| Jan 20, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Illinois Legislators will reconvene in Springfield on Jan. 29 to hear Gov. Pat Quinn’s State of the State address.
It is imperative that they take the time to pass legislation allowing Advance Deposit Wagering, which allows horse racing fans to...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:38 PM
With Chicago staring at a deadline for coming to grips with a $29 billion pension debt for teachers and public safety workers, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is urging unions to help negotiate an agreement on retirement benefits lest lawmakers...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:00 PM
PEORIA — The four candidates for the Illinois Republican governor nomination used a Downstate debate Thursday night to try to sell themselves as the most electable party standard bearer in a November showdown against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn....
| Jan 25, 2014
As President Barack Obama prepares to launch a foundation to oversee plans for his presidential library and museum, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is making it clear that he will play a key role in determining where the project is built if Chicago is chosen as the...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:42 PM
W. Robert Blair II, a two-term Illinois House speaker in the 1970s who was admired and maligned for his push to create the Regional Transportation Authority, has died at 83 after a long illness.
Mr. Blair, who died Saturday, Jan. 18, was remembered by...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said Saturday he will not seek interest payments lawmakers are due for going without pay for two months last summer, a shift from earlier comments by a spokeswoman who had indicated the Democratic leader would work...
| Jan 12, 2014
Barack Obama campaign veterans Harper Reed and Dylan Richard will launch a tech company. Don Thompson will be under pressure to improve sales at McDonald's. And with Tribune Co. spinning off its publishing assets into a separate company, its chief...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:51 AM
Whether it’s The Advocate—America’s oldest gay news magazine—anointing Pope Francis as Person of the Year for his more lenient views on homosexuality or Russian President Vladimir Putin signing a law criminalizing public discussion...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Brian Deardorff and other residents of Hawley Street gave Mundelein trustees an earful Monday night over plans to take property to improve the road and build a bike path.
Deardorff, who's lived in his home for 24 years, said he was offered $800 for...
| Dec 19, 2013
Woodridge trustees are considering repealing a ban on video gambling in the suburb.
At a workshop meeting on Dec. 12, several trustees told the audience that they would likely vote to reverse the ban, but added that they would like more information from...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Gun violence is a major social problem in Chicago and other American cities. The Illinois legislature is considering a proposed law that would increase the mandatory minimum prison sentence for having an illegal gun to three years and would require people...