| Oct 19, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Help feral cats survive
The feral cat's life is full of hardships. Its life expectancy is only two years. It often deals with starvation, disease, predators and traffic, which take a heavy toll.
Cats become feral due to human neglect. Reducing the...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Quick quiz: What do the Illinois treasurer and comptroller actually do?
We won't make you read tiny upside down print at the bottom of the page to get your answers: The treasurer invests taxpayer money after it's collected but before it gets spent....
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Like my fellow Floridians, I have been sucked into a stinking morass of gubernatorial campaign mud. Recent polls reflect that Charlie Crist and Rick Scott have accomplished their cynical goals: Thanks to their overwhelmingly negative campaign messages,...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 8:50 AM
For the first time, a new poll is reporting Sen. Mark Warner's lead over GOP challenger Ed Gillespie stands in the single digits -- 9 percentage points, to be exact, accoding to the new Quinnipiac University poll.
The poll shows Warner winning 48...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:35 PM
For the first time, a new poll is reporting that Sen. Mark Warner's lead over GOP challenger Ed Gillespie stands in the single digits — 9 percentage points, to be exact, according to the new Quinnipiac University poll.
The poll shows Warner...
| Oct 12, 2014
When Pam Bondi became Florida's first female attorney general in January 2011, some who had known her as a prosecutor in Tampa had hopes she would be a real problem-solver, not a partisan ideologue. Those hopes faded quickly.
Just two months later, as a...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:11 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida voters remain narrowly divided over who deserves to be governor. But a majority seems to agree neither Republican Gov. Rick Scott nor Democratic challenger Charlie Crist deserve their trust.
A Quinnipiac University poll released...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:48 PM
The two major governor candidates sparred over jobs numbers Thursday, as Gov. Pat Quinn touted Illinois' lowest unemployment rate since he took office in 2009 while Republican challenger Bruce Rauner maintained the Democrat still isn’t doing...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Everyone knew Del. Tom Rust's bill was going to die, just as they knew the House of Delegates debate on Medicaid expansion last week wasn't going to convince a staunchly opposed Republican majority to change its mind.
But they went through the...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
While Democrats are at risk of losing control of the U.S. Senate this year, Illinois' Sen. Dick Durbin holds a comfortable lead over Republican rival Jim Oberweis, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll.
The survey of registered voters found that 55...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says the middle class needs help. He supports raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, closing the pay gap between men and women and stopping major corporations from reincorporating overseas to reduce their taxes....