WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s job performance ratings improved in the new Bloomberg National Poll released on Tuesday, but Americans are still divided on his performance.
- 48 percent approve of Obama’s job performance, “up from 42 percent in December — the biggest positive change of his presidency,” according to the poll.
- 49 percent feel favorably towards Obama; 49% feel unfavorably towards the president.
- 69 percent approve hiking the minumum wage. Obama and Democratic lawmakers have been pushing to boost the federal minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016, so far unsuccessfully.
A state budget with ‘firm fiscal foundation’ that shows ‘tremendous progress?’ Or a ‘cynical’ election-year ploy to buy votes?
Highlights of the area eateries’ openings, new menus and special events.
ComEd was pressured to hire politically connected law firm as it fought for key bills in Springfield, former top official testifies
ComEd’s former general counsel said he was told to sign the law firm of political operative Victor Reyes to an unusual three-year contract guaranteeing Reyes’ firm 850 hours of legal work a year.
Candida auris is a form of yeast that is not a danger to healthy people but can be deadly to fragile people staying in hospitals and nursing homes.
Lane closures on the Kennedy are expected to extend from the junction with the Edens Expressway south to Fullerton by Wednesday as a multi-year revamp gets underway.
Fest made an impression on the Irish indie rock band, returning to Chicago for a show at the Riviera.