| Nov 15, 2013
Illinois Republican Chairman Jack Dorgan on Thursday acknowledged a renewed divide between conservative and moderate factions of the GOP heading into next year's elections, and he likened efforts to bridge the gap to resolving differences between "the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday defended the switch to the CTA's new Ventra fare card system despite major problems with the program's rollout.
Difficulties have abounded, from riders having trouble obtaining Ventra cards to getting overcharged for...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:15 AM
The top corporate official representing the publicly maligned Ventra fare-collection system traveled to Chicago on Tuesday to apologize for “unacceptable’’ technical and customer service problems that have cost CTA riders time and money....
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:25 PM
The new $1.3 billion runway that opened at O'Hare International Airport on Thursday began paying off immediately, with the airlines running mostly on time despite overcast skies that normally would cause some flight delays, officials said.
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:05 PM
In the wake of recent school closings and teacher layoffs, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis took aim Tuesday at the two R’s of her education reform effort — racism and revenue.
Lewis, speaking to the City Club of Chicago, did not...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 9:32 PM
I’d like to wish Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez a happy first anniversary on the announcement of her Conviction Integrity Unit, a task force created to re-examine controversial cases where plausible claims of wrongful conviction...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford said Monday a decision on whether to run for the 2014 Republican nomination for governor is more a matter of when than if.
Speaking to reporters after appearing at the City Club of Chicago, the first-term treasurer said...
| Feb 12, 2013
J.B. Pritzker, the billionaire venture capitalist whose family founded the Hyatt hotel chain, called on corporations to work more closely with startups and become more familiar with the city's growing technology sector.
"By definition, startups are...
| Feb 6, 2013
I'd like to wish Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez a happy first anniversary on the announcement of her Conviction Integrity Unit, a task force created to re-examine controversial cases where plausible claims of wrongful conviction have been...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Crash fatalities declined slightly on Illinois roads in the second half of 2012 after the state began running a tally of the deaths on highway message boards, in response to an increase in deadly accidents in the previous months, the state's...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:15 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday put a finer point on a notion he's been pushing this spring: no gambling expansion will happen without comprehensive changes to fix a greatly underfunded government worker pension system.
The Democratic governor also insisted...
| May 2, 2013
| 11:39 AM
If Cubs owner Tom Ricketts actually made good on his threat to leave Wrigley Field for a more baseball-friendly neighborhood, what would be the best use of the site at Clark and Addison?
My plan? Flatten and grade it, then enclose it in cyclone fence and...