| Oct 2, 2014
| 8:02 PM
The mere threat of stormy weather led airlines to take the unusual step of canceling about 850 Chicago flights Thursday, a decision that could easily occur again as the nation's air-traffic control system continues its fragile recovery from a fire at an...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 1:18 PM
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty is cosponsoring legislation that would establish a federal grant program to fund inpatient treatment for heroin abuse.
The bill is a response to a high rate of heroin overdose deaths in Connecticut and throughout the country that...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Two years ago, Illinois Democrats parlayed a new political map they drew and the final appearance at the top of the ticket by President Barack Obama to sweep out four Republican congressmen and reverse some of the losses suffered in the 2010 election that...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Republican state Rep. Darlene Senger repeatedly labeled Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster a hypocrite on taxes during a tense joint appearance Friday.
However, she also struggled to provide specifics when pressed on some of her own positions on taxes...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...