| Sep 11, 2012
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney hit Lake Forest to raise $4 million for his campaign Monday night, capping a day in which he tried to seize on the teachers strike in President Barack Obama's hometown to attack his foe on education.
| Jun 24, 2011
Driving north toward Wisconsin, McHenry says you are almost there. But it is more than the roadside sunglasses hut and signs offering wintertime boat storage — it's the Wisconsin-like essence.
Fifty-five miles northwest of the Loop, this is a...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Someone must have told the Russian pairs teams they were supposed to do a historical reenactment at the World Figure Skating Championships in Nice, France.
Because all three recalled the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union with bizarre falls in Wednesday'...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 1:37 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- A judge in Springfield today ordered that Catholic Charities can keep serving foster children despite the state’s decision to eliminate their contract.
The order is temporary and a hearing will take place in August on the issue....
| Sep 3, 2012
| 1:36 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As Illinois delegates gather each morning for breakfast to hear from political motivational speakers and to get a grab bag of tchotchkes, they’re also given something else: a set of talking points to use in case they get...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 10:00 AM
A sweeping crackdown on pension abuses swiftly moved to the full Senate today as lawmakers sought to eliminate sweet deals for top union officials, including two lobbyists who lined up hefty teacher pensions after each served as substitute teachers for...
| May 8, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday took aim at the latest effort for a major gambling expansion, saying it's not a priority compared to efforts to reform the state's public employee pension system and health care program for the poor.
Quinn warned lawmakers...
| Oct 27, 2011
SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers on Wednesday advanced reform legislation aimed at thwarting lucrative pension abuses by some labor leaders.
Inspired by disclosures in Tribune/WGN-TV investigations, a key provision aims to end the practice of labor...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 2:02 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn said today he will convene a panel to examine the state’s troubled pension system and suggest changes that will prevent abuses such as those highlighted by a series of Tribune/WGN stories.
Quinn said the working group will be led...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 4:46 PM
The guest list this weekend on Sunday morning programs: ***Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor talks to CBS' “Face the Nation.” The program starts at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. The program also looks at whether Penn State can...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 4:32 PM
From CNN Election Center's exit poll of 2,408 Illinois voters: Men -- Brady 48%, Quinn 44% Women Quinn 49%, Brady 44% White -- Brady 60%; Quinn 33% African-American Quinn 90%; Brady 6% Latino: Quinn 62%; Brady 26% Seniors (65+) Brady......