| 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....
| Aug 26, 2014
| 4:26 PM
A coalition of community organizations fighting for a higher minimum wage and better schools said Tuesday it registered more than 25,000 new voters, mostly in African-American and Latino communities.
Although the group says the effort is focused on...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 8:18 PM
Can President Barack Obama lead a coalition to degrade or destroy the terrorists of the Islamic State?
He stared resolutely into the camera from the White House last week, talking of war and threats. He's a good talker. He enunciated. But the ideas...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:01 PM
Last year, Qae-Dah Muhammad started a farmers market in South Shore in an effort to get neighborhood children eating healthy foods, rather than the chips and nachos she saw them munching on.
With a lot of hard work, she created the South Shore Farmers...
| Aug 5, 2014
President Barack Obama's absence from the Oval Office to attend Democratic fundraisers or his failure to appear where children are entering the United States illegally doesn't matter a jot. He can play golf from sunup to sundown as far as I care....
| Aug 19, 2014
What do Lady Gaga, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and the cast of "Grey's Anatomy" have in common? They've all dumped buckets of ice water over their heads in the name of ending a deadly neurodegenerative disease. You could be next.
As of Monday, the ice...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 11:31 AM
We knew Robin Williams.
The news of Robin William's death affected us deeply. The emotional conversation across the world in the wake of his death tells us we are not alone in feeling a loss.
And while we have never met Williams in...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:31 PM
The unemployment rate in Illinois has dropped, and Gov. Pat Quinn is buoyant. "Our unemployment rate is as low as it's been in the last six years," he said after the latest numbers came out last week. "We're on the right track."
Not so fast, countered...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner lost another round in his bid to get a term limit referendum before voters today when an appellate court upheld a Cook County judge’s ruling that kept it off the November ballot.
The appellate decision...