| 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 9, 2012
| 5:56 PM
As President Barack Obama presses forward with his signature health care law, his fellow Illinois Democrats running state government have waited more than a year to win federal approval for a new plan to fight fraud in the health program for 2.7 million...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 2:59 PM
With the state’s primary election less than three weeks away, just how much Illinois will be in play in the Republican presidential contest could depend upon next week’s Super Tuesday contests.
Mitt Romney’s twin primary victories in...
| May 1, 2012
| 2:16 PM
A panel of Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Tuesday recommended against Gov. Pat Quinn’s plan to close six state facilities, including the state’s only super-maximum prison in downstate Tamms.
The governor proposed closing the sites...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 8:12 AM
If you're looking to add the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and flowers to your dinner table, look no further than in your own backyard. Don't see a farmers market near your town listed below?
Check out the Illinois Department of...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 5:16 PM
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio headlined a suburban fundraiser on Friday, helping raise money for a Republican legal challenge to the state's new Democratic-drawn congressional map that could reverse the GOP’s gains in last year’s...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 4:32 AM
In the Chicago Tribune's investigation of high school driver's ed fleets with Cars.com, some scored quite well, while others delivered embarrassing results in terms of safety. Below we break down the best and worst fleets. If you're not familiar with........
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:32 PM
From our story today on the agreement between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union to hire nearly 500 new teachers to work in the longer school day: (Mayor Rahm) Emanuel could not say where that money will......
| Jun 15, 2011
| 11:56 AM
Backed by top leaders of the Republican Party, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that he will seek a full four-year term in 2012.
Berlin, of Clarendon Hills, was appointed state’s attorney last December to replace...
| Nov 12, 2010
Eight of 10 public high school juniors in Illinois weren't considered ready for college classes in all subjects based on ACT testing last spring -- and many students missed the mark even at posh suburban Chicago schools that graduate some of the state's...