| Jul 31, 2014
Friday's print column 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....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
She was a fourth-grader who stopped showing up at her South Side school in 2010. She lived with relatives in a dirty, unkempt house. She became pregnant. In fourth grade.
The Tribune uncovered her horrific story while researching truancy rates at...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Top national Republicans held their summer meeting in Chicago today in a symbolic defiance to hometown President Barack Obama, Illinois’ blue-state status and Democrats who control the Senate, and vowed an expensive and expansive mid-term campaign...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:58 PM
A legal battle between Chicago and one of its suburbs is turning increasingly heated, with the city accusing Harvey of "stealing" tens of millions of dollars worth of water while the suburb's spokesman implied that it's been gouged for years by its bigger...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:11 AM
SPRINGFIELD—Gov. Pat Quinn's administration said Friday that 103 workers at the state transportation agency who were hired over the last decade through a process the state's top watchdog determined was tied to politics will keep their jobs.
| Sep 15, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 9:50 AM
The Illinois legislature's Joint Committee on Administrative Rules will take an additional 45 days to review rules that would govern horizontal hydraulic fracturing in the state, saying they would like time to review the complicated regulations.
| Sep 11, 2014
| 11:11 AM
The recent Tribune story, “Gas tax woes,” astutely identified the worsening funding crisis facing our infrastructure at the state and federal level. Last winter’s freezing temperatures reminded us all that temporary fixes to our...
| 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 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 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...