| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Bill Daley might want no part of running for governor, but he’s standing by his parting shots at Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, saying it’s his “honest” assessment that the governor won’t win re-election next year.
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Top Illinois Democrats on Thursday used the completion of two major transportation projects to contrast what they say is Chicago's progress against the partisan gridlock of Washington that left the federal government partially shut down for 16 days....
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:13 AM
Thousands of union workers, community activists and a smattering of politicians rallied Tuesday evening on the Near West Side to "take back Chicago" and send a message to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and what they dubbed his "corporate, greedy, elitist friends."...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Bill Daley abruptly ended his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor Monday, saying a lifetime in politics had not prepared him for the “enormity” of his first run for office and the challenge of leading the state through difficult...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 7:51 PM
State Sen. Bill Brady, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, said voters have grown weary of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's populist actions and want a leader who will "deal with reality."
Brady, a Bloomington Republican who lost the 2010...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Longtime Democrat Rahm Emanuel had tough words today for congressional Republicans he contended have created the federal government shutdown by allowing a minority in their party to “hold the country hostage.”
Speaking at a news conference...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:22 AM
Less than two years after getting out of federal prison where he served time for a public corruption conviction, former West Side alderman Isaac "Ike" Carothers is attempting a political comeback.
While state law bars Carothers from trying to win back a...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Dealt a loss in his attempt to wipe out lawmakers' paychecks, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will try to put the ruling on ice Friday as he attempts to kick up to the Illinois Supreme Court the legal question of whether his move was constitutional.
| Sep 24, 2013
In its final report, the Tinley Park Term Limits Commission said it cannot issue a "full recommendation" for the village to institute term limits for elected officials.
That came despite its research director's conclusion that the benefits of term...
| Sep 22, 2013
The first mass shooting of the week left me in despair.
A man with an apparently tenuous grasp on reality brought a legally purchased rifle into the Washington Navy Yard on Monday and killed a dozen people. What are you going to do?
| Sep 22, 2013
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, ruler of the murder capital of the United States, would often open his news conferences with a wisecrack:
"Do you have questions for my answers?"
But these days, with South and West siders afraid for their lives in the...