| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:11 PM
The state's Democratic dysfunction spilled into the courts Tuesday as Illinois' two top legislative leaders filed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to withhold lawmakers' paychecks until they send him a measure to overhaul the highly...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:35 AM
State Rep. Deb Mell said Thursday she officially entered the running to succeed her father, Richard Mell, as alderman, making her a favorite to continue 37 years of Mell family representation in the 33rd Ward.
Mell, who filed her online application with...
| Jul 4, 2013
Chicago political legends have always been part chess master, part dynasty builder, part street muscle and part colorful scamp, qualities that perfectly define the storied career of Dick Mell, who on Wednesday announced his retirement after nearly four...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Where do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that......
| Nov 28, 2012
| 11:29 AM
The Illinois House today voted to give Mayor Rahm Emanuel's education team another four months to come up with a list of school closings.
The Senate then passed its own bill, but the two chambers must pass the same actual legislation before it can...
| May 31, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Posted by Ray Long and Rick Pearson at 12:47 p.m.; last updated at 6:29 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois Senate today approved a major gambling expansion that includes a Chicago casino, slot machines at horse racing tracks and Chicago's two......