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  • 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...
  • Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'

    Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'
    Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians—a virtual who’s who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to state legislators and even a well-respected...
  • Crisis manager leaves White House counsel's office

    Crisis manager leaves White House counsel's office
    WASHINGTON – From Solyndra to Benghazi to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Ed Siskel has been the bespectacled, behind-the-scenes lawyer with the forensic assignment – figure out exactly what went wrong so the White House can fix it,...
  • Ray Gibson, 1949-2014

    Ray Gibson, 1949-2014
    Ray Gibson, an award-winning Chicago Tribune reporter who exposed city contractors with Outfit ties, federal jurors with criminal backgrounds in the George Ryan trial, and politicians who enriched themselves at taxpayers' expense, died Friday, Jan. 31, at...
  • How Madigan builds his patronage army

     How Madigan builds his patronage army
    When House Speaker Michael Madigan accidentally triggered a patronage scandal at the Metra commuter rail agency, it was the result of two extraordinary events. First his request to boost the Metra salary of a longtime political worker was refused....
  • Ed Duffy, 1945-2014

     Ed Duffy, 1945-2014
    Working was a multidimensional endeavor for Ed Duffy. He was a Chicago cop, deputy chief of staff under Gov. Jim Thompson, director of the Illinois Department of Public Aid, an Arlington Heights trustee, president of Arlington Park racetrack, chief...
  • Appellate judge found dead in chambers in Chicago

    Appellate judge found dead in chambers in Chicago
    A longtime Illinois appellate court judge who took office with no judicial experience but grew into a respected and outspoken jurist died Wednesday morning, officials said. Patrick J. Quinn, 60, was found dead in his downtown Chicago chambers –...
  • Gallup Poll: Illinois last when it comes to trusting state government

    Gallup Poll: Illinois last when it comes to trusting state government
    By a wide margin, Illinois residents have less trust in their state government than residents in any state in the nation, according to results of a Gallup politics poll released Friday. Just 28 percent of residents polled said they trust Illinois...
  • Figure in murder reinvestigation to be interviewed

    Figure in murder reinvestigation to be interviewed
    Cook County prosecutors are scheduled to interview the man whose video confession led to one of the state’s most pivotal wrongful convictions, indicating a reinvestigation of the Anthony Porter case is moving ahead, sources said today. Prosecutors...
  • State income tax a study in expediency

     State income tax a study in expediency
    Gov. Pat Quinn sought to make the 5 percent income tax rate permanent in his budget address last week. The Illinois income tax, conceived in the 1960s as a Republican-led initiative, has now become a complex problem vexing the Democrats who control...