| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan brushed aside questions Wednesday about whether her father, powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan, has ever asked her to hire or give a raise to someone and also denied she misled campaign donors when raising...
| Jul 21, 2013
For years it's been my sense that the Madigan name doesn't send chills down the spines of average Illinois residents.
Despite the yeoman's effort of print and broadcast pundits to portray veteran Democratic state House Speaker Michael Madigan as the...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Under the amendment...the attorney general would be next in line if the governor died, quit or was removed from office. That makes a lot of sense. Candidates for attorney general are subject to far more voter scrutiny than those for......
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Former DuPage County Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom ended his exploratory bid for state treasurer Thursday and said he is endorsing outgoing House Republican leader Tom Cross for the post.
Schillerstrom, who ended a run for the 2010 Republican...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds Disgruntled over the House's failure to bring a gay marriage bill to a vote, some activists want to ban politicians from walking in this year's Chicago Pride Parade, according to today's Tribune story. The petition, which is......
| Jul 25, 2013
England has a new royal baby, Prince George.
But in Chicago, where English kings are frowned upon, we have plenty of royal babies of our own.
And they aren't mere figureheads. They're Democrats with real power, from great houses that grab public...
| Jul 3, 2013
After tests found worrisome levels of arsenic in American rice last fall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it would test 1,000 additional samples by the end of the year and issue recommendations "promptly."
Nearly 10 months later, the...
| Sep 8, 2013
In all, John Kuntz and his family traveled more than 5,000 miles on their summer road trip, hitting Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado and Grand Teton in Wyoming.
It was, the Akron, Ohio, resident said, a good trip.
Except for a small glitch in...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:29 PM
The state of Illinois is suing the nation's largest privately held firm that maintains foreclosed homes, alleging it illegally broke into the occupied homes of people behind on their mortgage payments or in foreclosure, locked them out and removed their...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday apologized for an era in the Chicago Police Department during which many African-American men were tortured into false confessions for murders and rapes on the South Side under the direction of disgraced ex-Cmdr. Jon Burge....
| Mar 21, 2013
| 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: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......