| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Chicago police Officer David Harris was driving home after a late shift working some of the city’s most violent streets when a van fleeing a suburban cop plowed into his car early Friday, killing the 10 1/2-year department veteran.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:55 AM
Metra's chief officer went before state lawmakers promising that everything possible would be done to prevent a repeat of last month's service collapse and poor communication with riders.
But Executive Director Don Orseno spent much of the next two...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Metra's new boss faced an intense grilling Monday at a state hearing looking into the commuter railroad's massive failures during winter storms.
Lawmakers told Metra CEO Don Orseno that their constituents are greatly dissatisfied with Metra's recent...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:06 PM
SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan played a little role reversal Thursday, proposing to cut in half the state income tax on corporations, a move that could further frame this year’s elections along economic lines as Democrats try to...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 10:41 PM
Auto Racing--Formula One, Grand Prix of Italy, 6:30 a.m. (NBCSN); NASCAR Truck Series, Iowa 200 pole qualifying, same-day tape, 11:30 a.m. (FS1); NASCAR Truck Series, Iowa 200, 1 p.m. (FS1); Rolex Sports Car Series, 4 p.m. (FS1)...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:13 PM
A second Metra board member has resigned in the wake of the controversy over the $718,000 severance package awarded to the agency's ousted CEO and the furor over patronage allegations involving House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Paul Darley, who represented...
| Jun 26, 2013
Two state representatives are pressing Metra's board to explain why it approved a severance agreement that could pay the commuter rail agency's departed CEO as much as $740,000.
The lawmakers also criticized Metra directors for cloaking details of the...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 10:28 AM
When Metra CEO Alex Clifford asked about his chances for keeping his job, he received a bruising reply from the rail agency's board chairman, according to a memo that offers a snapshot of political clout as allegedly practiced in Illinois.
| May 30, 2013
| 4:49 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- An Illinois House panel today endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for McCormick Place expansion that includes a new DePaul basketball arena and a hotel as part of a massive bill that also featured incentives to build a Downstate...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 1:05 AM
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Missouri-Kansas City at Air Force
North Dakota at North Dakota State
Texas-Arlington at Omaha
Faith Baptist at Trinity Bible
Western State at Black Hills State
COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL
| Oct 12, 2012
| 11:23 PM
College Football--Louisville at Pittsburgh, 10 a.m. (ESPNU); Texas vs. Oklahoma, 11 a.m. (ABC); Iowa at Michigan State, 11 a.m. (ESPN); Northwestern at Minnesota, 11 a.m. (ESPN2); Alabama-Birmingham at Houston, 11 a.m. (FXSP);...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 10:22 PM
NFL Football--Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Noon (CBS); Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles, Noon (FOX); Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins, 3:25 p.m. (FOX); Green Bay Packers at Houston Texans, 7:20 p.m. (NBC)...