| Feb 15, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Every four years, the admittedly peculiar adjective "gubernatorial" gets another workout in the media.
Many of us write and speak of gubernatorial candidates in the gubernatorial race preparing for gubernatorial debates and so on.
But my preliminary...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:32 PM
This is going to rattle some dishes: Winnetka venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has jumped out to a big lead in the Republican race for governor after spending millions of dollars on television ads to introduce himself to Illinois voters, a......
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON A push to boost tax credits for the working poor could see success in states this year, echoing a key proposal from the White House.
In the opening days of 2014 legislative sessions, bills that would expand or create the Earned Income Tax...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:57 AM
In a bid to secure up to $5.2 billion in federal money to help bolster the state's cash-strapped Medicaid program, Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday released a five-year restructuring plan that aims to position the program for long-term savings.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:40 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, still dogged by the uproar over a politically motivated traffic jam ordered by his office last year, said at an event in Chicago on Tuesday that he was disappointed by the “bad judgments” made by people on his...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:53 PM
As Bruce Rauner met today with embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Chicago, union-affiliated political action committees began stepping up their efforts to go after the front runner for the Illinois Republican nomination for governor.
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:37 PM
As Wilmette rolls out a new zoning ordinance this month in response to the state's medical marijuana pilot program, officials said the village's overwhelmingly residential neighborhoods make it highly unlikely a cannabis dispensary or cultivation center...
| Feb 9, 2014
As Illinois leaders began searching for ways to fix the state's underfunded public employee pension system, Gov. Pat Quinn turned to retired Judge Gino DiVito for some free advice.
DiVito told him in 2010 that pension rights for current state...
| Feb 8, 2014
The second fret had become buzzy on my vintage mandolin. Not a crisis for a person of my skill level, but since the top on my son's acoustic guitar had just developed a crack, I took both instruments to Jim Craig at Hogeye Music in Evanston last week....
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Suburb-to-suburb drivers, emergency responders and bus riders will benefit most from a new full interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) at Barrington Road in the northwest suburbs, officials said while announcing the upgrades Friday....
| Feb 6, 2014
Nothing focuses the mind like a hanging, the old saying goes. Except, that is, a proposed change in tax rates.
So it got plenty of attention last week when Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, proposed slashing by half the income tax...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The issue of broadening the state sales tax by applying it to services divided the Republican candidates for governor Tuesday.
State Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady and equity investor Bruce Rauner indicated they’d consider the idea as part of a...