| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:08 PM
A former state employee who’s suing Treasurer Dan Rutherford for political wrongdoing and sexual harassment added Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign to the case Thursday.
The Romney addition came as Edmund Michalowski refiled his lawsuit...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:57 PM
A month before the 2012 primary, state Rep. Derrick Smith was talking in his West Side political office with a trusted campaign worker about writing a letter of support for a day care in exchange for a $7,000 bribe, federal prosecutors allege.
| May 20, 2014
| 10:34 AM
The future of distracted driving has arrived with the advent of Google Glass, but an Illinois lawmaker wants to outlaw wearing it behind the wheel before drivers start trying to get directions from images hanging directly in front of their eyes.
| May 21, 2014
| 6:57 AM
SPRINGFIELD --- With less than two weeks left until adjournment, the question of making permanent an income tax increase hanging in the balance and a possible $4 billion budget gap still up in the air, lawmakers will knock off early today to play...
| May 23, 2014
| 5:53 PM
The 68th Annual La Grange Pet Parade will prominently feature two people who have worked to overcome physical disabilities.
Brody Roybal, 15, the youngest member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, will be an honorary grand...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:05 PM
If Robert Smith has his way, he one day soon will leave Simeon and the program that changed his life and the Chicago basketball scene.
For what he hopes is seven more games, the program is still his.
The 41-year-old coach of five state championship...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 3:36 PM
SPRINGFIELD — A new proposal to ban the use of cell phones while driving throughout Illinois passed the House on Friday along with two other traffic safety measures.
The proposed ban, sponsored by Rep. John D’Amico, D-Chicago, would...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn signed three road safety bills into law Monday, including two that aim to make it tougher for some teenage drivers to earn a license.
The first, dubbed "Patricia's Law," would prohibit judges from granting supervision to anyone charged in...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Ten a night—that's the number of Chicagoans pulled over for driving under the influence, on average. A total of 3,795 people were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Chicago last year, according to Chicago Police data....
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Ask any of the four Republican governor candidates why they're running, and they'll quickly tick off a list of Illinois' perceived ills under Gov. Pat Quinn and the state's Democratic legislative leadership.
Dig a bit deeper and they'll each cite the...
| Sep 1, 2013
— Timothy Brown has put hundreds of drunken drivers behind the wheel.
In the research center where he works, the drivers ingest vodka or 151-proof alcohol and get behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Malibu mounted in a metal pod about the size of a...