| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:32 PM
I fear that I’m falling into a publicity trap set by my devious Tribune Company colleagues upstairs at Chicago Magazine. They just released the ranking of the 100 most powerful Chicagoans, published online and in the March issue. Lists of......
| Sep 25, 2010
The mayor of Justice was pondering whom to pick for a new village attorney last year when his local representative, House Speaker Michael Madigan, called with a name.
Madigan suggested Michael T. Del Galdo, describing him as an experienced lawyer and...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A bicycle trail envisioned to allow cyclists to pedal from Chicago to Wisconsin could be left with a permanent 6.8-mile gap if federal funds are …...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Republican congressmen and a GOP-backed group filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the redrawing of the state’s congressional boundaries by Democrats in Springfield, alleging the …...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 9:35 PM
Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin isn’t going as far as Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady in his comments about Gov. Pat Quinn’s redrawing of …...
| Jun 27, 2010
Michael Madigan calmly sliced his daily apple as he listened to the 40-minute pitch from several leaders of Oak Lawn, long frustrated in their efforts to secure money for a dilapidated water system that supplies much of the south suburbs.
At the time...
| Sep 4, 2010
— When it comes to the economy, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett wants to remind everyone: Her boss inherited this mess. She said so numerous times during a less than 20-minute interview in the West Wing Thursday on the Obama...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 6:54 AM
Illinois lawmakers said today they will fight a move by Republicans in the U.S. House to scrap funding for a key railroad improvement project designed to increase capacity and eliminate a notorious freight and passenger train bottleneck on Chicago's South...
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 9:14 AM
Republican Mark Kirk today unveiled a plan designed to make it easier for governments to lease public transportation assets or enter into partnerships with private companies to build them.
In presenting the details of his--which runs counter to...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:18 AM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said today that he’s hopeful a bipartisan group of senators now known as the “Gang of Five” can reach agreement on a deficit reduction plan key to a vote on raising the nation’s debt limit.