| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Top Illinois Democrats on Thursday used the completion of two major transportation projects to contrast what they say is Chicago's progress against the partisan gridlock of Washington that left the federal government partially shut down for 16 days....
| Nov 1, 2013
The annual meeting at a community association can be a giant headache. Some associations can't draw enough owners to vote for board members. Others have so many eager candidates that elections are contentious and sometimes challenged in court.
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:44 AM
SPRINGFIELD -- Hundreds of candidates from would-be governors down to state lawmakers and judges lined up in the cold today outside the Illinois State Board of Elections offices to submit paperwork to get on the March 2014 primary ballot.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Edward Burke introduced a plan Tuesday to limit where medical marijuana dispensaries and growing operations can set up shop in the city after the drug becomes legal Jan. 1.
The proposal would require special use permits...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:40 PM
Credited with reenergizing and modernizing the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he will step down from his position at the end of the year.
In a statement, Jealous said he wanted to...
| Sep 17, 2013
While listening to a debate on whether Illinois should stick with a flat income tax or go with a graduated system, 17-year Naperville resident and small business owner Robert Slayton said he considered moving to Indiana last year.
Figuring he would save...
| Sep 18, 2013
Some Illinois Democrats might be suffering from Bill Daley Withdrawal Syndrome, but his exit from the race for governor does one thing:
It infuses energy and focus into the Republican gubernatorial primary, with candidates asking GOP voters this...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 11:40 AM
State Rep. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove is bidding for a second term in the House of Representatives.
The Republican lawmaker announced his re-election bid Oct. 29.
Sandack represents the 81st District, which includes parts of Bolingbrook, Downers...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois could give Democrats a much-needed boost of enthusiasm headed into next year’s critical elections, though financial woes and high unemployment could mute long-standing traction for the party that rules the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:19 AM
About a half-hour before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and his new running mate, Paul Vallas, met the rest of the media Tuesday, they became subjects in an experiment:
The Second Banana Stress Test.
Here's how it works.
You put both men in a darkened room in...
| Nov 19, 2013
President Barack Obama isn't the only politician who falsely promised that Americans could keep their health insurance under Obamacare.
Illinois' very own Dick Durbin, the second most powerful Democrat in the U.S. Senate, adamantly and without...