| Aug 28, 2012
| 9:32 PM
The Illinois delegation to this week's Republican National Convention in Tampa is flogging the party's new line of "Save Illinois: Fire Madigan" merchandise — decals, buttons, hoodies, dog T-shirts, you name it. And, as it is my nature to find......
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:35 PM
SPRINGFIELD—As the nation watches the Iowa caucuses, Republican Mitt Romney became the first in Illinois to file a full slate of candidates for the March …...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:32 AM
With one metaphorical, magical swing of his gavel, Ald. Joe Moore, 49th, recently turned 96 hours into 48 hours and — zim zalla bim! — made a potential embarrassment for Mayor Rahm Emanuel disappear. Here’s the play-by-play: Several...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:35 PM
The majority of Libertyville voters who came out Tuesday agreed to pay more money in taxes in order to fix local roads, according to unofficial …...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 4:34 AM
Here's at some of the top newsmakers in the Downers Grove area in 2011: (Photos: Newsmakers of 2011) Leonidas Army Sgt. Tim and Kaydee Johannsen …...
| Mar 2, 2012
Making stretches of the Chicago River and other local waterways safer for recreation won't require a tax increase and will cost dramatically less than officials ominously predicted less than a year ago, according to documents filed Thursday by the...
| Mar 12, 2012
Like many executives running multibillion-dollar businesses, Peter Thompson adorns his office with photos of him meeting U.S. presidents. But there's one big difference: In some of them, he's a mere child.
A nephew of Richard M. Daleyand grandson of...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:46 AM
With a decisive win in the Illinois presidential primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sets his sights on the bayou where Louisiana holds the next Republican primary.
"We thank the people of Illinois for this extraordinary victory," Romney...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:29 AM
A Chicago Democratic lawmaker charged with bribery a week ago won decisively in Tuesday's primary, the first election under a newly drawn map that shook up House and Senate seats from the city to the suburbs.
Even before unofficial results rolled in,...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 8:07 PM
Propelled by support from top Democrats including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis easily won the party’s nomination for a 10-year term on the high court Tuesday, topping her two closest challengers by...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 3:11 PM
The window for filing petitions to run for Congress in Illinois’ new districts closed Tuesday with Democrats looking to take advantage of the map they drew to try to boost their numbers in Washington.
But the opportunity doesn’t come...
| Dec 29, 2011
On January 1, 2012, more than 200 new laws, covering everything from local library boards to murder, will go into effect.
Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson says some that might impact you the most include:
- Toll hike