| Mar 9, 2012
| 3:44 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn joined U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill, today to finalize an agreement that will allow Illinois to receive roughly $2 million a year in federal funding to help restore and protect the Lake Michigan shoreline.
The Illinois Coastal...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 11:25 AM
Pumpkins For A Cure (PFAC), a non-profit organization, will host their seventh annual pumpkin drive to benefit The Zellmer Childhood Disease Foundation (ZCDF). Now in its seventh year, this public event will take place Saturday & Saturday, October 1st and...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 3:52 PM
I think all of us who were around in 2006, when the Tribune embarked on the Teens at the Wheel project, appreciate how important the issue of teen driving is.
And, I like to think that our year-long emphasis on the topic and all the related issues gave...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 12:50 PM
A Boca Raton firm was banned from selling securities after the Financial Industry Regulation Authority found it had engaged in unauthorized trading, kept inaccurate books and even participated in a "fraudulent scheme," according to FINRA records.
| Apr 7, 2012
| 1:43 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois House panel investigating a Chicago lawmaker accused of bribery is holding off on hearings next week because of the potential for more activity in federal court.
The latest developments in the case of Rep. Derrick Smith, D-...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 2:33 PM
West Side Democratic leaders on Friday picked Chicago police officer Eddie Winters to fill the seat vacated by former Rep. Derrick Smith, who was kicked out of office over a federal bribery charge by his Illinois House colleagues last week.
| Jul 23, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Drivers who illegally use handicap parking plates and decals soon will face stricter fines and penalties under legislation Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law today.
Starting Jan. 1, fines for unauthorized use of placards for people with disabilities will...
| Apr 15, 2012
Julie Gorczynski was getting a ride after her shift at a suburban movie theater when a Mazda smashed into the passenger's side of her friend's Jeep, rolling the vehicle and killing the 17-year-old.
Orland Park police determined the Mazda was going at...
| May 9, 2007
Trying to make the streets safer for teenagers, legislators advanced bills Tuesday that would make Illinois one of the toughest in the nation when it comes to licensing young drivers and take driving rights away if teens are caught drinking or...
| Dec 11, 2008
The possible scenarios:
He quits | | He's removed | He stays | Special election
Who has called for resignation:
•President-elect Barack Obama (D)
•U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D)
| May 24, 2007
Without a single dissenting vote, the Illinois House on Wednesday sent to the governor one of the nation's toughest sets of teen driving restrictions -- including a tripling of the duration of the learner's permit phase -- in a package experts say...