| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:07 PM
White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and former Gov. Jim Thompson are asking a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit brought against them by the former head of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, arguing among other things that the First Amendment does...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:33 AM
It was the kind of runaway spending usually reserved for someone with newfound riches — a holistic retreat, a cruise, pricey restaurant tabs, flat-screen televisions and even a pair of stuffed elk heads —and former Congressman Jesse Jackson...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn today called on lawmakers to raise the minimum wage, ban assault weapons, allow online voter registration in an annual State of the State speech that sounded a lot like the launch of his 2014 re-election campaign.
| Feb 6, 2013
| 11:57 AM
D.L. Hughley has been keeping a close eye on Chicago. He can't help it. Besides being one of his three favorite cities in the U.S., it's also often in the news, unfortunately, because of its high murder rate. The controversial comedian and regular guest...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Jesse Jackson Jr.'s final act as a public official was to send a Thanksgiving eve resignation letter to the speaker of the House in which he declared that "for 17 years I have given 100 percent of my time, energy and life to public service."
| Jan 29, 2013
| 2:03 PM
SPRINGFIELD — A former commissioner of the state’s executive ethics panel got slapped with a $2,500 fine for participating in a political event — a violation of the very standards he oversaw.
Stephen Thurston’s fine was...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn has named former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.
Fitzgerald will replace first term trustee Lawrence Oliver II, according to a news release from the governor's office.
| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Springfield power broker William Cellini reported to federal prison this afternoon to begin serving a one-year sentence for his conviction in the federal Operation Board Games probe.
Cellini, 78, turned himself in at the low-security prison in Terre...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 11:58 AM
SPRINGFIELD --- A new Illinois General Assembly was sworn in today, and after the ceremony and celebrations are over, lawmakers will face a full plate of unresolved issues in the month ahead.
Democrats now have veto-proof majorities in both the House and...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 7:31 PM
After weeks of rumors and equally strenuous denials, Sandi Jackson resigned as Chicago's 7th Ward alderman Friday, the latest chapter in the stunning, scandal-laced downfall of what had been one of the city's most prominent and powerful political duos....
| Jan 16, 2013
In the political thriller “Broken City,” Mark Wahlberg plays an underdog—not exactly something new for the Oscar-nominated actor (“The Departed”) when you recall “Boogie Nights,” “Invincible,” “...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 12:02 PM
State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, long mentioned as a potential Republican candidate for governor, used the web and social media Sunday to urge supporters to sign up for a possible 2014 race for Illinois chief executive.
Rutherford’s web site asks...