| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Chicago’s suburbs this fall aren’t expected to be quite the congressional battleground they were two years ago, but Republicans are pushing ahead after Tuesday’s primary election as the party tries to take back three seats Democrats...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 3:28 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn pulled an end run on state lawmakers to salvage the jobs of two Cabinet members and dodge a short-term showdown with African-American and Latino lawmakers whose support he needs to win re-election this fall.
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Via Jonathan Cohn and Kevin Drum, it transpires that the House GOP majority is crafting a new healthcare "reform" program to substitute for the Affordable Care Act. It should surprise no one that the new plan incorporates two provisions that have been...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will revive Rep. Paul Ryan's lightning-rod proposals to slash the federal safety net, beef up military spending and reduce taxes for the wealthy in a budget unveiled Tuesday -- an election-year calling card that Democrats...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:46 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Although Florida's tax code is littered with hundreds of exemptions for select industries and specific businesses, lawmakers are using the rebounding economy to go bigger -- exempting everything from pool pumps to toilet seats.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Every Plainfield public school teacher will have a laptop to work with by the start of next school year.
Plainfield Community Unit School District school board members Monday approved spending $3.85 million to provide laptops for each of the district'...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Park Ridge aldermen on Monday upheld Mayor David Schmidt's veto of a new labor agreement that would have shifted some health insurance costs from the city to the employees' union and settled mutual "unfair labor practice" allegations.
Their 5-2 vote...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:08 AM
WASHINGTON — Challenged to list several questionable procedures that are commonly used in their field, America's joint surgeons came out against custom shoe inserts and two types of dietary supplements.
They also discouraged the long-term use of...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Whether we like it or not (polls say most of us do), it's time to start saving daylight again.
Depending on whom you ask, our March Madness of the "spring forward" variety was invented to conserve energy, or to make pleasant summer evenings a little...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:11 PM
Park Ridge Mayor David Schmidt vetoed a new labor agreement that would have shifted some health insurance costs from the city to the employees' union, triggering an automatic vote on March 19 to sustain or override him.
Aldermen had approved that deal...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Park Ridge residents give their city high marks for being a safe place, but many say they still feel the recent recession's ill effects and several report they don't know where to turn for help with human services.
Those are among the results of the...