| Jun 19, 2011
| 7:53 PM
The fine print in a contract between Illinois and Motorola Mobility indicates that the smartphone company can maintain a smaller workforce than the one it employs today and still qualify for more than $110 million in financial incentives designed to keep...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 6:10 PM
So far this year, 27 companies have negotiated deals to retain or create jobs in Illinois. Those companies will receive more than $230 million in incentives over the next decade, mainly through the state's Economic Development for a Growing Economy tax...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 6:01 PM
SANTA ANA — Ten Muslim college students censored the Israeli ambassador to the United States when he tried to give an address atUC Irvine, a prosecutor argued in closing statements of the so-called Irvine 11 trial on Monday.
Orange County Deputy...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 3:58 PM
Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford said today that he is reviewing possible disciplinary action against an employee who sent an email to fellow workers giving early notice about a contribution-matching program for the Bright Start college savings program....
| Jul 2, 2011
| 9:42 AM
The names of licensed gun owners in Illinois will remain private under a measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law today.
The governor approved legislation to prevent Illinois State Police from releasing the names of those who hold or have applied for a...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 2:01 PM
Stanley Fields resigned after just a year as superintendent of a suburban Cook County school district where he was put on leave, faced with firing and ultimately required to apologize to the community. Still, he walked away with a $100,000 severance...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 1:13 PM
We in Harford County in general, and Bel Air in particular, have reason to feel more than a little bit ashamed after the crass performance by some of our neighbors at the Bel Air Fourth of July Parade.
As usual, the parade featured elected officials...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 9:51 PM
IRVINE — A panel of law experts and media met at UC Irvine on Wednesday to discuss how the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court has frequently come down on the liberal side of several major issues.
The panel — consisting of Slate Senior...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 2:38 PM
I honestly don't know if I have the emotional energy for this post today. I fought this battle in 2009 when the White House went to war with Fox, and I have the scars to prove it.
I am so tired of standing up for journalistic principles in the middle...
| Aug 5, 2011
Though Chicago and other cities have long reported that lead levels in their water meet federal standards, regulators and scientists worry testing methods used for two decades could significantly underestimate consumers' exposure to the toxic metal....
| Jul 27, 2011
| 11:43 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to hire 50 full-time police officers to patrol rail and bus stations around the city.
The officers will come from the fall class of the Chicago Police Academy and will be detailed to public transportation by the spring of 2012....