| Mar 17, 2012
| 5:05 PM
St. Patrick’s Day has a political tradition in Chicago, and the annual downtown parade is a hot spot for politicians seeking votes.
But Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a staunch backer of hometown President Barack Obama, declined to talk politics at the...
| May 4, 2012
— Illinois voters this fall will be asked whether to make it tougher for state and local governments to sweeten public employee pensions under a measure lawmakers approved Thursday.
The proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution now goes on...
| Jun 29, 2012
Inside a conference room at Mount Sinai Hospital shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday, board members broke into an extended applause.
Elsewhere, the chief executive of Cook County's public hospital system, one of the nation's largest, said the U.S. Supreme...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn today called for more spending on education and abolishing the natural gas utility tax in his State of the State speech.
The noon address to the General Assembly, which is posted online, focuses mostly on job creation. (Tribune reporter...
| Apr 23, 2009
Here's one more irony from the downward spiral of Rod Blagojevich: The former governor, brought down by an insatiable hunger for campaign cash, could have played by tight fundraising rules and still had plenty left over to clobber rivals.