| Oct 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
On Monday, October 27, join members of the Tribune’s Watchdog reporting team as they explain their approach to covering the ongoing red light camera story in Chicago. In a series of stories beginning in 2012, the Tribune has exposed a questionable...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Quotes from the endorsement editorials in Illinois newspapers (all but Rockford endorsed Republican Bruce Rauner).
Springfield State Journal-Register
Rauner,…told The State Journal-Register editorial board he believes the state must overhaul...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:22 PM
You don't see it in satellite photos, or from the Mississippi River gazing east. But Illinois has shrunk. If you've lived here for a while, you sense it: A place that for two centuries has been a muscular engine — a whole state of big shoulders,...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:34 PM
With Halloween approaching, the way to scare small children is to conjure up specters of witches and ghosts. Terrifying economists is easier: Just say, "Illinois."
It's been suggested that North Korea and Cuba be preserved in their present form as...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner lobbed a nonstop volley of character attacks at each other during their first face-to-face meeting in five months, a strong signal that the homestretch of the governor's race will focus on...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:36 PM
The focus on ethics and alleged ethical misdeeds in the Illinois governor’s race ramped up Wednesday as Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner launched new TV ads to attack each other.
With the campaign growing ever more...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Our candidate preference is there for all to see: We've endorsed Bruce Rauner for governor of Illinois. But in the week since we published that endorsement, we've finished absorbing a 77-page warning from the nonpartisan Civic Federation of Chicago on the...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn marched down Cermak Road where Cicero meets Berwyn, a white sash designating him grand marshal of a mushroom festival parade perched across his shoulder, but it was his celebrity sidekick who captured the crowd's attention.
"I love you,...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:07 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner are in the last days of a long, tough and close campaign, with Illinois' economic future balancing on a fiscal high wire come Tuesday.
If you don't like the frightening condition of the state's economy, there's that other...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:07 AM
There are 118 Illinois House seats on the ballot Tuesday, but for Republicans, the magic number is one.
The GOP knows it's highly unlikely it will catch a tidal wave and sweep Speaker Michael Madigan out of power. But all the House Republicans need to...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 11:34 AM
To help tens of thousands of Chicago-area Catholic school students, Cardinal Francis George has gone to Springfield, launched a $350 million fundraising campaign and just last week put the archdiocese's schools in his will.
But his 17-year tenure has...