| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn conceded Wednesday afternoon to Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, a day after the most expensive and bitter contest for chief executive in Illinois history.
"It's clear that we do not have enough votes to win the election,"...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Bruce Rauner moved forward Wednesday with plans to become Illinois' 42nd governor by selecting his running mate to lead his transition team, as Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn acknowledged he could not overcome a significant vote deficit.
A day after voting...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Last Sunday in these pages, under the headline "Why I'm voting for Bruce Rauner," my colleague Steve Chapman explained why he favors the Republican challenger in next week's gubernatorial election.
Today, in response, I'll explain why I favor...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Shall we judge Gary Shapiro by the sleazy company he's kept in Chicago?
Over here we have Joey "The Clown" Lombardo, James Marcello and Frank Calabrese Sr., all top mobsters sentenced to life for some of the Chicago Outfit's most notorious murders and...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 10:02 AM
The CTA is cracking down on fraud involving free-ride and reduced-fare Ventra cards, a problem fueled by schemes and illegal card-sharing that costs the agency millions of dollars a year, officials announced Wednesday.
Newly implemented rail station...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:06 PM
This afternoon I was assigned to photograph Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich as he arrived at O'Hare International Airport days before taking over as archbishop of Chicago from Cardinal Francis George.
When I arrived at the airport I immediately saw...
| 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...