As the Bears get set to host the Seattle Seahawks in their divisional playoff this Sunday, Chicagoans are starting to come together like they did when the Blackhawks glided toward hockey’s Stanley Cup last spring.The excitement brings to mind some words of a 19th century German philosopher: &l
Democrats in Springfield have approved a major tax increase. The Illinois House and Senate passed a bill to raise the income tax by 67 percent. Under the plan, corporate taxes would also go up.Democrats spent days scrambling to retool the package.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and his former Republican opponent looked to bury the hatchet of a nasty election campaign Tuesday. They met for lunch at Manny's Deli in the South Loop.Gov. Quinn picked up the tab for the corned beef sandwiches he and Republican State Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, ate.
The Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives thinks the General Assembly could allow civil unions for gay couples.Democrat Michael Madigan gave his predictions about what might happen during the remainder of the fall veto session. "I just say that based on my conversations with man