| 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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:49 PM
I keep reading opinions from people stating that many voters won't vote for Bruce Rauner because of his wealth. Well, maybe some do feel this way, but I would have to believe that most people are like me and have a hard time even considering voting for...
| 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...
| 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....
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Voters living south of Cermak Road in Berwyn will decide March 18 whether to increase their taxes to renovate and expand District 100 schools.
Two questions are asking for a $1.40 tax rate increase, up to $4.30 from $2.90, which would raise almost $6....