| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:50 PM
The new $1.3 billion runway that opened at O’Hare International Airport on Thursday immediately began to provide a payoff on the long-term investment, with airlines running mostly on-time operations despite overcast skies that normally would cause...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:13 PM
WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart, a retired general from downstate Illinois, said Thursday from the House floor that his wife had gotten a call from one of her best friends, a woman he said was angry, disappointed and frightened.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The political stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing, leaving federal government functions — from informational websites, to national parks, to processing veterans' claims — in limbo from coast to coast....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Despite the virtually unlivable traffic conditions on the west side of Los Angeles, most Westside Angelenos posit that their neighborhoods are the best in the county.
This regional chauvinism cuts across all demographics and ethnicities. I once heard a...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:57 PM
WASHINGTON — A trip to Taiwan that Rep. Peter Roskam took with his wife in 2011 has been referred to the House ethics committee at the urging of an outside panel that found he may have violated House rules and federal law in accepting the $25,000-...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Transcribed from a portion of the WBEZ-FM 91.5 interview with Republican U.S. Sen Mark Kirk of Illiniois Wednesday: Alex Keefe: Senator, you mentioned the murder of Hadiya Pendleton a moment ago. It seemed like things got pretty emotional in the......
| Mar 14, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Outspoken former one-term Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, who teased his dedicated tea party supporters with the prospect of a possible run for governor in 2014, is now officially headed to radio.
Walsh released a statement today confirming that he...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:16 PM
A day after Speaker Michael Madigan pronounced the gay marriage bill 12 votes short, a group pushing the issue tried to recapture momentum by announcing support from seven Illinois Democratic congressmen --- even though they don’t get to vote in...
| Jan 25, 2013
Lyudmila Pavlichenko was a hunter.
She tracked men and she killed them. And no woman was ever better at it.
She'd hide under bushes in the snow. Or she'd find a burned-out building and watch in the gray rubble in the cold, waiting for enemy soldiers....
| Jan 3, 2013
| 8:41 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk's halting, 18-minute climb up the Capitol steps Thursday came nearly a year after a major stroke left him so incapacitated that he was in critical condition for 10 to 15 days and had difficulty keeping his balance while sitting up.
| Jan 3, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Keeping a pledge he made last spring, Sen. Mark Kirk climbed the Capitol steps on Thursday to mark his return almost a year after suffering a major stroke.
The 53-year-old Republican from Illinois was greeted by two top Democrats: Vice President Joe...