| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner poured $3.2 million into advertising during the final three months of last year, far outraising and outspending his three rivals for the March 18 nomination, campaign disclosure reports show. The reports show...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Top Illinois legislators said today they’ve reached agreement on a plan to deal with the state’s worst-in-the-nation unfunded public pension liability and expect to vote on it next week.
Details of the measure were unclear today and its...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn is backing a review of tax breaks he and lawmakers have granted to nearly a dozen businesses the last several years, saying the state needs to take a comprehensive look at the incentives and must consider changing how much corporations...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 7:16 AM
Officials expect between 8 and 10 inches of snow to cover the Chicago area by early Sunday evening, right before dangerously low temperatures set in for the beginning of the work week.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:06 PM
A big, summertime rock show at Farm Bureau Live was announced this week. Fall Out Boy and Paramore will visit the region's biggest concert venue July 22. Tickets go on sale starting Wednesday, Jan. 15, with an early bird lawn price of $10 plus fees...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Metra trains were experiencing scattered delays during the evening commute Monday as the agency continued to warn commuters they may have longer waits because of the extreme cold.
But Metra said it still hoped there will be no cancellations or other...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:49 PM
The Norfolk State men survived a scare from Virginia Union on Friday night, as the Spartans had just enough at the end to defeat the Panthers 92-84 in a matchup of former CIAA foes at Echols Hall.
Virginia Union remained in Division II while the Spartans...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Just so we're clear what the debate is about... SB 10, The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.... Section 5. Purposes; rules of construction. This Act shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purpose, which is to......
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:55 AM
The Supreme Court opened its new session Tuesday and announced it had agreed to decide eight new cases, including a copyright dispute over the 1980 Oscar-winning film "Raging Bull" and a clash over union fees for home healthcare workers in Illinois.
| Jun 30, 2013
VICKSBURG, Miss. — The Siege of Vicksburg was all about the Mississippi River. Whoever controlled Vicksburg controlled the river, and whoever controlled the river was going to win the Civil War.
"Vicksburg is the key," said President Lincoln....
| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday to announce a $15 million loan to help the city rebuild pipelines that carry drinking water.
The 20-year loan will allow the city to replace about seven miles of pipeline and is aimed at helping speed...