| May 9, 2013
| 3:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Senate President John Cullerton today sent his version of pension reform to the House, setting up a high-profile clash with the rival plan Speaker Michael Madigan already pushed through the House.
The showdown puts more than 700,...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:20 AM
SPRINGFIELD — Senate President John Cullerton on Monday rolled out his latest proposal aimed at fixing the state's heavily indebted pension system, striking a deal with unions just days after House Speaker Michael Madigan pushed through a plan that'...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 8:07 AM
As I sit here at my computer tonight I realize I'm doing what I saw Roger Ebert do so many times before — stopping everything to crank out a deadline appreciation for an artist who has just passed on.
Only this time the artist is Roger. And I...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:43 PM
House Speaker John Boehner speaks at a Thursday press briefing on Capitol Hill. Photo credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The Sunday morning guest list: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks to Martha Raddatz on ABC's “...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Landmarks Illinois celebrated its seventh and largest fundraiser at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago on March 7, with more than 500 patrons in attendance. Leslie Hindman, John W. McCarter Jr. and Target Corp. were named "Legendary Landmarks."
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel maintained Tuesday that a pension fix overwhelmingly rejected by Chicago police sergeants remains a road map to restoring financial soundness to the city's woefully underfunded pension system.
“Every other aspect of this plan,...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 4:23 PM
A union that represents 775 staff members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign plans to start a three-day strike on Monday.
Members of the Service Employees International Union Local 73, whose duties include food service and custodial work,...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 8:18 AM
To say The Last Bison have a lot of irons in the fire is a flaming understatement. The band's major-label debut album, "Inheritance," is set for a March 5 release. A new video is in progress. On Tuesday, the band heads back out on the road.
| Feb 6, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Northern State at St. Cloud State, 7 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
Aberdeen Roncalli at Webster, 8 p.m.
Dupree at Takini
Edmunds Central vs. Eureka-Bowdle at Bowdle
| Feb 6, 2013
| 8:31 AM
If nothing else, Northwestern’s 2013 signees are punctual.
The school locked in its 19th and final member of the ’13 class at 9:42 a.m., when Californian Brett Walsh faxed in his letter of intent.
Offensive lineman Sam Coverdale was NU&...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Ezra Baker owned a farm with a front gate that opened along the pike between Boonsboro and Keedysville near the Great Cave, or what we know today as Crystal Grottoes.
The family cemetery, located on the farm, is the final resting place of his two...