| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:15 AM
For the third consecutive year, the private firm hired run the Illinois Lottery has failed to bring in the profits it promised to raise for the state, even as its parent companies continue to be paid more each year to provide games and services....
| Aug 12, 2014
| 10:22 AM
SPRINGFIELD — Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis says Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn was wrong to veto a bill that would have let big trucks go faster on interstate highways in the Chicago area.
The governor on Monday cited recent semitrailer truck...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn announced Monday that a Swedish-based industrial manufacturer will bring 80 jobs to Naperville and invest more than $18.6 million in a new, 131,000-square-foot research and development facility on the city’s north side.
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Thousands of people turned out for the annual Bud Billiken Parade Saturday, a day to celebrate the start-up of school with dancers, marching bands, political floats and outdoor grilling.
Only this year -- for the first time that anyone could remember in...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:13 PM
If our buildings reflect us as truly as a mirror, as the architect Louis Sullivan once said, the image emanating from Chicago's run-down James R. Thompson Center speaks with painful honesty about the sad state of the state of Illinois.
| Jul 31, 2014
Friday's print column You’d think licensed dispensaries for medical marijuana were all-ages opium dens from the wariness bordering on paranoia with which state and local officials are grudgingly preparing for them to open. A year ago Friday, Gov....
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Waukegan Harbor has reached a pivotal moment in its history — one that city leaders hope will revive its sagging economy — with the culmination of a 30-year, $150 million cleanup to rid the shoreline of contamination left by the city’s...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 8:23 AM
For the nearly 2,200 people shot last year in Chicago, getting to a trauma center within minutes was often their best hope of not becoming one of the city's 415 homicide victims.
But how fast they received trauma care depended on where in Chicago they...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:17 AM
A new state law signed by the governor would allow proceeds from the sale of the Tinley Park Mental Health Center to remain in Tinley and the surrounding area, Senate Democrats said in a press release.
The law, which was signed Aug. 1 by Gov. Pat Quinn,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today formally received the backing of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, which joined the Illinois Education Association in endorsing the Democratic governor over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.
The IFT’s endorsement was not a...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday signed into law three pieces of legislation aimed at improving safety of the state's water supply.
The Urban Flooding Awareness Act creates a working group of representatives from local, state and federal agencies to recommend...