| Apr 20, 2015
| 3:19 AM
As the Easter holiday weekend loomed, Gov. Bruce Rauner quietly trimmed $26 million from the state budget, including cuts in funding to bury the poor, help people with autism and aid smokers who want to quit.
In the two weeks since, the move has...
| 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...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Public officials on Friday reacted angrily to an ongoing Tribune investigation that found juvenile state wards were assaulted and sexually abused at government-funded residential treatment centers throughout Illinois.
Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner, state...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:35 AM
The interim director of the state's Department of Children and Family Services, which has had four leaders in six months, on Tuesday received Gov. Pat Quinn's nomination to continue heading the agency.
Bobbie M. Gregg, who has been the interim...
| Jan 31, 2012
Where do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that......