| Nov 24, 2014
| 4:57 PM
The failure of six world powers to complete a nuclear deal with Iran by Monday’s deadline sets up a political battle between Congress, where lawmakers are calling for tougher sanctions, and the White House, which fears such a move would drive Tehran...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said Thursday he intends to use some of his own money to make needed improvements to the executive mansion in Springfield, where he said he and his wife intend to "spend the vast majority of our time."
| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Vice President Joe Biden on Monday made his second appearance in Illinois in less than a week, telling hundreds gathered at a union hall in Rockford that it was imperative they support the Democratic ticket because Republicans "don't come from where we...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Public health officials issued more detailed and coordinated guidelines Monday for handling the Ebola virus, but differed over the fundamental question of whether quarantining people at high risk should be mandatory.
The debate intensified as...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:12 AM
Ebola has spread ... to the campaign for Illinois governor.
Late last week, Gov. Pat Quinn ordered a 21-day home quarantine for "high-risk" individuals, including medical personnel who have been directly exposed to Ebola. Republican challenger Bruce...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Mix a pitcher of martinis Tuesday evening to fortify yourself against the torrent of election returns painting a pointillist portrait of the nation's mind. Before you become too mellow to care, consider some indexes of our civic tendencies.
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:32 PM
With Election Day fast approaching, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is seeking to inoculate himself against criticism he hasn’t done enough to jump start Illinois’ economy, while Republican challenger Bruce Rauner is trying to make the final week of...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 3:36 AM
With polls tight and pre-election tensions tighter, Democrat Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner are now turning to the final, furious and perhaps most critical phase of their record-setting $96 million battle for governor: GOTV.
That may sound like a...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:16 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Friday said he wanted some insiders like Democrat Bill Daley on his transition team to help identify where the “bodies are buried.”
Rauner’s decision to put Daley on his...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 6:43 PM
In the early years of his decadeslong congressional career, Philip Crane was a key figure in the fledgling conservative movement that became a standard of American politics.
In the 1970s, the Illinois congressman's home in McLean, Va., was the meeting...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Presidents from Harry Truman to Bill Clinton have turned to foreign policy in their final months in office when their domestic agendas have been stymied. For Barack Obama, that overseas pivot may offer little relief.
As he landed in Beijing on Monday...