| Mar 22, 2015
| 11:49 AM
More than two months after taking the reins of one of the nation's most immigrant-friendly states, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has offered mixed signals about his stance on immigration.
He's publicly backed "comprehensive reform" and tells stories of...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 2:02 PM
Putting election-year hostilities behind them, gay rights advocates said they emerged from a meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner with a pledge the Republican will strictly enforce anti-discrimination laws and hope that he'll also support their top...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 5:02 PM
South Elgin has wanted to revamp a park near the Fox River since 2011. Word that it would receive a $400,000 state grant to help with the $1.1 million price tag led to breaking ground on the project in September.
The Des Plaines Park District was told...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 7:53 PM
A medical marijuana license will remain in limbo, while lawyers will get their first look at some of Illinois' secret applications to grow the drug, after two court rulings Thursday.
The Illinois Appellate Court and Cook County Circuit Court both...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 1:43 PM
Medical marijuana shops could bypass Franklin Park, if an early ranking by the state of Illinois holds true.
That’s based on how ex-Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration medical marijuana dispensary applicants, which was revealed in a list...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 11:27 AM
To the writer who thinks that Tinley Park officials need vision and hearing, perhaps he has not bothered to check on the dozens of businesses that Tinley Park officials had the vision to attract to the village last year. Every village has some...
| Feb 3, 2015
Instead of giving our children a free college education. Maybe, we should start teaching them to pay for things first. Do not expect everything to be given to you. There is no free lunch.
Frederick Douglas said, "It is easier to build...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 1:58 PM
Rauner shows true self
Our new governor disparaged his predecessor incessantly during the campaign about Pat Quinn's supposed disconnect with the common people, while he is a multimillionaire.
Now, Bruce Rauner has started his term in the monarchial...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:36 AM
In a sign of demographic and political shifts that have swept Chicago, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia brought his mayoral campaign the other day to a steel plant in Bridgeport, the ancestral home of the Daley clan and once ground zero for the clout of white ethnics....
| Mar 11, 2015
| 9:47 PM
A would-be medical marijuana grower has filed suit against Illinois regulators and a competitor, charging that the state failed to follow its own rules in awarding a license to grow the drug.
This is at least the third such lawsuit challenging the...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 2:51 PM
Forget the measles outbreak. A more devastating medical condition is winding its way through the Capitol in Springfield. It's called amnesia.
The symptoms began to manifest last week when Senate Democrats advanced legislation to pay for a child care...