| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:22 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama did not appear to immediately change many minds in one crucial voting bloc that watched his national address Tuesday on Syria: Congress.
Lawmakers on both the left and right remained largely dug into their positions, or...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:44 AM
SPRINGFIELD -- Hundreds of candidates from would-be governors down to state lawmakers and judges lined up in the cold today outside the Illinois State Board of Elections offices to submit paperwork to get on the March 2014 primary ballot.
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart, a retired general from downstate Illinois, said Thursday from the House floor that his wife had gotten a call from one of her best friends, a woman he said was angry, disappointed and frightened.
| May 29, 2013
| 6:03 PM
President Barack Obama is back in Chicago tonight for a pair of fundraisers as Democrats try to capture the House and defend the Senate next year. During his 15-minute remarks at the Hilton, Obama said he's willing to work with Republicans, but said he...
| Aug 6, 2013
Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
| Mar 23, 2011
| 10:38 PM
— Last Memorial Day, Sen. Dick Durbin traveled to a conference at a luxury beach resort on Tunisia's Mediterranean coast.
The Democratic senator and his wife, Loretta, stayed at The Residence Tunis, which is part of the exclusive "Leading Hotels of...
| May 28, 2011
| 3:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Former Illinois congressman Bill Foster hopes to make a comeback by running in the proposed 11th Congressional District that would include Aurora.
Foster, 55, filed papers Saturday with the Federal Election Commission.
| May 31, 2011
| 9:12 AM
WASHINGTON – Saying he had important things left to do, former U.S. Rep. Bill Foster formally announced today he will run for a seat in the House of Representatives.
Foster, 55, a Democrat, was ousted after November’s elections when he fell...