| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:47 PM
“What day is it?”
“It's today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day,” said Pooh.
As a proud member of the “don't just do something, sit there” school of politics, I don't fret much about partisanship and...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 12:17 PM
A wealthy Burr Ridge Democrat who’d been exploring a run for Congress today suspended that effort and is backing former U.S. Rep. Bill Foster’s bid to return to Washington.
John Atkinson initially planned to challenge Democratic Southwest...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 4:05 PM
Former Republican U.S. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert and current Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan are among the political luminaries who will honor former Southwest Side Congressman William O. Lipinski on Wednesday.
| Jun 24, 2011
| 12:43 PM
UPDATED with threat of lawsuit by GOP congressmen.
Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law the state’s Democratic-drawn map of new Congressional boundaries, a plan designed to reverse Republican gains in last year’s election that is expected...
| Nov 14, 2012
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has conducted private business ventures through a little-known government office that has cost taxpayers about $1.8 million, a Tribune investigation has found.
Federal law allows former House speakers to...
| Feb 17, 2010
| 7:28 PM
Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert has plowed through about $1 million in taxpayer dollars in the last two years for an office and staff in west suburban Yorkville, thanks to a little-known perk given to ex-speakers.
Hastert, 68, a lobbyist and...