| Nov 4, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Illinois voters headed to the polls Tuesday to settle a close, contentious race for governor and decide an unusually large number of ballot questions as well as races for U.S. Senate and House, the General Assembly and the County Board.
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:04 AM
Three Illinois executive office holders declared early victories Tuesday night.
Voters favored well-known, long-serving Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Secretary of State Jesse White, both Democrats, over their rookie Republican challengers.
| Nov 26, 2014
Wednesday, Nov. 26: "JELLIES"
One of the city's most popular exhibits of the last two years, the Shedd Aquarium's "Jellies" has announced its last call for visitors. The hauntingly beautiful jellyfish will vanish in January, so there's no time like the...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 7:21 AM
As he seeks a record fifth term, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White holds a better than 3-to-1 lead over his Republican opponent, according to a Chicago Tribune poll.
White, known throughout the state for a Chicago tumbling team that bears his name,...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Robert Daly was an unlikely candidate to keep his driver's license.
The Downers Grove man was charged with drunken driving in the west suburb in 2011 under a state law that mandated a license loss for anyone arrested on DUI charges. And it was Daly's...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:39 PM
The battle for women voters in the Illinois governor race reached a new level Tuesday, as First Lady Michelle Obama led a Democratic rally for Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner blamed the governor for the deaths of child-abuse...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Quick quiz: What do the Illinois treasurer and comptroller actually do?
We won't make you read tiny upside down print at the bottom of the page to get your answers: The treasurer invests taxpayer money after it's collected but before it gets spent....
| Oct 16, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner combined to spend more than $21 million on TV and radio ads from July through September, state campaign records show.
Rauner raised and spent more than $20 million, including paying for...
| 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...