| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:58 AM
The fall campaign for Illinois governor between Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner will feature dueling brands of populism, campaign bankrolls in the tens of millions of dollars and plenty of scorched-earth attacks from...
| Mar 5, 2014
Standing amid a few dozen supporters inside an Italian restaurant in Downers Grove on a recent Thursday night, Dan Rutherford drew an analogy to explain the setbacks in his bid for governor.
"Do you all know what a manatee is?" asked Rutherford, an avid...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Three Republican governor candidates lobbed criticism at opponent Bruce Rauner today over everything from his shifting position on minimum wage, efforts to get his daughter into a Chicago prep school and willingness to spend vast amounts of his own...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:39 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A resident in the 600 block of Maple reported on Jan. 8 that someone took a snow blower from their unlocked garage.
The store manager at Jewel Foods at 411 Green Bay Road on Jan. 7 told...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:39 PM
The push to toughen state exams for Illinois grade school students triggered widespread drops in 2013 scores, with hundreds of schools in some of the state's poorest communities seeing performances plunge, test results show.
But some schools in affluent...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday named former federal prosecutors, FBI agents and judges to a seven-member panel to review objections raised by law enforcement to people who apply to carry a concealed firearm under the state’s new law.
The move is the...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 10:28 AM
The following items were taken from police reports.
A Chicago woman, 55, was charged with misdemeanor theft on Jan. 23 after she admitted to taking jewelry from a residence in the 1000 block of Ashland.
The boyfriend of a woman in the 600...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 4:56 AM
Wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has set a new record for personal funding in a campaign for Illinois governor, his out-of-pocket total hitting $6 million after he put another $1 million into his bid Monday.
The latest Rauner contribution comes...
| Nov 28, 2013
TribLocal readers have spoken! Now it's time to vote.
You nominated scores of high school athletes for TribLocal Readers' Athlete of the Month challenge for December. Now the game is going to heat up, because polls are open! You may vote once per day...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:12 PM
A union-backed political action committee that had run a month of television campaign ads critical of Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday it was ending its TV blitz against the front-runner.
But several of the public unions involved...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Officials at New Trier Township High School District 203 have named the Chicago-area firm Wight & Company as the winner of the district's recent design competition that garnered proposals for a potential $100 million renovation of the Winnetka campus....
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Ann-Margret was 16 when she and a girlfriend from New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill., first arrived in Fort Lauderdale.
“Mother and Daddy told me I could invite a friend, Holly Silvano, and Daddy drove us all down,” the movie star...