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  • Saving Catholic schools has been Cardinal George's personal cause

     Saving Catholic schools has been Cardinal George's personal cause
    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...
  • Bruce Rauner keeps blame game campaign theme in office

    Bruce Rauner keeps blame game campaign theme in office
    Only hours after he was sworn in, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner demonstrated that his blame-the-past campaign theme didn't end Nov. 4 but will be the dominant early message as he settles in as Illinois' chief executive. From the inaugural speech he...
  • Gov. Quinn says post-Blagojevich stability his greatest accomplishment

     Gov. Quinn says post-Blagojevich stability his greatest accomplishment
    As Gov. Pat Quinn prepares to leave the state's top job, he's worried about Illinois losing a prominent progressive voice and suggested his legacy is not defined by an electoral defeat, but his effort to stabilize Illinois at one of the lowest points in...
  • Scott Stantis Cartoon caption Contest for January 14: Winner, Runners-up and Blog Extras

    Scott Stantis Cartoon caption Contest for January 14: Winner, Runners-up and Blog Extras
    Winner: "Did Pat Quinn take the bathroom key?" - Steve Spanola, Wheaton  Runners up: 1st: "We've been Quinned." - Don Farrell, Glenview 2nd: "Drat. He took the operating instructions." - Mike Engle, Chicago 3rd: "Mr. Governor, you'll have to ask...
  • GOP lawmaker proposes statewide ban on red light cameras

    GOP lawmaker proposes statewide ban on red light cameras
    A Republican state lawmaker filed legislation to outlaw traffic enforcement cameras statewide in the wake of a Tribune investigation into Chicago's controversial red light program, but it faces an uncertain future in a legislature controlled by Mayor Rahm...
  • Rauner spends 1st full day as governor on ethics, reversal of Quinn actions

    Rauner spends 1st full day as governor on ethics, reversal of Quinn actions
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner spent his first full day in office Tuesday vowing to overturn a series of moves Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn made on his way out the door, accusing his predecessor of engaging in "inappropriate" political hiring and appointments....
  • Quinn lays political traps for Rauner on way out the door

    Quinn lays political traps for Rauner on way out the door
    In an eleventh-hour flurry Monday in Chicago, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed a few final bills into law, appointed friends to ceremonial posts and laid a series of political traps for incoming Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Quinn also maintained his...
  • Red light camera figure wants trial moved to Las Vegas

    Red light camera figure wants trial moved to Las Vegas
    Where can a former Chicago transportation official embroiled in one of the biggest bribery scandals ever to hit City Hall go to get a fair trial? How about Las Vegas? That's where the man at the center of the controversy, John Bills, wants his trial...
  • Illinois lawmakers quickly approve special comptroller election in 2016

    Illinois lawmakers quickly approve special comptroller election in 2016
    Democrats gave speedy approval Thursday to a measure that would require a special election to fill part of the term left vacant after the death of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, as Republicans railed against the move as a power grab aimed at undermining...
  • What a Gov. Rauner means for Illinois

    What a Gov. Rauner means for Illinois
    And now, with a new governor ready to take his oath, all eyes in Illinois turn to Springfield. That in itself is remarkable. One party has run state government for so long that many voters could spend less time brightly wondering "What next?" than...
  • Officials: Minimum-wage hike unlikely in Lake County

    With the minimum wage debate raging across the country, state and Chicago area, Waukegan Mayor Wayne Motley said this week that he doesn't see a similar move taking shape in his community anytime soon. "I've been busier than a one-armed boxer trying to...