| Jul 6, 2008
Shirley Sturgill awoke early yesterday morning to what she assumed were post Independence Day fireworks. But a few seconds later, she heard another noise that made her realize that this was no celebration.
Sturgill said she heard a man screaming so...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 5:17 AM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner wouldn’t rule out taxing retirement income as part of an overhaul of Illinois’ tax system, saying he didn’t have a position on the issue during the final debate before Tuesday’s primary...
| Mar 15, 2014
The debates are over, the rubber-chicken dinners finished and the fundraising calls done. Now the Republican governor contest comes down to a get-out-the-vote ground game.
For first-time contender Bruce Rauner, the question is whether he can put...
| Mar 14, 2014
A handful of House lawmakers from Chicago and the suburbs are finding that controversial votes they cast in favor of pension reform and gay marriage last fall have resulted in strong primary election challenges this spring.
There are fewer hot...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column Is there still political life in the anti-gay marriage movement? Are union forces strong enough to win a battle with the Democratic establishment over pension reform? These questions are central to two of the most interesting...
| Mar 12, 2014
Is there still political life in the anti-gay marriage movement?
Are union forces strong enough to win a battle with the Democratic establishment over pension reform?
These questions are central to two of the most interesting races in Tuesday's...
| Mar 13, 2014
If you haven't heard: One of the Republicans running for governor of Illinois wants to shake up Springfield. His campaign is peddling "Shake Up Springfield" T-shirts, visors, fleece jackets, iPhone covers and coffee cups. He promises that, if elected, he'...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:12 PM
A union-backed political action committee that had run a month of television campaign ads critical of Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday it was ending its TV blitz against the front-runner.
But several of the public unions involved...
| Mar 10, 2014
Made wealthy by decades in the cutthroat trenches of venture capital, Bruce Rauner has never been shy about opening up his checkbook to push causes he considers dear to his heart.
Dartmouth College, his alma mater, has Rauner scholarships, a Rauner...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:31 PM
The Illinois Republican governor’s race is tightening, with Bruce Rauner leading and Kirk Dillard surging as the candidates head into the final days of the campaign trying to peel away support from rivals and recruit undecided voters into their...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Republican governor candidate Kirk Dillard, fresh from getting the backing of the state’s largest public employees’ union, found himself the target of barbs Wednesday night questioning whether he could stand up to labor if elected.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Republican governor candidate Kirk Dillard today got the endorsement of the American Federation of State, County and Muncipal Employees Council 31, firmly establishing himself as the public union’s pick against frontrunner Bruce Rauner.