| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:11 AM
As Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn commemorated the same-sex marriage law he signed by visiting a gay wedding ceremony Monday, Republican challenger Bruce Rauner said he’d be open to repealing it if that’s what Illinois voters wanted.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Two years ago, Republican Del. Neil Parrott and MdPetitions.com had become so adept at petitioning Maryland laws to referendum that some Democrats, Gov. Martin O'Malley included, urged the General Assembly to make it tougher to do. How foolish that...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:43 AM
The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday rescinded a controversial development agreement for one of the city’s largest projects following an outcry from the community and a successful referendum campaign.
The Hines project -- a 765,000-square-foot...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:05 PM
Following community outcry and a successful referendum campaign, the Santa Monica City Council has rescinded a controversial development agreement for one of the city's largest projects.
The Bergamot Transit Village — a 765,000-square-foot office,...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:16 AM
House Speaker Michael Madigan has teed up a proposal that would put on the November ballot an advisory referendum that would ask voters whether the state’s minimum wage should be increased to $10 an hour by Jan. 1, a move that could help drive...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:37 AM
SPRINGFIELD --- House lawmakers today advanced a proposal backed by House Speaker Michael Madigan that would put an advisory referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether the state’s minimum wage should be increased to $10 an hour.
| May 19, 2014
| 10:06 AM
Kristin Osborne, the mom who brought her 10-day-old to the National Restaurant Association trade show on Saturday, was tossed from McCormick Place straight into the jaws of a hungry, hostile public.
From the chicagotribune.com comment board:
| May 20, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving cautiously on the issue of raising the city's minimum wage, announcing the creation of a committee that will discuss the pros and cons and report back to him.
The famously hard-charging mayor doesn't need to solicit input on...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:36 AM
SPRINGFIELD --- Speaker Michael Madigan's symbolic "millionaire's tax" fall ballot question got out of the House today.
House lawmakers voted 64-46 to put on the Nov. 4 ballot an advisory question asking voters whether they support the idea of an...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday issued a veiled warning that the Kremlin won't recognize Ukraine's May 25 presidential election unless the Kiev government first submits to power-sharing talks with pro-Russia separatists in eastern...
| May 7, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he had pulled back troops from the border with Ukraine and called on Kremlin-allied separatists to delay a referendum on whether Ukraine's regions should have a greater degree of autonomy.