April 24, 2014

Breaking News:

Keyshawn Johnson Arrested -

Monday, April 21, 2014

Chris Brown’s Bodyguard Found Guilty -

Monday, April 21, 2014

Knicks Fire Mike Woodson -

Monday, April 21, 2014

Earthquake Shakes Mexico City -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Suspicious Packages Found At Boston Marathon -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

200 Hundred Dead Or Injured In Bus Station Bombing -

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aldon Smith Arrested At LAX -

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Three Dead In Jewish Community Center Shooting -

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stephen Colbert Named New Host Of The Late Show -

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UMass Guard Becomes First Openly Gay Player In D-1 Basketball -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Six Injured In High School Stabbings -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Active Shooter Reported At Portsmouth Naval Hospital -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Judge Rejects Request To Dismiss Chris Brown Case -

Monday, April 7, 2014

U.S. Pinger Locator Detects Signal -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Ship Detects Pulse Signal In Search Of Missing Plane -

Saturday, April 5, 2014

7.8 Aftershock Shakes Chile -

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Shooting Reported At Fort Hood -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

5.8 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Panama -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tiger Woods Withdraws From The Masters -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

North Korea, South Korea Exchange Fire Near Border -

Monday, March 31, 2014









Presidential Campaign In Chicago Area

( 4UMF NEWS ) Presidential Campaign In Chicago Area:

President Barack Obama hauled in more than $2 million during a quick downtown Chicago fundraising stop today while Republicans Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum criticized his leadership at stops in the suburbs.

Obama, who said it was good to be home, referred to his potential GOP foes this fall in passing at the top of his 30-minute speech.

“We’ve had some guests,” Obama said. “My message to all the candidates is ‘welcome to the Land of Lincoln.’ Maybe some Lincoln will rub off on them while they’re here.”

Before Obama walked into the packed ballroom at the Palmer House Hilton, those in attendance watched a Tom Hanks-narrated documentary about Obama’s first term in office. Earlier, in a stop in Rosemont, Republican Mitt Romney dismissed the film as “a docu-mmercial.”

Both the film and the president highlighted some of his accomplishments since taking office, including passing health care reform, ending the war in Iraq, and the auto industry bailout.

Obama gave a round of shout-outs to the elected officials in attendance, including Gov. Pat Quinn; County Board President Toni Preckwinkle; and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who was Obama’s seat mate when they both served in the Illinois Senate, introduced the president.

Tickets for the luncheon of more than 600 attendees started at $2,500, according to a campaign official. Afterward, Obama held a smaller roundtable discussion with 60 supporters, where tickets started at $10,000.

All of the money raised from today’s events will go to Obama’s Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee authorized by Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee, the campaign official said.

Obama was scheduled to head to Atlanta for three back-to-back fundraisers this evening — an intimate gathering at a private residence, followed by a campaign event at Tyler Perry Studios, and another affair at a private residence.

Romney stopped at a Rosemont diner this morning before heading to Puerto Rico, which holds caucuses Sunday.

Santorum is making two stops in Arlington Heights: an afternoon speech to students at Hersey High School and a nighttime rally at Christian Liberty Academy. After spending Saturday morning in Missouri, which is holding caucuses, Santorum has a southern Illinois swing on his schedule.

Story @ Chicago Tribune