| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Two decades after proposing that state elected officials be limited to eight years in office, Gov. Pat Quinn says he still supports term limits but won’t pledge to make his next term his last should he win re-election next year.
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:51 PM
If Chicago-area voters think they've seen a lot of Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on television lately, there's a reason: He's spent nearly $1.5 million on ads that began in mid-November and will wrap up before Christmas.
Laid end to end,...
| Dec 15, 2013
Alberto Cuevas has made a habit of picking up the phone, calling his school district and asking if a spot has opened up for either of his daughters, both of whom are on the waiting list for preschool.
Each time, the answer is the same. No. Not yet....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:02 AM
Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan on Wednesday suggested that a pattern of business executives threatening to leave Illinois unless they get tax incentives and politicians quickly responding has created an appearance of "corporate pay-to-play" as...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Share the Earth
Thank you for your excellent Nov. 26 editorial on the cougar recently killed in our Chicago area. The killing of this magnificent large cat was a criminal act!
Many parts of the Earth are dangerously overpopulated by us humans. Why are...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 6:12 AM
When the Dillard for Governor campaign wanted to let supporters know that the state senator from Hinsdale would be on the radio talking about pressing issues at the Capitol, it took to Twitter.
Attaching a link to the end of a tweet, the campaign noted,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Afew hours before Kari Lydersen was to celebrate the publication of her new book, the provocatively titled "Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago's 99%," she was talking about how she had run into the mayor two days ago on the North Side.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:20 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn launched Illinois' epic attempt to bail itself out of a $100 billion public employee pension debt Thursday, signing into law an ambitious financial, legal and political effort to restore the state's tumbling credit ratings and unstable...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn launched Illinois’ epic attempt to bail itself out of a $100 billion public employee pension debt Thursday, signing into law an ambitious financial, legal and political effort to restore the state’s tumbling credit ratings and...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:22 AM
For Gov. Pat Quinn, putting pen to paper on a bill to salvage the nation's worst-funded state employee pension system will be a signature moment both literally and politically.
More than two years of the governor's repeated calls for action on the...
| Dec 2, 2013
— Republican candidates for governor are split on whether a government worker pension overhaul backed by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn should be approved when lawmakers return to the Capitol this week.
On Sunday, wealthy equity investor Bruce Rauner...