| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:35 PM
A week ago we explained why the race for governor of Illinois isn't only about whether incumbent Pat Quinn or challenger Bruce Rauner will be Illinois' CEO for four years. This contest also is a referendum on the future of the 67 percent personal income...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The main event in Illinois politics Monday evening was a televised debate between the top candidates for governor in the Nov. 4 election.
But the undercard — a joint appearance on public TV by the candidates for state comptroller —...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 7:12 PM
President Barack Obama on Sunday night helped launch an all-out effort by Democrats to get voters to the polls for Gov. Pat Quinn, telling thousands gathered at a South Side rally to cast their ballots when early voting starts Monday.
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Four years ago, Todd Stroger ended his hapless and costly regime as president of the Cook County Board. Toni Preckwinkle beat him in the Democratic primary and she went on to win the general election. She has kept her promise to eliminate Stroger's much-...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 5:27 PM
The latest entrant into the Chicago mayor's race said Tuesday that he hopes to knock off Rahm Emanuel by inheriting the momentum Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had started to build before a sudden illness prevented her from running....
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle recently visited the Tribune Editorial Board and delivered a dose of unexpected good news about the county's health care system: The fledgling Medicaid expansion known as CountyCare is looking healthier than it...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 8:29 AM
A crackdown on unstamped cigarette sales resulted in citations for 165 Chicago businesses over two months, the city Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection announced Thursday morning.
The "Check the Stamps" campaign came in the wake of...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked investment executive and former Cook County official Kurt Summers Jr. to be the new city treasurer Wednesday, saying it's important to quickly get the right person in place to manage municipal investments rather than waiting...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Outgoing City Treasurer Stephanie Neely on Tuesday dismissed as “kind of crazy” the criticism Republican governor challenger Bruce Rauner lobbed at Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for not picking her as his running mate.
Neely was responding to...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Voters in Cook County will find the usual sea of judicial candidates on the ballot in the Nov. 4 election. Here's the maddening thing: You'll find more than 80 candidates seeking election or retention, but you'll have few chances to affect the outcome....
| Oct 20, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Two-term City Treasurer Stephanie Neely announced Monday that she is resigning at the end of November to return to the private sector, a move that has cleared the way for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to appoint her replacement ahead of the February election....