| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:15 PM
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being challenged in...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The outrage is official. Ex-Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge gets to keep drawing money from the taxpayers.
Since March 2011, those taxpayers have been paying Burge's $3,000-a-month pension while he sits in prison. They'll be paying it when he's...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:11 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Federal authorities investigating Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s $54.5 million anti-violence grant program on Wednesday asked state lawmakers doing their own probe to hold off 90 days — a request that’s likely to be...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:39 AM
As Illinois Republicans argued Thursday that a legislative panel should push ahead with an election-year inquiry into Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence program, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a letter to clear up any misunderstanding:...
| May 16, 2014
The formal responses filed Thursday by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to a series of lawsuits challenging proposed pension changes (this, for example) put me in mind of the old joke that defines chutzpah — the Yiddish word for brazen......
| 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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Supporters of a potential presidential bid by Hillary Rodham Clinton, including several prominent Illinois Democrats, attended a pair of downtown fundraisers Thursday, giving cash to a political action committee aimed at providing the Illinois native...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Bank of America and the Justice Department have reached a record settlement of almost $17 billion to end a long-running probe into the marketing and sale of toxic mortgage securities by the bank and particularly its Countrywide Financial and Merrill Lynch...
| 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...
| 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.”...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner urged Asian-Americans to vote for him over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn during a stop in Chinatown today, with a former member of a rival GOP ticket encouraging voters to look beyond party labels.