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  • Ratify the ERA more than 30 years past the deadline? Heck, yes! Why not?

     
    In December 1972, the Tribune urged the General Assembly to ratify the proposed federal Equal Rights Amendment with an editorial headlined, “Give the ladies what they want.” The wording was a play on the unofficial founding motto of Marshall...
  • IDOT to retain 103 hired despite anti-patronage rules

    IDOT to retain 103 hired despite anti-patronage rules
    SPRINGFIELD—Gov. Pat Quinn's administration said Friday that 103 workers at the state transportation agency who were hired over the last decade through a process the state's top watchdog determined was tied to politics will keep their jobs. In...
  • Sept. 7 Letters: McDonnell verdict

    Consider Illinois The Bob McDonnell tragedy seems to me the result of the former governor failing to say "no" to some family members and especially to Jonnie R. Williams. I did not vote for Mr. McDonnell — and did not agree with many of his...
  • Quinn vague on details of panel to look at RTA oversight of Metra

    Quinn vague on details of panel to look at RTA oversight of Metra
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday accused the Regional Transportation Authority of failing to properly oversee operations at Metra, saying he will appoint a panel to come up with recommendations on how to revamp the agency amid accusations of political patronage...
  • Republican governor candidates make pitches at State Fair

    Republican governor candidates make pitches at State Fair
    SPRINGFIELD -- Out-of-power Republicans rolled out four candidates for governor at an Illinois State Fair rally Thursday that focused on regaining relevance by taking back the state's top job. The contenders come with resumes as varied as the flavors of...
  • Secretary of State Jesse White announces run for record 5th term

    Secretary of State Jesse White announces run for record 5th term
    Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White formally launched his bid for a record fifth term today, with the popular 79-year-old saying there's more work to be done. White already is on track to become the longest-serving secretary of state at the...
  • Senate panel OKs Fardon for U.S. attorney in Chicago

    Senate panel OKs Fardon for U.S. attorney in Chicago
    A U.S. Senate committee cleared the nomination of Zachary Fardon on Thursday as the next U.S. attorney in Chicago, sending it to the full Senate for a final vote. The unanimous voice vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee comes more than 15 months after...
  • In Florida, timely injustice

    At great political peril, George Ryan did the right thing. Not to canonize the man. After all, the then-governor of Illinois was later imprisoned on corruption charges. But that doesn't change the fact that, in 2000, stung that 13 inmates had been...
  • Fardon sworn in as U.S. attorney

    Fardon sworn in as U.S. attorney
    Zachary Fardon was sworn in Wednesday as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, five months after he was nominated by President Barack Obama. Fardon, 47, began work in his Dirksen U.S. Courthouse office after U.S. District Chief Judge...
  • Blagojevich appeal: Judge was 'rubber stamp' for prosecution

    Blagojevich appeal: Judge was 'rubber stamp' for prosecution
    Lawyers for disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich filed a long-awaited appeal of his conviction and 14-year sentence late Monday, arguing that U.S. District Judge James Zagel's "one-sided evidentiary rulings" favored prosecutors and that the stiff...
  • Ex-prosecutor won't conduct Metra probe

    Ex-prosecutor won't conduct Metra probe
    Former federal prosecutor Patrick Collins will not be conducting an independent probe of the ousted Metra CEO's allegations of patronage attempts and other improprieties at the agency, officials announced this morning. Late Sunday, Perkins Coie,...