| Mar 16, 2015
| 6:04 AM
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is hosting a number of Republican leaders at a Chicago fundraiser Monday to get his 2016 re-election campaign rolling.
An invitation obtained by The Associated Press shows that Gov. Bruce Rauner and eight members of the state's...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 1:04 PM
Sitting at the Hilton Orrington in Evanston on March 12, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk had plenty of memories running through his head.
Kirk, a 1977 graduate of New Trier High School, was presented with the Alumni Achievement Award at the New Trier Alumni Hall of...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 9:20 AM
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| Mar 4, 2015
The Mayoral Likability Meter is going haywire.
Some days, Rahm is Mayor Antoinette, telling Chicago to eat cake or bending us to his iron will. Other days, he's Mayor Smiley the Likable.
And that's the problem. From Mayor Tough to Mayor Hugs, it's...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 2:18 PM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves Iran's path to the bomb." But President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, saying the U.S. would never sign...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 2:22 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk has $2 million in his war chest as he girds for his 2016 campaign, a race expected to be tough, costly and closely watched around the country.
Four Democratic representatives from Illinois are angling for his job, but none has...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 2:54 PM
State Sen. Daniel Biss appears to be the first Democrat to actively float his name for the 2016 special election for state comptroller.
The Evanston Democrat is known as a policy wonk around the statehouse, but he's also a prodigious fundraiser,...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 3:12 AM
Illinois' troubled residential treatment centers for children and teens are drawing the attention of federal authorities after the Tribune documented hundreds of rape and assault allegations and found that state officials kept sending juvenile wards to...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Op-ed writer Frederic Hill ("Netanyahu invitation unwise," Jan. 28) faults House Speaker John Boehner for inviting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to Congress two weeks before Israeli elections. "Democratic nations usually do not interfere in...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 8:53 AM
Once upon a time, not so long ago, the Republican party was generally thought of as the party of national security. The final years of Ronald Reagan's administration, successful arms control talks and masterful handling of the collapse of the Soviet Union...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Joe Carney of Gurnee has served four tours of duty in the Middle East as a paramedic in the U.S. Army and now a new pilot program is helping him to become a physician's assistant.
Carney, 32, met with Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Lake Forest, who voiced his support...