| Aug 1, 2011
| 11:23 AM
WASHINGTON—A second Illinoisan in the House of Representatives has announced he will vote no to the last-minute deal to raise the debt ceiling: Chicago’s Jesse Jackson Jr.
A liberal Democrat, Jackson joins conservative Republican and tea...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 6:36 PM
Metra officials on Friday all but killed a proposal for weekday service reductions to offset a looming deficit in 2012, adding to the inevitability of fare increases — possibly as high as 20 percent next year alone.
The commuter rail agency's...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 12:13 PM
Illinois politicos today flocked to the city’s Englewood neighborhood, turning a groundbreaking ceremony for a rail project into a rally in support of President Barack Obama’s proposed jobs program.
Among the dignitaries in attendance was U....
| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Chicago-area bus and train riders, along with highway construction workers, ought to feel better knowing that gridlock appears to be easing in the halls of the U.S. Congress.
That was the message Friday from three suburban representatives who,...
| Feb 17, 2012
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...
| 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...