| Dec 29, 2013
The most surprising news event of 2013 was the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the Web portal to Obamacare.
Yes, I'm sure the partisans who have long derided President Barack Obama for the lack of management experience in his resume will tell you...
| Dec 15, 2013
It's been about five months since police shot 95-year-old John Wrana down, with multiple shotgun beanbag rounds to the stomach, after they tased him in the nursing home.
But so far, no findings. No charges. And no one held accountable.
| May 31, 2013
| 4:11 PM
The Illinois Senate today sent a bill to Gov. Pat Quinn that will green-light Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for McCormick Place expansion that includes a new DePaul University basketball arena and a hotel.
The legislation also includes provision to...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
With the help of several Latin scholars I’ve come up with a fittingly snooty motto for this column’s annual exercise in forecasting the news: Non coniectare imprudentior esset Translation: Not to conjecture is imprudent. Inspiration: “Is...
| Jul 2, 2012
When lawmakers fled Springfield on May 31 without fixing the state's pension crisis, Gov. Pat Quinn said he would bring them back "as soon as possible" to vote on a solution.
One week. Two weeks. Three weeks. Four weeks and counting.
The leaders are...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Former state Rep. Robin Kelly easily won the special Democratic primary Tuesday night in the race to replace the disgraced Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, helped by millions of dollars in pro-gun control ads from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 4:23 AM
State Sen. Toi Hutchinson dropped out of the 2nd District special Democratic primary Sunday and endorsed ex-state Rep. Robin Kelly in the contest to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress.
The move, announced in a morning news release, shakes up the...
| Feb 18, 2013
The already volatile special election campaign to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress saw its biggest upheaval Sunday when state Sen. Toi Hutchinson dropped out and endorsed former state Rep. Robin Kelly in a move to unite against former U.S. Rep....
| Feb 11, 2013
| 1:01 PM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee has ramped up its attacks on 2nd Congressional District Democratic candidate Debbie Halvorson’s gun control views by spending hundreds of thousands of dollars more on a new TV...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 3:19 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The Democratic-led Senate delivered a Valentine’s Day victory to gay and lesbian couples today, passing legislation for the first time that would allow same-sex marriage in Illinois.
The gay marriage measure now goes to the...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 11:47 AM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee on Friday endorsed former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson in the special Democratic primary that is likely to decide the successor to former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr....
| Jan 27, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Debbie Halvorson found herself alone among leading Democratic candidates Sunday when she indicated she would not support a ban on the semiautomatic firearm used in the Sandy Hook school shooting last month.
The former one-term congresswoman from Crete...