He has testified before Congress, served on White House committees, spent four years as an assistant director at the National Science Foundation in Washington, and worked closely with New York legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
It's busy, but Thanksgiving week brings a parade of blessings.
"We were the ones in the driver's seat this time. We controlled things but couldn't find it when we needed it."
Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz ruled that a law intended to fix the nation's worst state employee pension crisis violates the state Constitution.
If you plan to travel over the holiday season and can't take Fido with you, a trip to your veterinarian might be in order first.
Black Friday shopping picked up in 2005 as the busiest shopping day of the year, and every year since then it has started earlier.
"From a financial point of view, they will keep us alive for a minimum of 10 years."
When you win by about 9,600 votes out of 3.5 million cast, there are any number of factors to credit.
Current University of Illinois President Bob Easter is a swine nutritionist. His predecessor, Mike Hogan, is a historian. The next president is a rocket man.
Was May Berenbaum calm and collected while meeting the president? "I can’t think of any other time I was this nervous."
“It’s irresponsible and embarrassing and has a negative impact on the city. I don’t know how to explain it.”
Thursday is a day to give thanks, to be with family ... and to fill one’s face with scoops of stuffing before the tryptophan kicks in. To help make yours a holiday meal to remember, we asked 10 local foodies to share their secret Thanksgiving dish.