| Sep 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Labor Day traditionally has marked the kickoff of the fall campaign season, but the heated race for governor between Democrat Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner has made the holiday little more than an election-year speed bump.
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:38 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn has granted 38 clemency petitions, his office announced late Friday afternoon.
The clemencies, 15 of which involved cases in Cook County, were among 124 petitions acted on by the governor. The office inherited more than 2,500 cases built...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:16 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn failed to rein in patronage abuses at the state transportation agency after replacing now-imprisoned Rod Blagojevich, and Quinn's directors repeatedly hired politically connected workers in violation of the rules, the state's top ethics...
| Aug 23, 2014
Though I've known prosecutors to try their cases in front of television cameras, Attorney General Eric Holder's visit to embattled Ferguson, Mo., left me with an especially queasy feeling.
Nearly six years ago, Patrick Fitzgerald, at the time U.S....
| Aug 24, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Republican governor challenger Bruce Rauner on Sunday lashed out at the leadership of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, saying a federal subpoena for the emails of Quinn’s former chief of staff “goes right to the heart” of the administration....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner accused Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn of being under federal investigation for corruption Thursday while the Democrat called his challenger "one of the leading outsourcers" sending jobs overseas.
The two, holding...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:52 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Governor candidate Bruce Rauner called on a boisterous Republican Day crowd at the Illinois State Fair on Thursday to help knock out Gov. Pat Quinn and the one-party Democrat rule that has run Illinois “into the ground.”...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:46 PM
A federal judge today refused to release Chicago real estate developer John Thomas on bail so he can repair and then help sell the Riverdale marina project he was convicted of looting, saying he found it "absolutely impossible to trust" that the serial...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Chicagoans could soon start seeing a new law enforcement presence in some parts of the city.
The Illinois State Police will send 40 troopers to join Chicago police as part of teams that will try to catch fugitives, Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:49 PM
To fully appreciate the unabashed cronyism that flourished at the Illinois Department of Transportation, it's helpful to look back to 2003, just after the felonious Rod Blagojevich was elected governor.
Jacob Miller, appointed by Blagojevich to head...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 3:44 PM
A bad question prompted a bad answer.
Republican challenger Bruce Rauner posed it to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn at the end of Tuesday's Tribune Editorial Board forum when each man was given the chance to directly query the other.
"Pat," Rauner began,...