| Nov 5, 2012
| 3:35 PM
Candidates in a trio of competitive suburban congressional contests spent the day before the election making the traditional round of train stations, diners and local businesses in a final search for votes.
In the nationally watched 8th District,...
| Nov 8, 2012
A day after suffering devastating election losses up and down the state, Illinois Republicans could point to one bright spot: Barack Obama's name won't ever be on the ballot again.
In 2004 as a U.S. Senate candidate, in 2008 as a presidential contender...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 2:02 PM
TAMPA, Fla. — The combative and blunt-speaking John Sununu woke up Illinois’ GOP delegation on the final day of the Republican National Convention by tossing some major broadsides at President Barack Obama, even suggesting convicted influence-...
| Aug 31, 2012
— The combative and blunt-speaking John Sununu woke up Illinois' GOP delegation on the final day of the Republican National Convention by tossing some major broadsides at President Barack Obama, even suggesting that convicted influence-peddler...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:53 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday signed a measure into law that revives good time credit for non-violent offenders who complete drug treatment, job training or rehabilitation programs while behind bars.
The move comes more than two years after Quinn suspended...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:45 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn finds his leadership under fire from Illinois voters unhappy with the state's economy, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.
The survey found 54 percent disapprove of Quinn's job performance, compared with only 30 percent who...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 4:31 PM
A ranking Republican senator on Thursday called for the state to suspend its plans to submit new bids for state employee health insurance plans and asked for an emergency hearing to study the findings of a state audit.
Sen. Bill Brady, the Bloomington...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 1:32 PM
The state of Illinois would have to allow ordinary citizens to carry weapons under a federal appeals court ruling issued today, but the judges also gave lawmakers 180 days to put their own version of the law in place.
In a 2-1 decision that is a major...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 12:02 PM
State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, long mentioned as a potential Republican candidate for governor, used the web and social media Sunday to urge supporters to sign up for a possible 2014 race for Illinois chief executive.
Rutherford’s web site asks...
| Oct 23, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Posted by Monique Garcia and David Heinzmann at 7:30 p.m. A West Side get out the vote rally today backfired for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn when the governor was forced to quickly distance himself from racially charged and politically controversial......
| Oct 25, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Posted by Ray Long at 8:55 p.m. Republican Jason Plummer and Democrat Sheila Simon clashed tonight over creationism in schools, whether candidates should make their tax returns public and their qualifications for the state's No. 2 job. Plummer found...