| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:51 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn met with Cardinal Francis George and other area Catholic leaders today to try to clear the air after some recent public disagreements.
Quinn, a practicing Catholic, met privately with George and bishops at the Union League Club in the...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 11:23 AM
With the roar of traffic soaring overhead on the Chicago Skyway, Little Village community activist Raul Montes, Jr. stood with Chicago business owners and residents to call on Mayor Rahm Emanuel Sunday to end the city's lease of the tollway.
| Jun 20, 2011
| 9:14 AM
Republican Mark Kirk today unveiled a plan designed to make it easier for governments to lease public transportation assets or enter into partnerships with private companies to build them.
In presenting the details of his--which runs counter to...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:18 AM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said today that he’s hopeful a bipartisan group of senators now known as the “Gang of Five” can reach agreement on a deficit reduction plan key to a vote on raising the nation’s debt limit.
| Feb 28, 2012
| 5:05 AM
Every winter for many years, a patch of Grant Park has undergone a nightly transformation.
After the Daley Bicentennial Plaza ice rink closed at 9 p.m., it turned into something that resembled a frozen pond in Canada.
Hockey lovers from across the...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 2:37 PM
Speaking a few paces from Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's offices, former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney said today that his former chief of staff did not deserve prosecution by the federal prosecutor in the Valerie Plame case.
| Oct 20, 2011
| 2:21 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday gave a sneak preview of her new budget, saying there will be about 1,000 layoffs and another smidgen of a controversial sales tax increase shaved off.
The county’s chief executive won’t...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 11:06 AM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, facing a union effort to recall him from office, said today he will use Illinois’ tax increase and continued deficit as a defense for actions that included eliminating most collective bargaining rights for public...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 8:00 AM
“The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine” is not so much about wine, insist authors Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg. It’s a book about flavor, they say, and the goal of this new book (Little, Brown and Co., $35) is to help readers use each...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today declined to directly challenge Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's recent criticisms of his crime-fighting and public schools strategies, instead talking about the passion they share for education and safe streets....
| Dec 10, 2012
| 1:56 PM
A top state lawmaker and the head of the Chicago Public schools on Monday vowed to support a high-level task force aimed at combating the crisis in K-8 grade absenteeism and truancy exposed by a recent Tribune series.
Speaking at a drop-out prevention...