| Nov 30, 2010
Spurred by growing concerns about the federal deficit, plans to curb Medicare spending are proliferating -- setting the stage for potentially bruising battles between seniors? advocates and budget cutters.
The proposals, put forth by members of...
| Aug 6, 2011
Prices at the fuel pump putting a crimp into your getaway plans? Leave your gas guzzler in the garage and take a close-to-home minivacation by train and bike.
The McHenry County Prairie Trail passes within blocks of the downtown Metra station in...
| May 13, 2011
| 3:12 PM
May 28-29: Mackinaw Music and International Wine & Beer Fest, Mackinaw. Wine and beer tasting, along with a variety of musical entertainment at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard. Fee applies; 309-359-9463; tinyurl.com/3gofqou. Miles from Chicago: 160...
| May 6, 2011
Traditionally, spring is when prospective homebuyers come out of hibernation and begin the hunt for their next residence. But with the economy still in flux, budget battles raging in Washington and a housing market on shaky ground, many house hunters...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 10:10 AM
SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois Senate won’t vote today on a measure pushed by Gov. Pat Quinn to limit collective bargaining rights for thousands of state workers.
The Democratic governor had hoped for a vote while legislators were in Springfield this...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn today defended his efforts to limit collective bargaining rights for thousands of state employees, saying his proposal is a balanced approach aimed at ensuring a separation between rank-and-file workers and upper managers.
| Jun 22, 2011
| 12:57 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- Gov. Pat Quinn today stood solidly today behind his opposition to allowing concealed weapons in Illinois even though Wisconsin is on the verge of becoming the 49th state with some form of such a law.
“We must ensure the safety of...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 9:42 AM
The names of licensed gun owners in Illinois will remain private under a measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law today.
The governor approved legislation to prevent Illinois State Police from releasing the names of those who hold or have applied for a...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 6:43 PM
In a move that could help clean up Chicago's chronically dirty air, the Obama administration on Thursday brokered a legal deal that cracks down on some of the biggest sources of pollution along the southern shore of Lake Michigan.
As part of the...
| Aug 28, 2011
Introduced in the 1990s welfare-to-work initiative, payments for child care subsidies now far outnumber the amount spent on traditional public aid.
Under the program, states get federal money to give out to poor parents trying to work or go to school....
| Jul 11, 2011
While on vacation in northern Wisconsin, residents there said they once experienced an inland hurricane. Is there such a thing?
Other than a hurricane that has moved onshore and is dissipating, there is no...