| Jun 2, 2013
| 6:21 PM
State Treasurer Dan Rutherford kicked off a campaign for the 2014 Republican governor nomination Sunday, touting himself as the only statewide officeholder among the GOP field.
"It's hard to win statewide as a Republican, but I can tell you what, I'm...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 1:32 PM
The state of Illinois would have to allow ordinary citizens to carry weapons under a federal appeals court ruling issued today, but the judges also gave lawmakers 180 days to put their own version of the law in place.
In a 2-1 decision that is a major...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 10:38 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called for an assault weapons ban at the state and national levels and said it was time for a "vote of conscience" in Congress following the deadly assault on schoolchildren in Connecticut.
Speaking at a Chicago Police...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:50 PM
A state inspector visiting south suburban Crestwood in 2007 had a question for one of its top water officials: How could the village have pumped out more water than it had claimed to purchase from nearby Alsip?
Certified water operator Frank Scaccia...
| Oct 30, 2012
Halloween is this Wednesday and Attorney General Lisa Madigan has a few tips to make your holiday a safe one.
Madigan is urging parents to check the state's sex offender registry before deciding where their children go treat or treating.
| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:53 PM
Chicago elections officials apologized to the hundreds of frustrated Chicago voters who were turned away from their neighborhood polling places today amid confusion and sometimes angry exchanges.
By 5 p.m. today, the elections board had fielded more than...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 10:53 AM
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to set limits for arsenic in food after every rice product tested by her office tested positive for arsenic.
Madigan warns that if rice is something you are eating...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 2:06 PM
A Rockford-area woman pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 4 years in prison today for stealing more than $1 million over six years while she worked for Schaumburg-based Wirtz Beverage.
Linda Bessert, 49, of Winnebago, was sentenced in Winnebago County...
| Mar 12, 2013
The legislative and political season looms -- and so do the figures who hold sway in those arenas. Trib Nation talked with political reporter Rick Pearson about the cast of politicians assembled in Illinois' on-going political drama...
Q: What makes...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:51 PM
An Alsip man was sentenced today to probation and ordered to write an essay about the lynching of blacks in America after he pleaded guilty to an attack two years ago in which he and two friends put a noose around the neck of an African-American teenager...
| Mar 6, 2013
For the fifth year, consumer debt complaints topped the list of concerns reported to the Illinois attorney general's office, according to a 2012 Top 10 list released Tuesday.
Complaints "ranged from problems with mortgages, debt collection agencies to...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:04 PM
President Barack Hussein Obama came to Chicago last Friday to give a speech at Hyde Park Academy on the South Side, and I went to write about it.
Technically, this was my third time seeing the president speak live after making it to election night...