| 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...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Bruce Rauner's voice boomed across the beer garden at Schooner's, a blue-collar Bloomington watering hole known for its king-size pork tenderloin sandwiches that could feed a family of four.
"Look, I'm not a politician, I'm a business guy," declared...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:18 PM
If you follow politics in this crooked city of tribes, you know that Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis — the woman tough enough to back Mayor Rahm Emanuel down — has taken ill.
We're told she's been in the hospital since Sunday,...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 2:26 PM
A $1.1 trillion spending bill that Congress completed action on over the weekend will provide funding to keep Chicago-area mass transit and roadway projects moving forward, as well as expand pedestrian and bicycle safety programs, transportation officials...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:21 PM
WASHINGTON — A military retirement ceremony was held Monday at the Pentagon for Sen. Mark Kirk, the Illinois Republican who spent 23 years in the Navy Reserve, his spokeswoman said.
Kirk, who suffered a major stroke in January 2012, retired from...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:19 PM
In recent interviews and political ads, Rep. Brad Schneider has accused his Republican opponent, former Rep. Bob Dold, of voting 28 times to "repeal, defund or dismantle" the Affordable Care Act when he was in Congress.
Sitting before the Tribune...