| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:31 PM
The Illinois Republican governor’s race is tightening, with Bruce Rauner leading and Kirk Dillard surging as the candidates head into the final days of the campaign trying to peel away support from rivals and recruit undecided voters into their...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Chicago rapper Chief Keef got permission from a Cook County judge Friday to enter a private drug treatment facility out of state after the rapper tested positive for marijuana, officials said.
Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, was in court again at...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:16 PM
SPRINGFIELD — A re-election seeking Gov. Pat Quinn used his State of the State speech Wednesday to declare that Illinois is “making a comeback” under his leadership and unveil a modest agenda of spending more on early childhood...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:59 PM
The following items were taken from police reports.
Files were reported stolen from a home in the 1200 block of Illinois on Jan. 21.
Tires were reported slashed on a vehicle parked in the 1400 block Elmwood on Feb. 12
Two parents got into...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:22 AM
For Gov. Pat Quinn, putting pen to paper on a bill to salvage the nation's worst-funded state employee pension system will be a signature moment both literally and politically.
More than two years of the governor's repeated calls for action on the...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:44 AM
Winnetka venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has jumped out to a big lead in the Republican race for governor after spending millions of dollars on television ads to introduce himself to Illinois voters, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll found.
The survey showed...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Heading into next month's primary election, Republicans in Illinois are more unified on pocketbook concerns but remain divided on social issues — a split accentuated along geographic and ideological lines.
Republicans don't agree on same-sex...
| 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...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:09 AM
After four years of planning and tweaking, the Winnetka Village Council has created an administrative adjudication process which should make it a lot easier for people who want to fight parking tickets or citations for minor offenses in Winnetka.
| Jan 7, 2014
With Winnetka officials expected to hire a firm this month to design a tunnel under Willow Road to discharge stormwater into Lake Michigan, three environmental advocacy organizations recently have expressed concerns that the $34.4 million project might...
| Jan 30, 2014
At first glance, the exuberant pack of New Trier High School students queued up on a recent January morning appeared to be anticipating a coveted prize — perhaps a pair of Imagine Dragons concert tickets, or at the very least, a free pizza.
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Old Man Marley’s house from “Home Alone” has come on the market in Winnetka, Ill., at $3.1 million.
The wood-shingled behemoth, with 6,863 square feet of living space, sits on about three-quarters of a snow-covered acre.