| Jul 14, 2014
Scott and Caroline Schmauderer know all the acronyms and the nitty-gritty details of the federal government's various programs to help homeowners like themselves, whose plans were derailed by the housing bust.
They read up on loan modifications, but...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:17 AM
Finance reports filed Tuesday showed the distinct styles between the two major governor candidates: Republican Bruce Rauner, a wealthy first-time challenger who can tap deep pockets, is willing to raise and spend millions of dollars. Democratic Gov. Pat...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:48 PM
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will visit Chicago on Monday to raise campaign money for Gov. Pat Quinn and Democrats running for Congress, a White House aide said.
The Democratic governor is in a tough re-election fight against...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Thousands of bills are introduced in a congressional session, but only a fraction become law. Even without that success, they call attention to their causes — or their sponsors. Here are a few of the eclectic measures awaiting action in Congress....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 7:52 PM
A Marine veteran claimed the Republican nomination Tuesday night in a northwest and west suburban congressional district.
Larry Kaifesh, 46, a political newcomer, declared victory with 71 percent of the vote to 29 percent for rookie Manju Goel, with...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Chicago’s suburbs this fall aren’t expected to be quite the congressional battleground they were two years ago, but Republicans are pushing ahead after Tuesday’s primary election as the party tries to take back three seats Democrats...
| Jun 16, 2014
Three years ago, the president of a large southwest suburban fire district made waves by publicly flogging two dozen of his own firefighters for each costing taxpayers more than $200,000 annually in pay and benefits.
But a Tribune investigation has...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Three of four Republican candidates running for a congressional seat representing the west and southwest suburbs say they would not support raising the national minimum wage.
State Rep. Darlene Senger, Ian Bayne and Chris Balkema expressed their...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Four Republicans vying in a west and southwest suburban congressional primary said Friday that Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is vulnerable because he voted for the Affordable Care Act and won’t have President Barack Obama at the top of the...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 8:41 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk's halting, 18-minute climb up the Capitol steps Thursday came nearly a year after a major stroke left him so incapacitated that he was in critical condition for 10 to 15 days and had difficulty keeping his balance while sitting up.
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:16 PM
A day after Speaker Michael Madigan pronounced the gay marriage bill 12 votes short, a group pushing the issue tried to recapture momentum by announcing support from seven Illinois Democratic congressmen --- even though they don’t get to vote in...