Activists rally at the state capitol on Feb. 7, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The protesters are against what they view as antiimmigrant policies of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, including a directive that state law enforcement check the immigration status of criminal suspects. Protesters also objected to the governor's push to repeal a state law allowing driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. State police estimated about 300 people participated in the rally.
Engineer Martin Cooper holds the Motorola DynaTAC phone, the world's first commercial handheld cellular phone, and his current mobile phone during a news conference in Oviedo, Spain, in 2009.
The race for Chicago mayor has never seen this level of fundraising. Rahm Emanuel has raised almost $12 million – and former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun less than half a million.
By 7-0, the Illinois Supreme Court overturns an appellate court ruling that left Rahm Emanuel off Chicago's mayoral ballot. But two justices say the issue of residency is not so clear-cut, and defend lower court.
Chicago awaits Illinois Supreme Court ruling on whether Rahm Emanuel can be on the mayoral ballot, amid questions about the justices' political leanings and how they win their seats.
President Obama had chilly relations with US businesses until late 2010. The tone has changed, but they’re waiting to see what happens with some of the proposals in the State of the Union address.
Illinois Supreme Court stays the ruling dropping Rahm Emanuel from the Chicago ballot and agrees to hear his appeal on residency. With the mayoral election in turmoil, anger is voiced at the appellate court ruling.
Rahm Emanuel does not meet the residency requirements to run for Chicago mayor Feb. 22, an Illinois appeals court panel rules. Rahm Emanuel will appeal to the state supreme court, but a verdict in his favor is hardly assured.
Former President Bill Clinton visits Chicago to support Rahm Emanuel's bid for mayor.