to discuss energy issues, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Friday.
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Chicago teen mom shot on same day sister attends Obama gun speech
A young Chicago mother was shot to death just hours after her younger sister attended President Barack Obama's speech condemning gun violence.