| Jun 23, 2013
Metra's board spent about 10 months screening 40 candidates during a nationwide search before selecting Los Angeles native Alex Clifford to be the commuter rail agency's CEO in February 2011.
On Friday, after several months of closed-door negotiations...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 9:32 PM
After a week's hiatus...A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Newsroom CAN TV: Host Ken Davis is joined by Dr. David Scheiner, President Obama's...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:33 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
| Feb 8, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Let's pass a long overdue law to allow voters to participate in primary elections without having to publicly declare their party affiliation.... Pat Quinn in Wednesday's state of the state speech As you probably know, to participate in a primary......
| Apr 4, 2013
| 3:07 PM
From Colorado to Connecticut, a handful of very different states have advanced new gun control laws over opposition that has made such legislation a struggle nationally and a non-starter in most legislatures.
How did they do it?
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:14 PM
If you can't get in — or can't afford — a top business school, is an MBA from a lesser-known school worth it?
The answer depends largely on the student.
Those gunning for the top of the organizational chart, and without the networking...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Triffon G. Alatzas, who has served The Baltimore Sun as head of digital media and also led the sports and business departments, was named top editor of the 176-year-old news organization Wednesday.
As executive editor and a senior vice president of...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 11:58 AM
SPRINGFIELD --- A new Illinois General Assembly was sworn in today, and after the ceremony and celebrations are over, lawmakers will face a full plate of unresolved issues in the month ahead.
Democrats now have veto-proof majorities in both the House and...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 11:07 AM
The phone call early Monday afternoon was classic Boo Williams. NCAA tournament observations, coaching gossip and a random request.
“Teel,” he said, “could you look something up for me?”
A friend had just congratulated Williams...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Hinsdale Central High School, in Hinsdale Ill., placed first in the 30th annual Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) High School Mock Trial Invitational held at …...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Michael Burlingame, globally recognized scholar and biographer of Abraham Lincoln will present his talk, "Lincoln: the Indispensable Man" at Rockford College.
Dr. Burlingame is currently holder of the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in...