| Aug 27, 2014
| 6:02 PM
As the sun rose over Bridgeport — the hereditary fiefdom of the Daleys of Chicago — I noticed something, well, different about the flora.
Flora, as all you botanists know, is scientific talk for plants. And the plants of Bridgeport seemed...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:17 AM
Finance reports filed Tuesday showed the distinct styles between the two major governor candidates: Republican Bruce Rauner, a wealthy first-time challenger who can tap deep pockets, is willing to raise and spend millions of dollars. Democratic Gov. Pat...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Democratic state treasurer candidate Mike Frerichs says he thinks lawmakers should “go back to the drawing board” and start over on changes to public employee pension benefits following a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Trained school employees and volunteers will be allowed to administer an emergency epinephrine injection if they believe a student or visitor is having an allergic reaction under a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Pat Quinn.
The legislation expands on a...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan plans to ask Cook County Circuit Court judges to send cases involving concealed carry rejections back to the state review board for another look, a spokeswoman for the attorney general said Monday.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:09 PM
A dry, technical ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court that allows disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge to keep collecting his pension despite his felony conviction drew emotional responses Thursday from some of the men he and his crew tortured....
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:52 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Governor candidate Bruce Rauner called on a boisterous Republican Day crowd at the Illinois State Fair on Thursday to help knock out Gov. Pat Quinn and the one-party Democrat rule that has run Illinois “into the ground.”...
| Jul 2, 2014
Wireless phone carrier T-Mobile for years ignored fraudulent charges being placed on its customers' phone bills and made hundreds of millions of dollars from them, the Federal Trade Commission alleged in a lawsuit Tuesday.
But T-Mobile called the FTC...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:34 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn struck a class warfare theme Wednesday during a plea to Democratic Party faithful to turn out a big vote this fall to defeat Republicans with pockets as deep as “King Midas.”
The re-election seeking Quinn...
| Jul 18, 2014
The Afternoon Shift (WBEZ-FM) Neil Steinberg and I, the Colonial Babies, break it all down with Justin Kaufmann. Chicago Newsroom CAN TV: Host Ken Davis is joined by Mick Dumke (Chicago Reader) and Natalie Moore (WBEZ). They discuss the upcoming......
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Chicago's primary natural gas company shouldn't receive a rate hike that would increase bills by 22 percent, the state attorney general told regulators Wednesday.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan said the utility is inefficiently run and that it has...