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  • Senate candidates diverge on wage, tax issues

    Senate candidates diverge on wage, tax issues
    Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says the middle class needs help. He supports raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, closing the pay gap between men and women and stopping major corporations from reincorporating overseas to reduce their taxes....
  • When interests overlap for Durbin, lobbyist wife

    When interests overlap for Durbin, lobbyist wife
    Sen. Dick Durbin has long said that he and his wife, Loretta, an Illinois lobbyist, take pains to separate their work and avoid conflicts of interest. But a Tribune investigation has found instances in which Loretta Durbin's clients have received...
  • House hearing goes on despite IHSA's absence

    House hearing goes on despite IHSA's absence
    An Illinois General Assembly committee hearing Friday brought attention to the plight of catastrophically injured student-athletes, but the object of the witnesses' anger was not in the room. Testimony at the Elementary and Secondary Education committee...
  • State Sen. Trotter denies approving letters to top Zimbabwe officials

    State Sen. Trotter denies approving letters to top Zimbabwe officials
    State Sen. Donne Trotter testified in federal court Thursday that he never authorized a South Side man to sign letters on his behalf promising top Zimbabwe officials that he would lobby President Barack Obama to end U.S. sanctions against the African...
  • Valley View School District passes $225 million budget

    Valley View School District passes $225 million budget
    The Valley View School District 365U board voted to approve a $225 million budget for this fiscal year at last week's meeting. The budget leaves the district with a $6.6 million deficit, with the district projected to take in a little more than $218...
  • Death and taxes in Senate race

    Death and taxes in Senate race
    Sen. Dick Durbin clashed repeatedly Monday with his Republican rival, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, as the two staked out sharp differences on issues ranging from deploying ground troops to fight Islamic State militants to reforming Social Security and...
  • Nuns on the Bus make voter push in Chicago

    Nuns on the Bus make voter push in Chicago
    A group of Catholic nuns will make an appearance in Chicago today as part of their voter registration bus tour. The Nuns on the Bus will meet with Gov. Pat Quinn and low-wage workers before attending a "get out the vote" rally at 2 p.m. in Union Park in...
  • Medical pot shops are no big deal

    Medical pot shops are no big deal
    You'd think licensed dispensaries for medical marijuana were all-ages opium dens from the wariness bordering on paranoia with which state and local officials are grudgingly preparing for them to open. A year ago Friday, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law...
  • PASSINGS: Ken Thorne, Ben Pesta

     PASSINGS: Ken Thorne, Ben Pesta
    Ken Thorne, 90, a television and film composer who won an Oscar for scoring the 1966 musical comedy "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," died of natural causes Wednesday at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, said his wife, Linda....
  • Community groups pin hopes on Obama library

    Community groups pin hopes on Obama library
    In a small garden in the South Side's Washington Park neighborhood — blocks from a site proposed for the Obama presidential library — 18-year-old A.J. Jones has found solace tending organic leeks, asparagus and dinosaur kale. "I used to...
  • Northwest Side Ald. Cullerton won't run for re-election

    Northwest Side Ald. Cullerton won't run for re-election
    Northwest Side Ald. Timothy Cullerton said Wednesday he won’t seek re-election next year, raising the prospect that the 38th Ward won’t be represented by someone from his storied political family for the first time in decades. Cullerton, a...