| Mar 2, 2015
| 12:19 PM
Limiting unions' power, revising campaign finance laws and creating term limits for elected officials were among the topics Gov. Bruce Rauner discussed during a March 2 visit with the Mundelein-Vernon Hills Rotary Club.
Rauner was on a tour titled...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 7:45 AM
SpaceX plans to try again Sunday night to land its used rocket on an unmanned barge in the Atlantic Ocean after launching it into space, an experiment seen as a big step toward making space launches dramatically less expensive.
The company is...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 2:01 PM
EUSTIS — The guy with the black three-cornered hat, gold-buttoned vest and powdered white wig with bow-tied ponytail will stand out at today's GeorgeFest Grand Parade.
Rudy Treml, 75, will be decked out as George Washington when the parade gets...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 4:52 PM
Go-go girls wanted
From Times ads:
"Antiques — Old things, cut glass, silver china, sm. pcs of furn. misc items; Old Dolls Wanted; also will buy old doll clothes. Private party;
"Receptionist — Mature, attractive, alert w/...
| Feb 27, 2015
EUSTIS — George Washington is an unsmiling figure on the dollar bill and other paintings.
But the Father of Our Country surely couldn't resist grinning if he saw the birthday bash Eustis throws for him every year.
Friday marks the beginning of...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Grant: The 49th Annual Grant Seafood Festival serves up the bounty of the sea Feb. 28-March 1. In addition to seafood delicacies, the festival features entertainment and crafts exhibits from more than 100 artists at 4580 First St. Festival hours are 9 a....
| Feb 20, 2015
| 8:00 PM
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar — and sometimes it's not.
I couldn't help thinking of Sigmund Freud's purported quote as I listened to President Obama talk recently about terrorism and as I watched the White House and State Department...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 3:00 AM
He's getting sappy on college campuses, wringing his hands about his tuition savings plan and waxing nostalgic about his own years as an undergraduate.
President Obama is hurtling toward a deadline that looms over him much like the end of his time in...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 8:30 PM
OK, here goes. I've no doubt that this column will probably generate more hate mail than any other I've written, much of it from my own friends. Maybe even my wife. But I'll say it right up front: I would not vote for any candidate for president, Democrat...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 10:39 AM
The following is the text of Larry Hogan's inaugural address, as written for delivery Wednesday at the State House in Annapolis:
GOVERNOR LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, JR: "Governor Christie, thank you for being here, thanks for your tremendous support, and for...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:10 PM
Actors in colonial garb may be a common sight at Colonial Williamsburg, but on Monday the landscape had a more dramatic flair as the Revolutionary City hosted filming for the television series "Turn." Preparing for its second season, the show follows a...