| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:13 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner's inaugural spending blueprint is not being embraced by Southland mayors, who were dismayed at the possibility of losing millions in revenue, but it was welcomed by school district officials who stand to gain through greater funding....
| Feb 4, 2015
| 5:39 PM
The pro-business positions that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner outlined Wednesday in his first State of the State message may be eclipsed only by the size of the political mountain he must scale to move them from rhetoric to reality.
The rookie chief...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 11:40 AM
Senate Bill 16, an attempt to adjust state aid to K-12 education at the expense of many suburban districts, is dead for now.
But State Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) warns that the political culture in the Illinois General Assembly is often receptive...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 5:10 PM
A judge on Friday struck down the state’s landmark pension law that sought to fix Illinois’ $104.6 billion government retirement system debt, declaring the measure unconstitutional and clearing a path for a showdown in the Illinois Supreme...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 3:28 PM
On the final weekend before Election Day, U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis met with friends Saturday at a “soft opening” of a new Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy store in Bolingbrook, one of many stops on his campaign schedule.
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn marched down Cermak Road where Cicero meets Berwyn, a white sash designating him grand marshal of a mushroom festival parade perched across his shoulder, but it was his celebrity sidekick who captured the crowd's attention.
"I love you,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:49 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The Democratic push to impose a graduated income tax rate in Illinois fizzled on Tuesday, refocusing the debate on whether the state’s temporary income tax hike should be made permanent.
Democratic Sen. Don Harmon had vowed...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:17 PM
SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Senate approved the Equal Rights Amendment with Democratic support today, but Republican women lined up to condemn the effort as a symbolic gesture that’s decades late and a political ploy that distracts from the...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:35 AM
The 31-year-old daughter of state Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno of Lemont has died suddenly, according to Radogno's office.
Lisa Radogno suffered a massive pulmonary embolism Wednesday evening, Radogno spokeswoman Patty Schuh said in a...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:32 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Republican legislative leaders on Tuesday accused Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn of tapping into a $20 million pot of cash to dangle in front of groups whose support he wants in the fall election, saying the effort “looks and smells&...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:52 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Governor candidate Bruce Rauner called on a boisterous Republican Day crowd at the Illinois State Fair on Thursday to help knock out Gov. Pat Quinn and the one-party Democrat rule that has run Illinois “into the ground.”...