| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Voters in the city that launched President Barack Obama's political career are split over whether to put tax dollars into luring his presidential library to Chicago.
Less than half of those surveyed in a Chicago Tribune poll — 47 percent —...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday sought to publicly pressure the Illinois Supreme Court to rule in favor of putting his term limit proposal on the November ballot, saying voters want a chance to weigh in on the...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Rare is the comedian who can compete with an oversize live video feed of himself, projected across the back of the stage as he performs his act. And yet when it came to Robin Williams, those pixels never stood a chance.
I remember seeing Williams play...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Plans for a celebration to rededicate Camp Kane in Langum Park in September moved forward Monday night, with St. Charles giving preliminary approval to contribute funds to the party.
Acting as a committee, the council agreed to pay up to $1,000 in...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:22 PM
The city's zoning appeals board tonight cleared the way for construction of a controversial annex for a Lincoln Park elementary school.
The board's decision came after opponents and supporters of the project sat through hours of testimony -- a...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:06 AM
The overall military drawdown has thrown a scare into some areas of the Hampton Roads economy, but a Thursday report from shipbuilding giant Huntington Ingalls Industries indicated smooth sailing for now.
Second-quarter earnings rose 75 percent compared...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Your July 24 editorial ("An unwavering focus") rightly calls for urgent, critical examination and definitive change to mental health care systems in Virginia. Thank you and keep it up. It's a tall order that demands both immediate and longer term...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 10:30 AM
When she was in 10th grade, Risa Kelemer made up her mind: She wanted to serve in the army.
The Israeli army.
A member of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Greenspring and a student at Yeshivat Rambam in Park Heights, the Baltimore native visited the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:23 PM
For the first time in 90-plus years, the Chicago Tribune is disconnected from the broadcast business.
Its corporate family has been broken up and the Tribune, the wellspring of an empire built on ideas and innovation, is no longer complemented by the TV...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Visitors to some state-run historic sites, such as Lincoln’s Tomb in Springfield, will have fewer days a week to access them starting later this year, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced Monday.
Of the state’s 56 historic...
| Aug 5, 2014
During a spring 2000 campaign stop in Hilton Head, S.C., by George W. Bush, a reporter was asked by Gene Callahan to find out whether the Republican presidential contender remembered him from their baseball management days.
"Gene-O was there?" Bush said...