| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, appearing today alongside Chicago Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez, said the terrorism events at the Boston Marathon last week have not and should not deter work on immigration reform.
After an appearance at the City...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he still hasn't decided whether to endorse the demolition of the old Prentice Women's Hospital, even though the alderman who represents the area that includes the building said he's leaning toward supporting knocking it down....
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 12:44 PM
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said today he's hopeful the downgrade of the nation’s credit rating by Standard & Poor’s will become a “wake-up call” for bipartisanship in Washington after weeks of gridlock.
The number two Democrat in the...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Illinois House Republican leader Tom Cross said Wednesday that he’d try to cut back the state’s recent corporate income tax hike, but Democrats aren’t interested.
But Democratic Senate President John Cullerton has expressed an...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 3:00 PM
Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on Monday said she fears what will happen in Illinois should the nation slip back into recession, warning the state’s finances are so bad there’s nothing to fall back on.
The veteran Republican statewide...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza said Monday her office has begun cross-checking Illinois secretary of state car registration information to crackdown on city sticker scofflaws.
“I think that’s just such low hanging fruit, that’s...