| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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...
| 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.