| Nov 6, 2014
| 2:38 PM
The last time Illinois changed governors, the air was thick with promises of reform.
Rod Blagojevich had just been impeached and would soon be on his way to prison. His successor, Gov. Pat Quinn, had launched a blue-ribbon ethics panel even before he...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Photographers who documented landscape, street scenes and the San Fernando Valley’s pornography industry, plus an exhibition that brings together L.A. and Latin America, abstractions made with books, and a show about the artistic interventions of an...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Calls for details of a contingency plan in case of a teachers' strike in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 yielded no results for community members Monday.
But school board President Richard Skoda said the specifics would be sent in a letter...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article included incorrect information about the number of violations for properties owned by Joel and Delaine Fortune. The Fortunes had one property maintenance violation in the city of Hampton.
On Oct. 1,...
| Oct 31, 2014
Longtime incumbent Democratic state Rep. Peggy Sayers is facing a challenge from Republican Scott Storms for the 60th House District seat.
The district includes Windsor Locks and Windsor.
Sayers, 73, is seeking a ninth term in the state legislature....
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Democratic Secretary of the State Denise Merrill's office allowed Mitchell Robles, a longtime district leader on Bridgeport's Democratic Town Committee, to keep his privileges as a notary public in 2011 despite failing to list felony drug convictions,...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 1:59 PM
A franchise association is again speaking out against an opinion issued by the National Labor Relations Board's general counsel in July, asking that he disclose how he concluded that franchisers should be considered joint employers in labor disputes at...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:10 AM
The union representing rank-and-file Chicago police officers has sued the city and the Police Department to block the release of decades of records of complaints against thousands of current or former officers under Freedom of Information Act requests...
| Oct 25, 2014
It was seven years ago this fall that 28-year-old Nailah Franklin disappeared, touching off a frantic weeklong search for the bubbly pharmaceutical rep that ended with the tragic discovery of her body in a densely wooded south suburban area.
| Oct 18, 2014
| 1:32 PM
For evidence as to why an open government law riddled with exceptions does not serve the public, look no further than a battle the Daily Press is having with the Virginia court system.
For years, a compilation of records from Virginia's court system...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:56 PM
A civil liberties group is pressing for more information about an agreement between five local police departments to share telephone data collected during criminal investigations.
The ACLU of Virginia filed an open-records request on Wednesday to Newport...