| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday labeled his Republican opponent Bruce Rauner a “saboteur” who worked to block overhauls of state and city government worker pension systems but failed to present his own solutions.
The Democratic governor’...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Illinois Republican chairman Jack Dorgan, who took over during one of the organization’s most tumultuous times last year, said today he will not seek election for a full term to the post.
Instead, Dorgan said he will back as his successor Cook...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Chicago and Cook County Democrats raced Wednesday to put in place more comprehensive bans on semi-automatic assault weapons — with the county going a step further by enacting perhaps the toughest child-safety lock measure in Illinois.
| Jun 30, 2013
One is a labor lawyer. Another heads a company that sells firefighting equipment. One runs a construction company.
Of the 11, only five have held elective office. And just one has any railroad experience.
They are the board of directors of Metra,...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 1:16 PM
Democratic Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle faced criticism today after floating the idea of taxing guns and bullets to help balance the budget.
Commissioner Timothy Schneider said he’s worried such a tax would do little other than hurt...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 5:22 AM
— Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday said former President Ronald Reagan deserves "a special place in hell" for his role in the war on drugs, but later she regretted what she called her "inflammatory" remark.
The comment from...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Taxpayers unhappy with their 2011 property tax assessment can learn about how to appeal at an upcoming seminar. Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan …...
| Jun 9, 2010
Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder paused for a long moment before finishing her suggestion about what Cook County can do with its recently announced plan to use red-light cameras to ticket suburban drivers.
"Cook County can just take their cameras,"...