| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade was a “Who’s Who” for the civic-minded, and the participating organizations cut across every age demographic — from the tykes populating local preschools to the Jewish Veterans of Foreign...