| Mar 6, 2015
| 4:56 PM
An ex-employee's claim that former Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford made unwanted sexual advances toward him may proceed to trial, a federal judge ruled Friday.
U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow in Chicago declared that Edmund Michalowski, whose...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 2:08 PM
Illinois is working on a plan to bring state driver's licenses up to federal security standards before new air travel restrictions kick in next year.
Currently, Illinois licenses and identification cards do not meet minimum standards mandated by the...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 4:15 PM
Chicago election officials said late Tuesday afternoon that the number of ballots cast in the city election continues to be low, but they hope a pickup in the final two hours might keep the city from experiencing record low voter turnout.
| Feb 23, 2015
| 4:45 PM
A group of young people have embarked on a journey to make their own music with the help of computer technology.
With the help of Ahren Sievers, technology librarian at Elmwood Park Public Library, over the next two weeks a group of junior high kids...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 9:28 AM
If money talks, it will have a lot to say in the new 2nd Ward come Election Day.
More than $1 million has poured into the campaign coffers of the six candidates who want to represent the ward, which cuts across 13 North Side neighborhoods stretching from...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 5:34 PM
President Barack Obama delivered a pre-election bouquet to Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday, backing his friend's bid for a second term as he announced national monument status for the Pullman historic district, a key site in America's labor and civil...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 7:46 AM
The Highland Park Historical Society is preparing to move many of its documents, photos and artifacts to the Highland Park Library to help stabilize the nonprofit's finances and improve public access to historical records.
The relocation of the...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 9:06 AM
Earlier this month I took the oath of office for my fifth and last time. I am writing to thank your readers for giving me the honor and privilege to serve as their Illinois secretary of state for a historic fifth term.
Illinoisans deserve the very best...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 4:43 PM
Larry Green, the public safety director for Metra, had some advice for anyone whose car is stuck on railroad tracks when a train is approaching, and it went beyond the obvious "get out of the car."
But Green, speaking Thursday morning to about 150...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 7:34 AM
Churches, community groups and public officials plan volunteer events and services to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Illinois.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to attend City Year Chicago's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday. The...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Over the past few weeks, students at Woodlawn Middle School in Long Grove came together and raised $3,300 for the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation. This was in memory of their classmate, 12-year-old Ethan Wolfe, who passed away unexpectedly from medical...