| Sep 10, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Thank you for the recent Tribune stories revealing that many drunk drivers in Illinois routinely escape significant legal penalties, highlighting yet another shameful example of municipalities that are more interested in collecting revenue than in keeping...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 4:31 PM
If you drink and drive, you pay. That's what the law says. Driving under the influence of alcohol is supposed to lead to a driver's license suspension.
But in some suburbs, particularly DuPage County, people arrested for DUI often waltz around the state...
| 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...
| 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 9, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Thousands of people turned out for the annual Bud Billiken Parade Saturday, a day to celebrate the start-up of school with dancers, marching bands, political floats and outdoor grilling.
Only this year -- for the first time that anyone could remember in...
| 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 21, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Bacon, Sports & Beer Celebration
Union Station 225 S. Canal St.
Rock your favorite jersey and feast on bacon-inspired dishes from 20 restaurants alongside samples from 25 breweries at this second annual bash. You can test your sporting skills...
| Jul 20, 2014
My first day at my first real job — a dishwasher at one of those 24-hour family restaurants on a busy thoroughfare — the manager warned me, and he'd warned other employees, to park at the back of the parking lot, out near the dumpsters....
| 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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:01 PM
A hearty "well done" to Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza for greatly simplifying and streamlining the processes of renewing Illinois driver's licenses and Chicago city stickers, respectively.
The state now...
| Jun 11, 2014
The saga of Derrick Smith has been one long exercise in mixed messages. This one's unequivocal: guilty.
A federal jury took only four hours to convict the lame-duck state representative of bribery and attempted extortion for pocketing $7,000 in exchange...