| Apr 30, 2012
| 3:48 PM
A 2008 summer youth jobs program launched by then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich using money set aside for transportation turned into “a disaster” that instead saw teens community organizing and helping out on golf courses, according to a state watchdog...
| May 4, 2012
— Illinois voters this fall will be asked whether to make it tougher for state and local governments to sweeten public employee pensions under a measure lawmakers approved Thursday.
The proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution now goes on...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:53 PM
Chicago elections officials apologized to the hundreds of frustrated Chicago voters who were turned away from their neighborhood polling places today amid confusion and sometimes angry exchanges.
By 5 p.m. today, the elections board had fielded more than...
| Nov 8, 2012
Illinois Gov. William Daley.
Get used to it. Because he wants it. And he's reaching for it.
"I've thought about it before and I don't take it off the table," Daley told me in an interview on WLS-AM 890 on Wednesday as he sat for an hour talking...
| Aug 23, 2012
The owner of a downstate dog training facility has agreed to refund thousands of dollars to families who were promised autism service dogs for their children but never received them, according to a consent judgment expected to be filed Thursday.
| Aug 29, 2012
How long can you hold your breath?
It's bad enough millions of U.S. homes are underwater, worth less money on the real estate market than needed to pay off the outstanding mortgage balance.
The prospect of millions of Americans dragged under by...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:18 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sen. Dick Durbin introduced Barack Obama to the country at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 when the future president was a neophyte candidate for the U.S. Senate. He did it again four years later when Obama won the...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 5:27 PM
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office has filed a notice in Cook County Circuit Court saying it will present arguments in support of two lawsuits that question the constitutionality of the state's gay marriage ban.
The lawsuits, filed...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 1:07 PM
The Illinois Pollution Control Board rejected pleas from the state’s top legal and environmental officials Thursday, deciding against requiring groundwater monitoring at dozens of quarries that accept dirt and construction debris.
| Jun 20, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Raghuveer Nayak, a former fundraiser for U.S. Jesse Jackson Jr.and Rod Blagojevich and a key figure in the U.S. Senate seat scandal, was arrested at his Oak Brook home this morning and charged with bribing doctors to send patients to his surgery centers....
| Jun 25, 2012
| 8:40 PM
A proposal to create an inspector general for the suburbs drew skeptical reactions Monday, as officeholders and taxpayer watchdogs questioned how the position would work and whether it’s necessary.
But the idea got a warm reception from Gov. Pat...