| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Illinois school districts have employed hundreds of educators to teach everything from science to special education even though they lacked proper credentials in those subjects, a Tribune investigation has found.
The assignment of teachers not...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:53 PM
The coffin gleamed white, measuring just a couple of feet.
On top, a bouquet of ferns and pink roses cascaded down.
Inside lay a baby, Mya Gianna Edwards, whom prosecutors allege was starved to death by her parents.
Light streamed onto the coffin...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s presidential effort has launched its signature drive to put him and a slate of convention nominating delegates on Illinois’ primary ballot, but the state campaign shows no prominent Republican...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 3:36 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House today approved a measure that would ask voters whether to eliminate the job of lieutenant governor, but the proposal has a long way to go before the much-maligned office would disappear.
The measure must pass the...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 12:11 PM
The budget chief for the Illinois House Republicans has been chosen to fill the vacancy left by the death of Rep. Mark Beaubien.
Kent Gaffney, 44, of Lake Barrington was chosen Thursday night by local political officials, and he said he will run for...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who assumed office after Blagojevich's impeachment, said today’s guilty verdict marks "a serious day for our state."
Quinn said Blagojevich's corruption conviction, along with that of previous Gov. George Ryan,...
| Dec 1, 2006
4:39 PM: The good news: The storm has moved out of the Chicago region, headed east. The bad news: Local temperatures are about to plunge.
"Tonight, with clearing skies and snow pack, temperatures are going to drop pretty fast," said Tim Halbach,...
| Mar 16, 2008
Cindy Bischof thought her breakup with a longtime boyfriend would go smoothly after he agreed to move out of her house. But Michael Giroux quickly turned hostile, writing up a plan to destroy her home and following through with it.
| Jul 26, 2014
The Illinois Tollway and Pace have taken a major step toward bringing more express bus service to the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, and motorists' tolls will help pay for it.
Under a partnership agreement the agencies finalized last week, the Tollway...
| Dec 12, 2012
When Madeline "Maddie" Dardanes was a varsity cheerleader at Barrington High School, she suffered a torn ligament in her knee during a routine — and tumbled into a growing statistic that is getting more attention from doctors and safety advocates,...
| Jan 4, 2011
Q: Do you need a panini maker to make a panini?
--Carol Mackey, Barrington, Ill.
A: Not at all! Panini makers simply toast/grill each side of the sandwich simultaneously (panino is the singular in Italian) while pressing it together. It's the...