| Nov 29, 2011
| 1:01 PM
The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed former Chicago Ald. Freddrenna Lyle as a Cook County Circuit Court judge to fill a vacancy.
Lyle, the former 6th Ward alderman, will serve until next year’s elections determine a replacement for Judge...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 9:46 AM
Former Mayor Richard Daley's security detail has been reduced to three police officers, two of whom will be on call to transport former first lady Maggie Daley to and from doctor appointments and the hospital, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today.
| Sep 19, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton today said he’s open to reducing the number of gaming positions in the gambling expansion lawmakers passed this spring in the hopes it would address Gov. Pat Quinn’s concerns that the bill is “top...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 2:19 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday made his first public appearance since returning from China and said he plans to detail proposed changes to a major gambling expansion later this month.
The governor remained tight-lipped about what exactly he wants from...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 9:48 AM
Hundreds of candidates for the state legislature, countywide offices and Chicago ward committeeman began filing today for the March 20 primary.
In Springfield, the line stretched from the door of the State Board of Elections for more than a block, a...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:14 PM
Dozens of contenders for Illinois' 18 newly drawn congressional districts filed candidacy paperwork on opening day Friday, setting the stage for potentially contentious contests in the March 20 primary.
The first-day filers included 12-year Republican...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 2:11 PM
The state of Illinois is teaming with Cook County on a trial program in which a loan fund will be created to buy vacant foreclosed homes, renovate them and resell them to home buyers at low interest rates.
Six suburbs will take part: Berwyn, Chicago...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 9:50 AM
SPRINGFIELD--The Illinois House opened a special investigation today into a Chicago Democrat charged in federal court with taking a cash bribe.
But Rep. Derrick Smith, a West Side Democrat, didn't show up.
Smith faces the first House probe since then-...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 8:07 PM
Propelled by support from top Democrats including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis easily won the party’s nomination for a 10-year term on the high court Tuesday, topping her two closest challengers by...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 6:11 PM
Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown has opened up a big lead tonight against Chicago Ald. Ricardo Munoz in the Democratic primary.
Brown had 66 percent of the vote while Munoz had 34 percent, with 72 percent of the precincts counted....
| Aug 2, 2011
| 9:02 AM
Cook County’s bid to transform Oak Forest Hospital into a regional outpatient clinic should be denied, according to a staff report issued today to the state’s hospital planning board.
It’s the second time the hospital board staff has...