| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:36 PM
A unanimous Illinois Appellate Court panel dealt a grave blow today to the effort to place a state constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would impose legislative term limits.
The justices found that the proposal exceeds the very narrow...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner lost another round in his bid to get a term limit referendum before voters today when an appellate court upheld a Cook County judge’s ruling that kept it off the November ballot.
The appellate decision...
| 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...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:13 PM
If our buildings reflect us as truly as a mirror, as the architect Louis Sullivan once said, the image emanating from Chicago's run-down James R. Thompson Center speaks with painful honesty about the sad state of the state of Illinois.
| Aug 9, 2014
| 9:07 AM
"Polls are a snapshot in time," said Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Thursday during an interview on WTTW-Ch. 11.
It was the kind of thing political candidates like to say when various public opinion surveys offer conflicting assessments...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner urged Asian-Americans to vote for him over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn during a stop in Chinatown today, with a former member of a rival GOP ticket encouraging voters to look beyond party labels.
| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Republican Bruce Rauner plowed $1.5 million more into his campaign for governor against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, newly filed reports with the State Board of Elections showed today.
The latest donation brings to nearly $8.1 million the amount of...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:35 AM
Bruce Rauner debuted his latest attack ad against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday — a TV spot called “Headlines” that relies in part on independent news stories but features headlines the Republican’s campaign made up and...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Monday opened the door to a potential income-tax hike, an acknowledgment that the tax rate he would inherit if elected cannot financially support a cash-strapped state government in the short term.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation today to allow the state to borrow $1.1 billion to extend a statewide construction program.
The four-year road and bridge plan piggybacks off of an existing building program that’s wrapping up. The construction...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Few places in Illinois vote more reliably Republican than Iroquois County, home to 1,120 square miles of mostly corn and soybean fields, 28,982 residents and, according to state records, 218 distinct units of government — one for every 133...