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  • Illinois House wants voters to abolish lieutenant governor job

    Illinois House wants voters to abolish lieutenant governor job
    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House today approved a measure that would ask voters whether to eliminate the job of lieutenant governor, but the proposal has a long way to go before the much-maligned office would disappear. The measure must pass the...
  • 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...
  • Remembrance versus O'Hare runways in 'Over My Dead Body'

    Remembrance versus O'Hare runways in 'Over My Dead Body'
    "Over My Dead Body" The Waltzing Mechanics made their local bow with "El Stories," a series based on true-life transit tales. But their latest foray into documentary theater takes them to a final destination that fell victim to a different form of...
  • GRyan get home confinement. I believe the Bureau of Prisons, but...

     
    Lots of talk this afternoon about how Gov. George Ryan has been excused from having to spend six months in a Chicago halfway house and will finish his federal prison sentence with a stint of home confinement in Kankakee. From......
  • Free Renaldo Hudson? Mercy, yes!

     
    Why should Illinois release Renaldo Hudson? After all, he committed a ghastly, unprovoked murder — stabbed a 72-year-old man some 60 times then set his victim's bed on fire to try to cover his tracks — and was on death......
  • Dump the lite gov? Fee-fi-fiddly-i oh, yes

     
    I like Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, and not just because she’s a fellow banjo player. She’s friendly, unassuming, smart, straightforward. Whether she’d be a good Illinois attorney general or treasurer or, like her late father, Paul Simon, a U....
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......
  • Tribune archive: The Daniel Taylor case

     
    Here is an archive, in reverse chronological order, of the Tribune's coverage of the Daniel Taylor case: News story: Criminal justice: Jail alibi doesn't outweigh confession -- Records show Daniel Taylor in jail when double murder occurred, but...
  • Open thread: Weeks in review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
  • 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,...