| Jul 20, 2014
On Thursday, Bruce Rauner came a long way toward answering the many voices — this page included — that had criticized his gossamer-thin proposals for reviving Illinois' economy and governance. The Republican candidate for governor issued his...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday urged Gov. Pat Quinn to veto a bill that would provide oversight of the largely unregulated industry of ride-sharing, including requiring drivers of companies such as Uber to have commercial...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:05 AM
During much his two terms as a U.S. senator, in the 1980s and early 1990s, Alan Dixon was the locally minded counterpart to then-Sen. Paul Simon, always angling for the best deals for Illinois.
He was known as “Al the Pal” for his...
| Jul 9, 2014
Illinois and Texas each faced challenges in 2011. The national recession had damaged both states' economies and revenues were projected to be insufficient to cover anticipated spending.
What happened next is a clear demonstration of the differences...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:29 PM
Don Matheson, 84, a veteran television actor best known for his portrayal of one of the humans stranded on a mysterious planet on the science-fiction series "Land of the Giants," died June 29 in Woodland Hills. His daughter, Michele Matheson, said he...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Kristen McQueary's insightful column in the Sunday Tribune is spot-on.
Illinois desperately needs term limits and sensible remap legislation. House Speaker Mike Madigan has shown for years and years that he can play the Illinois legislature like a...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:07 AM
Nearly one year after Illinois child welfare officials revealed under pressure that more children had died from abuse or neglect than earlier reported, new state statistics show the disturbing high rate has continued.
The Illinois Department of Children...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Representatives of the oil and gas industry in Illinois expressed outrage Wednesday about the latest draft of rules that would govern fracking in the state, saying its doubtful "anyone will even bother" to apply for a permit to drill here if the...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 6:15 PM
It had been 437 days since the wait began for Illinois' rules governing the high-impact form of oil and gas drilling, also known as hydraulic fracturing.
On Friday, they were finally dropped off at the state committee charged with their approval.
| Aug 29, 2014
| 2:43 PM
There have been quite a few Illinois legislative, judicial and executive developments affecting condominium associations recently. Part one is below, and next week's column will cover additional developments.
Electronic communications to be allowed by...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Republican governor challenger Bruce Rauner on Sunday lashed out at the leadership of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, saying a federal subpoena for the emails of Quinn’s former chief of staff “goes right to the heart” of the administration....