| Oct 13, 2014
| 3:21 AM
Before Illinois voters get to the main event of choosing between Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner, they'll be faced with five referendum questions asking about crime victims' rights, voting protections, a minimum wage hike, birth control and...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:50 PM
In a day of contradictory messaging, President Barack Obama on Thursday assailed income inequality and the stagnant earnings of the middle class after appearing at a $50,000-a-person Gold Coast fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn.
Obama, who returned to...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 3:58 PM
A 16-year-old boy who died in a shooting in Old Town was a member of the tumbling team coached by Secretary of State Jesse White, who remembered the teen Friday as a "highly respected and well-mannered young man."
“We lost one of our tumblers to...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 11:31 AM
A 19-year-old man on parole on a gun conviction has been charged in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy in Old Town on the Near North Side last week.
Quinton Evans and another person rode up on bicycles and opened fire with semi-automatic weapons,...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:04 AM
As students have returned to college campuses for a new school year, I want to take this opportunity to remind them of the detrimental ramifications that may result from using or possessing a fake driver’s license or identification card....
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:02 AM
PITTSBURGH — Range Resources will pay penalties totaling $4.15 million to settle violations related to six Marcellus Shale gas drilling and fracking wastewater impoundments in Washington County that caused soil and groundwater contamination.
| Sep 19, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Installing child safety seats in cars can be a frustrating experience. Finding out that nine out of ten child safety seats are not installed correctly, according to the Illinois State Police, is downright frightening.
Car accidents are the second...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Winnetka residents are invited to celebrate Independence Day on Friday at the park district's annual Fourth of July Parade and Fourthfest.
Toby Ross, the park district's recreation supervisor, said this year marks the 127th anniversary of Winnetka's...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 3:29 AM
Illinois' tough-sounding DUI statutes make one thing clear: Those arrested for drunken driving are almost guaranteed to lose their licenses for a time.
But in suburbs across the Chicago area, a Tribune analysis found a special plea deal is regularly cut...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Edith Fore.
One of these names doesn't fit in the same category with the others.
All were actresses. All are no longer with us.
Fore's name might not be nearly as recognizable or iconic as the others,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:34 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn struck a class warfare theme Wednesday during a plea to Democratic Party faithful to turn out a big vote this fall to defeat Republicans with pockets as deep as “King Midas.”
The re-election seeking Quinn...