| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:36 PM
The focus on ethics and alleged ethical misdeeds in the Illinois governor’s race ramped up Wednesday as Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner launched new TV ads to attack each other.
With the campaign growing ever more...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:58 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday warned opponent Bruce Rauner would gut education and other social services, while the Republican challenger charged that Quinn is in a group of Chicago machine politicians who have led the state “down a bad...
| Oct 13, 2014
Armed with a new political map they drew for themselves and with President Barack Obama at the top of their ticket, Illinois Democrats ousted four Republicans from Congress in 2012. Two of those Republicans — Bob Dold in the 10th Congressional...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:24 PM
Five times in Tuesday night's hourlong gubernatorial debate — five times! — Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn accused his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner of planning to cut $4 billion from state education funding.
Rauner, in turn, reiterated a...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn marched down Cermak Road where Cicero meets Berwyn, a white sash designating him grand marshal of a mushroom festival parade perched across his shoulder, but it was his celebrity sidekick who captured the crowd's attention.
"I love you,...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Mike Lebovitz's name has helped define the stand-up comedy scene in Chicago.
Since 2007, the comic's energy and unbelievably offbeat style has etched its way into audiences minds. And unlike so many grinding away here, he knows making an impact is tough...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Quick quiz: What do the Illinois treasurer and comptroller actually do?
We won't make you read tiny upside down print at the bottom of the page to get your answers: The treasurer invests taxpayer money after it's collected but before it gets spent....
| Oct 16, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Would you be willing to get a grown man's face superimposed on a unicorn tattooed on your butt if it meant you got to see your favorite team in the World Series in person?
Humboldt Park resident and longtime Kansas City Royals fan Jeremy Scheuch isn't...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:38 PM
"It's time that Illinois' highest legal official takes an active, hands-on role in cleaning up government. That's what people expect of their leaders and elected officials. And I will not let them down."
— Lisa Madigan, candidate for attorney...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Why is the lineup of prospective GOP presidential candidates beginning to look like, well, a lineup?
Chris Christie went to campaign last week for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, putting the New Jersey governor in the company of a man who is in almost as...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:29 PM
A politically active business group representing the state's retailers said Friday it would make no endorsement in the race for governor, a move that stings worse for Republican Bruce Rauner than Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.
The Illinois Retail...