| 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 6, 2013
| 5:26 PM
Legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois could give Democrats a much-needed boost of enthusiasm into next year's critical elections, though financial woes and high unemployment could prevent long-term traction for the party that rules the state. For...
| 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 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.
| 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....
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Jul 25, 2013
People love to complain about corrupt politicians and how they are ruining our country. But most voters accept no responsibility for their own sheer stupidity.
Like the voters of Detroit that voted Democrats into power every election for 5 decades until...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Below are excerpts from the 4-3 Illinois Supreme Court ruling that knocked a term-limits question off the statewide ballot in 1994, the subject of my print column for tomorrow. Read the whole opinion, including the case citations I've edited out,......
| Aug 27, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Rauner's idea is popular, but that's about it Wednesday's print column There's no doubt that Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner has staked out a popular position on term limits. He's for 'em. In late July, Rauner formed a political action......