| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:02 AM
With one dissenting vote, the Buffalo Grove Village Board voted Monday night to defer a discussion and vote on an assault-weapons ban.
A standing-room-only crowd of more than 60 residents waited more than an hour for the board to reach the agenda item...
| Jul 3, 2013
The Chicago Bulls apparently have a PR problem, and if it's not friction between their coach and general manager, it's the timing of hobbled superstar Derrick Rose's return to action.
Chicago is said to have a PR problem when it comes to public safety....
| Jul 1, 2013
As we celebrate the Pride Parade in Chicago, I have been reflecting on what the past year has brought to the gay and lesbian community in the Land of Lincoln.
Illinois started the year with the promise of marriage equality on two fronts: We had a solid...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Gay and lesbian civil rights activists across Illinois applauded today’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, but the implications for same-sex couples here remain unclear.
Because Illinois only...
| Jun 24, 2013
Two school districts that receive millions in property tax revenue each year from the Citgo oil refinery in Lemont are worried that a proposed state bill could lead to a drastic reduction in revenues.
Lockport Township High School District 205 and...
| Jun 20, 2013
As part of a move to make it possible to hold class on five holidays, Community Consolidated School District 62 conducted a public hearing to solicit residents' input on the change.
No residents spoke at the public hearing on Monday, which was held...
| Jun 23, 2013
Shortly before Illinois women won the right to vote, 100 years ago this week, the state's delegation to a suffragettes march in Washington was bitterly divided over the issue of what to call each other. Belle Squire, herself unmarried, insisted on...
| Jun 23, 2013
For nearly 60 years, a large baseball with the name "Thillens" on it stood on a pole marking the entrance to Chicago's own field of dreams.
Thillens meant the big time for generations of young baseball players — a stadium with lights, a public...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: Host Joel Weisman with - Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times - Mary Ann Ahern,......
| Jan 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
With the help of several Latin scholars I’ve come up with a fittingly snooty motto for this column’s annual exercise in forecasting the news: Non coniectare imprudentior esset Translation: Not to conjecture is imprudent. Inspiration: “Is...
| Mar 20, 2013
To: The Decisive Dozen
From: Your Supporters
Re: The Illinois House of Representatives Vote on Same-Sex Marriage.
All it takes is the 12 of you, whoever you are. That's the rumor anyway.
"Twelve votes short of passage," said Michael Madigan,...