| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:46 AM
State Sen. Kirk Dillard made official today his second consecutive bid for the Republican nomination for governor, blasting Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn for what he called a lack of leadership on key issues.
Speaking outside the Lakeview home where he...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Former federal prosecutor Patrick Collins will not be conducting an independent probe of the ousted Metra CEO's allegations of patronage attempts and other improprieties at the agency, officials announced this morning.
Late Sunday, Perkins Coie,...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:15 PM
Hazel Ruth Garlitz, 84, of Salisbury, died Tuesday, July 10, 2013 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Born Oct. 12, 1928, in Salisbury, she was the daughter of the late Samuel C. and Mable J. Showalter. She was also preceded in death by her...
| Jun 27, 2013
Surely the U.S. Supreme Court didn't wait for gay pride week to chop the Defense of Marriage Act into bits.
It just worked out that way.
The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that defining marriage as an institution between a man and a woman was...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Lake Forest city officials recently tabled an ordinance regulating assault weapons after some called the proposal unconstitutional, an infringement on Second Amendment rights and inconsistent with statewide control efforts.
"My personal feeling is...
| Jun 23, 2013
Metra's board spent about 10 months screening 40 candidates during a nationwide search before selecting Los Angeles native Alex Clifford to be the commuter rail agency's CEO in February 2011.
On Friday, after several months of closed-door negotiations...
| Jul 10, 2013
Gary Dailey is a hero.
You can say he acted rashly, even a bit recklessly on the night of July 4 when he decided, on the spur of the moment, to chase an 18-year-old man who police say had just snatched an iPhone from the hands of a woman...
| Jul 8, 2013
The June 7 editorial "The next Illinois tax hike" is another attempt to mislead the public about the real causes of Illinois' revenue problems. While I agree that the current General Assembly as a group has done little to deal with the pension crisis,...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Illinois added another player from the Class of 2014 on Monday when Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin receiver Malik Turner orally committed to head coach Tim Beckman and the Illini.
Turner is the seventh commitment in the class for the Illini, and the...
| Jul 3, 2013
This Thursday we will once again celebrate our time-honored freedom. In the summer of 1776, it became clear to our Founding Fathers that certain basic rights originating from God alone were being suppressed.
Freedom has never come without a great cost....
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Naperville police collared more motorists suspected of drunken driving in 2012 than any other Chicago suburb for the third straight year, according to an annual survey by the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists.
Itasca, meanwhile, had the highest DUI...