| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:31 PM
The message a Chicago man left for a Wheaton state representative that said “we know where you live,’ constituted free speech in the same sex marriage debate and wasn’t a threat, a lawyer argued Wednesday.
The attorney for Stephen Bona...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Former Illinois State Rep. Keith Farnham was charged Monday with using both personal and state-owned computers to trade hundreds of images and videos depicting child pornography and engage in graphic online chats in which he allegedly bragged about...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 3:28 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn pulled an end run on state lawmakers to salvage the jobs of two Cabinet members and dodge a short-term showdown with African-American and Latino lawmakers whose support he needs to win re-election this fall.
| Apr 1, 2014
| 3:00 PM
A bill aimed at expanding the Plainfield Park District board — and effectively shifting power away from the board majority — is expected to go before the full Illinois House soon.
The bill recently passed the House Cities and Villages...
| Mar 13, 2014
Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Elmhurst and Geneva.
I am voting yes on March 18 for the referendum that would allow District 87 to make vital repairs and facility improvements at all four of our high schools.
I view this as a...
| 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....
| Mar 13, 2014
Letters to the editor from Fox Lake and Mundelein.
I am writing to support an increase in Illinois' minimum wage.
I live in a community in which many of the residents work for minimum wage — or less. People are struggling,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Both Republicans and Democrats have the opportunity to select candidates in Tuesday's primary election for a District 4 seat on the DuPage County Board.
There are three Republicans – incumbent Grant Eckhoff of Wheaton and challengers Ronald...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Thank you for endorsing Peter Breen, Illinois House of Representative Republican candidate for the 48th District, for the March 18 Republican Primary election. ("Tribune endorsements for Illinois House" Editorial, March 4)
I heartily shout, "L-O-M-B-A-...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:20 PM
The three major for-profit ride-share companies operating virtually unregulated in Chicago face a Friday deadline to respond to subpoenas calling on them to turn over copies of their insurance policies, which critics contend fail to protect the public....
| May 1, 2014
| 5:14 AM
A longtime ally of House Speaker Michael Madigan is trying to thwart efforts to ask voters whether to impose term limits on lawmakers and curb some of the politics in drawing new legislative district boundaries before the two proposed constitutional...