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  • 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...
  • Rauner's pick for comptroller not worried about possible 2016 election

     Rauner's pick for comptroller not worried about possible 2016 election
    Leslie Munger, appointed by Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner as state comptroller, awaits a possible vote by legislators Thursday on whether she'll serve for the full four years or will face an election challenge in 2016. That has been at issue since the death...
  • State plan would help nuclear plants by punishing carbon-based providers

    State plan would help nuclear plants by punishing carbon-based providers
    Illinois governmental agencies Wednesday issued a report proposing ways to prop up Exelon's ailing nuclear power plants, citing the economic and environmental impact that closing those plants could have on the state. The agencies suggested programs...
  • Let the next election for comptroller be the last

    Let the next election for comptroller be the last
    Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka's death left a void in Illinois beyond her colorful personality: She would have been sworn in Monday for her second term in the office. Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has named GOP businesswoman Leslie Munger to fill the vacancy,...
  • Former executive to serve as state comptroller, vows to be 'guardian'

    Former executive to serve as state comptroller, vows to be 'guardian'
    Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Monday picked a former corporate executive from the north suburbs to fill the comptroller’s post left vacant after the death of Judy Baar Topinka. Leslie Munger of Lincolnshire is a former executive for Helene...
  • Gov.-elect Rauner, allies back agenda with $20 million

    Gov.-elect Rauner, allies back agenda with $20 million
    Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and two key allies pumped $20 million into the Republican's campaign fund Wednesday to buttress lawmakers who follow the new chief executive's as-yet unstated agenda after he takes office in mid-January. The move is an...
  • Top Chicago business stories of 2014

     Top Chicago business stories of 2014
    The top Chicago business stories for 2014 featured some high profile breakups, from Tribune Media spinning off its legacy newspapers, to hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin spinning off his wife in a messy public divorce. A tainted-meat supplier and a...