| May 26, 2015
| 3:25 AM
House Speaker Michael Madigan returned to the Capitol on Memorial Day and delivered a message to Gov. Bruce Rauner: Democrats are going to pass a budget that's at least $3 billion short, will keep working to find more money but reject attempts to link the...
| May 18, 2015
| 1:24 PM
Teach children to trust police
An 8-year-old boy feels that the police should have body cameras so we can see what they do. It appears that the centerpiece of his education has been that the police are not to be trusted. This extends to not being a...
| May 13, 2015
| 2:15 PM
A Tuesday zoning board meeting stretched on for nearly five hours, as residents came together to discuss PADS Lake County's plan to move 14 chronically homeless individuals into Midlothian Manor, located near Lake Zurich in unincorporated Lake County....
| May 13, 2015
| 12:15 PM
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| May 12, 2015
| 11:30 AM
I recently obtained a document distributed by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office detailing the membership lists and meeting times and locations of the secret state legislative "working groups."
The governor's office has insisted that not only should legislators...
| May 10, 2015
| 12:36 PM
The promotions meant to drum up interest in horse racing at 90-year-old Fairmount Park among customers more comfortable staring at an iPhone than a tip sheet are creative and constant.
Horse Hooky is designed to lure those willing to skip out of work...
| May 7, 2015
| 4:20 PM
Illinois lawmakers are trying to negotiate a deal to open a Chicago-owned casino and expand gambling elsewhere in the state, and they believe there's a clearer path for the proposal to become law than there's been in years.
Sen. Terry Link said he's...
| May 1, 2015
| 2:50 PM
Funerals are obviously Gov. Bruce Rauner's answer to the budgetary problems in Illinois.
Instead of fighting the tough problems he has in the State House and Speaker Madigan's Quagmire, he has chosen to inflict pain upon those who can't fight back. If...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 5:51 PM
A bill working its way through the Illinois General Assembly this spring would allow Zion to impose impact fees for the storage of spent fuel at the lakefront nuclear plant that shut down in 1998 and continues to undergo decommissioning.
The bill passed...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 12:38 PM
Celebrating the start of the first major aspect of a $163 million plan to upgrade facilities, the College of Lake County held a groundbreaking ceremony March 30 for its new Science and Engineering Building in Grayslake.
A three-story, 41,900-square-foot...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 2:31 PM
Court reporters and officials in Lake County Circuit Court breathed a collective sigh of relief Thursday afternoon when the Illinois Senate narrowly approved a budget fix that addressed a shortfall in funding for the courthouse duty.
Lake County's 21...