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  • Some homeowners miss out on housing recovery

    Some homeowners miss out on housing recovery
    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...
  • Quinn holds fleeting financial edge against Rauner

    Quinn holds fleeting financial edge against Rauner
    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...
  • Biden to raise money for Quinn, Democrats in Chicago

    Biden to raise money for Quinn, Democrats in Chicago
    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...
  • Oddball bills stand out in Congress

    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....
  • Kaifesh claims nomination in 8th Congressional District

    Kaifesh claims nomination in 8th Congressional District
    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...
  • Suburban Republicans hope to wrest congressional seats from Democrats

    Suburban Republicans hope to wrest congressional seats from Democrats
    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...
  • Orland fire district's pay still high

    Orland fire district's pay still high
    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...
  • Congressional candidates debate minimum wage

    Congressional candidates debate minimum wage
    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...
  • Republicans say Rep. Foster vulnerable on Obamacare vote

    Republicans say Rep. Foster vulnerable on Obamacare vote
    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...
  • Kirk hailed upon return to U.S. Senate

    Kirk hailed upon return to U.S. Senate
    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. Those...
  • Democratic congressmen support Illinois gay marriage, though they can't vote on it

    Democratic congressmen support Illinois gay marriage, though they can't vote on it
    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...