| Mar 13, 2012
| 3:22 PM
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney might not be campaigning in Illinois until Monday, but he’s poised to saturate the state’s airwaves during the final week before the Illinois primary.
The contender and a political action...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 12:05 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- Republicans leaders today wasted no time laying the blame for the state's financial woes at the feet of powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan and his fellow Democrats, saying that now is the time to act like adults and pass sorely...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 2:10 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn said Wednesday that he’s close to a deal with lawmakers that would keep seven state facilities open through the end of the budget year and prevent 1,900 layoffs.
Quinn said his office has been working with legislative budget leaders...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 12:28 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today tried to pressure McCormick Place union leaders back to the negotiating table to consider work-rule changes, saying he'll call lawmakers back to Springfield in September to act if an agreement can't be reached.
The changes, put in...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 1:52 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that he will ask House Speaker Michael Madigan to run legislation later this month to eliminate the scandal-plagued legislative scholarship program.
The governor’s comments came a day after Madigan indicated he would...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 5:16 PM
SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers on Wednesday advanced reform legislation aimed at thwarting lucrative pension abuses by some labor leaders.
Inspired by disclosures in Tribune/WGN-TV investigations, a key provision aims to end the practice of labor...
| May 3, 2012
| 10:50 AM
The Illinois Senate today overwhelmingly approved the elimination of a century-old legislative scholarship program that has come under federal investigation and long been abused by politicians who passed out the tuition waivers to relatives and the...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who assumed office after Blagojevich's impeachment, said today’s guilty verdict marks "a serious day for our state."
Quinn said Blagojevich's corruption conviction, along with that of previous Gov. George Ryan,...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Illinois Republicans dreamed big during a rally at the Illinois State Fair today, predicting the shaky economy that haunts Democratic President Barack Obama will turn into GOP success at the polls in 2012.
GOP leaders talked about putting Illinois "in...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 3:31 PM
A three-judge federal court panel today rejected the final arguments raised in a lawsuit by Republican leaders challenging the new Democratic-drawn map for Illinois General Assembly districts.
Democrats, who control both chambers in the state...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:25 PM
It’s been one year since Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed off on a 67 percent income tax rate increase and Republican legislative leaders didn’t let the milestone pass in silence, gathering Thursday to warn that the temporary hike will...