Legislators who pass laws without studying the language or contemplating the consequences help keep the courts busy.
President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act faces another serious legal challenge, one caused either by sloppy statutory language or an ill-advised and unconstitutional power grab.
Iran is interested in talking about dismantling its nuclear program, not actually dismantling it.
Six months was plenty of time to work out a deal on Iran's nuclear weapons program until it became not enough.
Government works best when it explains itself.
The Illinois State Police have a big job on their hands reviewing thousands of applications for concealed-carry permits.
Voters are now free to examine the rival tax plans presented by the candidates for governor.
Gov. Pat Quinn already is on record as an advocate of tax increases in his campaign for re-election.
A plan for legislative term limits in Illinois is officially off the table.
Cook County Circuit Judge Mary Mikva pulled the plug in late June on two proposed constitutional amendments, ruling that proposals for legislative term limits and bipartisan map drawing for House and Senate districts ran afoul of the Illinois Constitution.
Athletes can be "hungry" for a win — or just hungry
The University of Illinois didn't wait long to act after the NCAA gave its formal approval to unlimited meals and snacks for college athletes.
What voters don't know won't hurt Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election bid.
The loss of $55 million of taxpayers' money is no joke, but one wouldn't know that based on the dog-and-pony show put on by Republican and Democratic legislators Wednesday in Chicago.
If you don't ask, you don't get.
It's more fun to be around optimists than pessimists, but it's a foolish optimist who can't read the handwriting on the wall.
Water — not enough of it or too much — is something people don't think much about until it's too late.
Last weekend's storms serve as a reminder — if one were needed — of the damage and inconvenience caused by heavy rain in a short period of time.
If you're waiting for a scintillating discussion of the issues in the gubernatorial race, don't hold your breath.
"Candidates trade charges," read a recent headline about the gubernatorial race between Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.