| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:44 PM
It's been six months since The Courant published its wish list for this year in the editorial series Agenda 2014 (on http://www.courantopinion.com. It's time for an update.
So far this year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state lawmakers...
| Jun 29, 2014
The surprising thing about the Supreme Court's decision on police searches of cellphones was its unanimity. Aligned on the same side of a major law enforcement issue were liberal and conservative justices who normally fight like cats and dogs. All...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Federal investigators looking into the surprise resignation of a key state senator have pulled a year's worth of documents from the state's tobacco commission, where the senator was once expected to take a job.
Subpoenas released Wednesday through the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Authorities have released audio recordings of 911 calls that shed light on what happened in the moments before an off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot his 86-year-old neighbor and wounded the man's 91-year-old wife in April.
| Jun 19, 2014
The members of the Illinois State Board of Elections are awfully thin-skinned about seeing their names in boldfaced type on this page. Too bad. These political appointees are paid $37,571 a year ($58,441 for the chairman), plus expenses, to administer the...
| Jun 18, 2014
Amid criticism that it was undermining an effort to change how Illinois' political maps are drawn, the Illinois State Board of Elections on Tuesday gave more leeway to the bipartisan group trying to get the measure on the November ballot.
The Yes for...
| Jun 17, 2014
Illinois voters would love the chance to grab the once-a-decade job of redrawing legislative boundaries from the politicians who have abused that process.
Year after year, in poll after poll, support for giving that power to the people has been...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
PEORIA—When Jon Daniel created a Twitter account spoofing the town’s mayor in March, he planned to entertain friends with a steady stream of occasionally profane and often sophomoric messages.
The Peoria native said he had no animosity...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Rock Cats owner Josh Solomon doesn't like being called a liar. Nobody likes being called a liar. And that's probably as good a place as any to start.
Solomon, who has reached a tentative deal to move the Double A baseball team 13 miles from New...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:17 AM
HARTFORD — On a late November afternoon in 2012, city officials met with executives from the New Britain Rock Cats and put in motion a secret 18-month negotiation to bring the minor league club to Hartford.
The meeting at Salute on Trumbull Street...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog.
GLOUCESTER — Holding the line on spending was a theme of the Board of...