| May 7, 2012
| 3:12 PM
Wen Huang suggested we go to Chinatown. Initially, the idea seemed gauche, kitschy, stereotypical — the last place in Chicago you would want to meet a local writer whose thoughtful new memoir recounts his childhood in China.
Indeed, to anyone...
| May 18, 2012
Huma Gruaz picked a precarious time in her personal life to enroll in a Master of Business Administration program.
She had just moved to Chicago from the suburbs. She had to figure out how to navigate life after a divorce. And she had just started her...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:37 PM
Democrats boosted their already strong majorities in the state House and Senate on Tuesday, taking advantage of new legislative boundaries they drew over the protests of frustrated Republicans.
House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John...
| Sep 25, 2012
Gail Purkey wasn't employed by the state of Illinois long enough during the 1980s to earn a state pension. Her stint with House Speaker Michael Madigan's legislative staff, plus her time at the Illinois Arts Council, an agency chaired by Madigan's wife,...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 10:23 AM
Former University of Illinois President Michael Hogan will be assigned to the university’s smallest campus in Springfield when he returns next year from a sabbatical.
In his role as a history professor, Hogan will be required to teach two classes...
| Aug 5, 2012
With every cab ride to and from a Chicago airport, 25 cents of the fare goes to a tiny suburb renowned for insider dealing and outsize clout.
Those coins add up to millions a year for the suburb — Rosemont — and help fuel a political...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:34 PM
When the boards of four local school districts meet next week, they will enjoy a dinner, socialization and share information in a banquet room at …...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 4:34 PM
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Chatham Glenwood High School, in Chatham, placed first in the 29th annual Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) High School Mock Trial Invitational …...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Timothy Christian’s Mock Trial team took second place at the State Competition held March 4 and 5 at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The …...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Posted by Monique Garcia at 2:05 p.m. A new crop of House lawmakers was sworn in today at the University of Illinois at Springfield, where Democratic Speaker Michael Madigan reflected on the last two years that started with lawmakers kicking......