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  • New smog limits could squeeze Chicago

    New smog limits could squeeze Chicago
    Decades of efforts to curb air pollution have cut lung-damaging smog to levels far below the hazy days of the 1970s and '80s in Chicago and most other big urban areas. New cars emit dramatically less pollution than older models, gasoline and diesel...
  • Rauner puts in another $1.3 million toward governor bid

    Rauner puts in another $1.3 million toward governor bid
    Wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner added another $1.3 million of his own money to his bid for the Illinois Republican governor nomination, bringing his out of pocket total to $5 million, state disclosure reports filed Monday showed. The latest...
  • Decision day for Illinois primary election voters

    Decision day for Illinois primary election voters
    Illinois primary election day dawned Tuesday with voters getting to shape the Republican and Democratic fall tickets for contests ranging from governor and U.S. Senate down to the state legislature and county board. Polls opened across the state at 6 a....
  • Rivals play up Rauner's ties to figure in Blagojevich scandal

    Rivals play up Rauner's ties to figure in Blagojevich scandal
    Back in 1996, Atlanta-based dental insurer CompDent Corp. bought an Illinois competitor called Dental Care Plus Management Corp., a seemingly run-of-the mill business deal that would be long forgotten if it weren't now reverberating through the Republican...
  • Dance | Stevenson, Vernon Hills with strong state showings

    Dance | Stevenson, Vernon Hills with strong state showings
    Stevenson coach Kristin Piekarski has heard the naysayers, the ones who think competitive dance is more about flash and glitz and less about athleticism. But the weary looks on the exhausted but excited dancers' faces on the drive back home from last...
  • Rauner lapping GOP field -- Tribune poll

     
    This is going to rattle some dishes: Winnetka venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has jumped out to a big lead in the Republican race for governor after spending millions of dollars on television ads to introduce himself to Illinois voters, a......
  • Rauner makes U-turn on minimum wage: 'I was flippant'

    Rauner makes U-turn on minimum wage: 'I was flippant'
    Almost a month ago, Bruce Rauner pledged at a Downstate candidates’ forum that if elected governor he would slash the state’s minimum wage by $1 to make it equal to the federal rate in an effort to make Illinois more economically competitive....
  • Brady: Voters growing weary of Quinn's populist acts

    Brady: Voters growing weary of Quinn's populist acts
    State Sen. Bill Brady, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, said voters have grown weary of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's populist actions and want a leader who will "deal with reality." Brady, a Bloomington Republican who lost the 2010...
  • Biographer D.T. Max on David Foster Wallace and Chicago

     Biographer D.T. Max on  David Foster Wallace and Chicago
    David Foster Wallace was no fan of cities. He used to complain to friends that they left him riled up. Being in New York City, he once wrote to the then-fiction editor of Playboy, Alice Turner, “My whole┬ánervous system seems to be on the outside...
  • Judge hears arguments on challenge to state's same-sex marriage ban

    Judge hears arguments on challenge to state's same-sex marriage ban
    A Cook County Circuit Court judge heard oral arguments Tuesday on a motion to dismiss a challenge to Illinois' same-sex marriage ban, with attorneys sparring over ideal child-rearing circumstances and gender stereotypes, among other issues. Circuit...
  • Styx, REO to headline tornado relief concert

    Styx, REO to headline tornado relief concert
    Styx and REO Speedwagon -- two bands with long histories in Illinois rock – will join forces to play a benefit concert Dec. 4 in Bloomington, Ill., for victims of recent Downstate tornadoes. Tickets ($28, $43, $58) for Rock to the Rescue Extends a...