| Nov 6, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Following tens of millions of dollars in merciless attack ads, Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Thursday emphasized the terms “compassion” and “competitiveness” to describe his vision of Illinois as he unveiled a diverse,...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:16 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Friday said he wanted some insiders like Democrat Bill Daley on his transition team to help identify where the “bodies are buried.”
Rauner’s decision to put Daley on his...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Here's a prediction on which you can bet the house: Democrats will control the General Assembly after the Nov. 4 election.
It's a mathematical certainty in the Senate. Democrats hold a 40-19 majority, and only seven seats are contested. If Republicans...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 1:08 PM
What makes you on the Editorial Board of the Chicago Tribune think that House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton are not going to treat Bruce Rauner if he should win the office of governor as “an irrelevant bystander,”...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner is broadening his attacks on Gov. Pat Quinn to accuse the Democrat of “abuse, neglect (and) tragic mismanagement” in the deaths of children whose families had previous contact with the Illinois...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:43 PM
If you're an Illinoisan who isn't on a political payroll — meaning you won't have a fat six-figure pension like many of our public officials — you'll likely spend this last month before the Illinois governor's election in deep contemplation....
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Not to make too much of a reader's minor error, but this paragraph in a recent email to me sums up the Illinois governor's race perfectly:
"Regardless of what we do or don't know about Vince Rauner, the fact that he's not Pat Quinn — or Michael...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:01 AM
As a member of generation X, I want to thank John McCarron's "A boomer's advice for millenials" for being one of few public pieces to acknowledge how the American dream has been scarred, or, as he softly calls it, "leaving a few bills to pay."
| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:11 AM
SPRINGFIELD—Gov. Pat Quinn's administration said Friday that 103 workers at the state transportation agency who were hired over the last decade through a process the state's top watchdog determined was tied to politics will keep their jobs.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Two federal appellate courts on Tuesday handed down conflicting rulings on whether the government can subsidize health insurance premiums for millions of Americans who live in states that rely on the new federal health insurance marketplace to enroll in...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:14 AM
A longtime ally of House Speaker Michael Madigan is trying to thwart efforts to ask voters whether to impose term limits on lawmakers and curb some of the politics in drawing new legislative district boundaries before the two proposed constitutional...