| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:04 AM
Three Illinois executive office holders declared early victories Tuesday night.
Voters favored well-known, long-serving Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Secretary of State Jesse White, both Democrats, over their rookie Republican challengers.
| Nov 4, 2014
| 10:39 PM
Voters in Chicago were slowed down by hundreds of missing election judges Tuesday and in some cases were handed only half of the ballot, while in Lake County election officials were forced midday to change their balloting procedures after a battle with...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Prominent Chicagoans and family members paid tribute to former Mayor Jane Byrne at her funeral Monday morning, remembering her as a feisty woman who blazed a trail — with panache.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at the funeral Mass, which was...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Making his first post-election appearance at the Capitol on Thursday, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he hopes the Illinois Supreme Court eventually will provide guidance on what changes are acceptable when it comes to fixing the state's more than $100...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 5:10 PM
A judge on Friday struck down the state’s landmark pension law that sought to fix Illinois’ $104.6 billion government retirement system debt, declaring the measure unconstitutional and clearing a path for a showdown in the Illinois Supreme...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Strikeout: Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz has ruled Illinois' pension reform law unconstitutional.
"The Act without question diminishes and impairs the benefits of membership in State retirement systems," he wrote in a firm, six-page ruling...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:02 PM
Parents and others who buy toys for children need to use caution because there are potentially dangerous products on Illinois store shelves, state officials urged Wednesday at a news conference at Lurie Children's Hospital.
Standing before 12 recently...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:12 PM
SiriusXM will pay $3.8 million in restitution to 44 states, including Illinois, and the District of Columbia after admitting it engaged in misleading advertising and billing practices, the Illinois attorney general's office said Thursday.
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:03 PM
The Illinois Constitution is clear that a vacancy in the state comptroller’s office is filled by an appointment made by the governor.
But the timing of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s death on Wednesday, so close to the Jan. 12...
| Sep 20, 2014
People who bring elderly parents to a nursing home share the same worries: Will they thrive in that environment? Will they receive timely, compassionate care? Above all: Will they be safe?
Over the past two decades, Tribune reporters have documented the...
| 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...