| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White formally launched his bid for a record fifth term today, with the popular 79-year-old saying there's more work to be done.
White already is on track to become the longest-serving secretary of state at the...
| Jul 22, 2013
Ten million is more than just a nice round number.
For the Kane County Cougars, it represents all those who've cheered minor league baseball in Geneva since 1991 and a milestone that early skeptics would never have imagined.
The Cougars officially...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Ten a night—that's the number of Chicagoans pulled over for driving under the influence, on average. A total of 3,795 people were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Chicago last year, according to Chicago Police data....
| Sep 1, 2013
— Timothy Brown has put hundreds of drunken drivers behind the wheel.
In the research center where he works, the drivers ingest vodka or 151-proof alcohol and get behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Malibu mounted in a metal pod about the size of a...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Ask any of the four Republican governor candidates why they're running, and they'll quickly tick off a list of Illinois' perceived ills under Gov. Pat Quinn and the state's Democratic legislative leadership.
Dig a bit deeper and they'll each cite the...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn signed three road safety bills into law Monday, including two that aim to make it tougher for some teenage drivers to earn a license.
The first, dubbed "Patricia's Law," would prohibit judges from granting supervision to anyone charged in...
| Jun 25, 2013
The Fourth of July is a time to gather with friends and family to celebrate and honor the birth of our great nation. I urge everyone to celebrate safely and responsibly and above all do not drink and drive. I would like to also take this opportunity to...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 10:22 PM
Aberdeen: Cole Carlson, Lane Roettele.
Aurora: Kara Robbins.
Avon: Rachel Blaha.
Baltic: Michael Bohnenkamp.
Belle Fourche: Tucker Chytka, Jade Crago, Chet Crago, Maclyn Hauck, Brooke Howell, Bridget Howell, Carter Kudlock, Jayci Lamphere,...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 3:36 PM
SPRINGFIELD — A new proposal to ban the use of cell phones while driving throughout Illinois passed the House on Friday along with two other traffic safety measures.
The proposed ban, sponsored by Rep. John D’Amico, D-Chicago, would...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:05 PM
If Robert Smith has his way, he one day soon will leave Simeon and the program that changed his life and the Chicago basketball scene.
For what he hopes is seven more games, the program is still his.
The 41-year-old coach of five state championship...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Somebody is not telling the truth.
At issue is whether deliberate actions by state officials are letting Texas gas industry robber barons do more damage to the environment than was done by coal industry robber barons in the last century, and are...