| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:48 PM
Nearly a decade after neighbors first drew attention to lead pollution from a Pilsen smelting plant, the owners agreed Thursday to spend $3 million on new equipment to curb emissions of the brain-damaging metal.
In a legal settlement announced Thursday...
| Feb 6, 2013
Lady Justice is famously blind, a scale in one hand, a double-edged sword in the other.
Nothing in the personification connotes efficiency. Nothing suggests she takes or gives satisfaction in her work.
So here we are with muted expectations, six to...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 3:12 PM
U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, who’s mulling a 2014 Republican bid for governor, chastised a pair of potential rivals Thursday, saying state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard have “proven nothing more than they can lose an election.”
| Jun 2, 2013
| 6:21 PM
State Treasurer Dan Rutherford kicked off a campaign for the 2014 Republican governor nomination Sunday, touting himself as the only statewide officeholder among the GOP field.
"It's hard to win statewide as a Republican, but I can tell you what, I'm...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a request with a federal appeals court asking for an additional 30 days to put in place a law that would allow citizens to carry guns in public.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave the state...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 10:01 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Democrat William Daley says he is “stunned” the state failed to address the pension crisis in the spring session and indicated the legislative meltdown is moving him closer to announcing a decision on whether to challenge...
| Jun 5, 2013
When you mix royal Illinois political houses, ambition, jealousy and power, what do you get?
A whiff of blood in the air over Madiganistan.
Madiganistan, the state known to outsiders as Illinois, is ruled by the ruthless and all-powerful imp, House...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Wealthy Republican businessman Bruce Rauner today formally announced his campaign for governor in a web video where he criticized state government as broken and pitched himself as someone who grew up milking cows, riding horses and shooting rifles....
| May 28, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Opponents of a proposed immigrant detention center in Joliet turned up the volume of their criticism this month.
Gov. Pat Quinn last week joined Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives in opposing...
| Jan 13, 2013
Some Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers — Del. Glen Glass of Harford County included — are convinced that they don't want a smart meter wirelessly sending data about their energy usage day in and out.
Some, like Eric Rockel of...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a petition asking the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a December ruling that struck down Illinois' ban on the concealed carry of handguns in public.
The move is aimed at challenging the decision by a...