| 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...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:31 PM
While most of the hype surrounded Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's inauguration Monday, five other Illinois statewide elected officials also took the oath.
The swearing-in was routine for Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who has now held the office longer...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 3:20 PM
•A Page 1 news brief Tuesday incorrectly referred to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White as lawmakers. They are statewide elected officials.
•In an obituary Tuesday on Burton Ruby, one of his...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:05 AM
Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner heads to Springfield on Sunday to start his inaugural festivities, a series of events largely paid for by pro-business interests.
The Republican campaigned on a theme of shaking up Springfield and railed against the entrenched...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia campaigned with African-American supporters on Tuesday, releasing a list of backers heavy on union leaders and community organizers and light on elected officials.
To unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel, challengers...
| 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...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Four years ago, recently departed White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel chose the crowded gymnasium of a North Side elementary school to formally kick off what he'd been building up to for weeks: a run for mayor of Chicago.
The venue, John C....
| Dec 6, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Often criticized for perpetuating a city of haves and have-nots, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired back Saturday with his own tale of two cities — the old Chicago and new Chicago — as he kicked off his campaign for a second term.
Though he stuck with...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:57 PM
A politically connected businessman already twice convicted of fraud pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in financing on luxury car leases at his now-defunct suburban leasing agency.
Marc Zaransky, 51, faces up to about...