Adam Andrzejewski just turned 50, but he insists that, although he’s getting older, he’s also getting better — and his money watchdog group, OpenTheBooks.com, continues to thrive.
The oddest political couple in the state’s Democratic Party is teaming up again.
To all the journalists, printers, bundle haulers and everyone else who upped their game and proudly put out an award-winning newspaper.
Readers may recall my October column dealing with ombuds. After submitting that piece, I was reminded of an example very close to home.
A case in New York offers them the chance to clarify the difference between acceptable and unacceptable regulations, or declare the dispute moot and wait — perhaps for years — for another case.
As bad as they were when Gov. J.B. Pritzker was asked about them a few weeks ago during a speech at the Economic Club of Chicago, they are even worse now.
There was considerable celebration — not to mention rhetorical overkill — on the floors of the Illinois House and Senate in the summer of 2018 after lopsided votes in favor of a long-simmering emotional and symbolic issue.
In a one-on-one interview, our columnist found that outgoing U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, is feeling liberated these days. But he still has a year left in his term, and it appears he's not going quietly.
How repelled by political misconduct are members of the Senate? Are they as equally outraged by the petty chiseling that many public officials consider the minimum they are due as they are by FBI investigations and indictments?
To the delight of his classmates, Michael Bloomberg has thrown his bank account into the 2020 presidential race. Bloomberg enters the Democratic primary as Joe Biden’s support sags and Peter Buttigieg’s rises, in some quarters. The billionaire boys club is banking on one of the Killer B’s to…
Eric Rasmussen’s critics thought they were going to silence him. Instead, in a repeat of similar misadventures in would-be censorship in the past, they expanded his platform to express opinions they find vile.
Missives from powerhouse lobbyist, former state representative and longtime Michael Madigan buddy Michael McClain to members of the Democratic caucus have rattled political insiders since their recent disclosure.
The court cited the important role the Internet plays in communications and explains why an absolute bar on access to it is a violation of an individual’s “fundamental” constitutional rights.
There was much celebration in Springfield two weeks ago after legislators passed a pension consolidation bill that its backers say will help put downstate fire and police municipal pensions on a firmer financial footing.
Pressed by her quasi-free co-workers to see the play “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” Harriet Tubman forthrightly refused. She declared, “No, I haint got no heart to go and see the sufferings of my people played out on de stage. I’ve heard ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ read, and I tell you Mrs. Stowe’s pen hasn’t…
SPRINGFIELD — I’ve sat across from many victims of violent crime and had them share what they have suffered. The more intimate the violation, the less likely they are to want to be identified.
It's unclear what most members of an audience at the Economic Club of Chicago thought about the governor's commentary. But one — Forbes magazine columnist Elizabeth Bauer — was underwhelmed.
In the midst of the pre-Thanksgiving feast put on by the English as a Second Language program at First Presbyterian Church in Champaign, there was an opportunity to learn.
Events of the evening and early morning hours on April 30/May 1 resulted in a brawl, a shooting, arrests and suspensions from their jobs as punishment for their “injudicious” conduct.
In the case of Jade Green and her fractious relationship with her parents, Jack and Angela Howser, '... to say they had a falling out would be an understatement,' writes federal appeals court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
But if the longtime Illinois House speaker is not a target of investigators — and he may well not be — there's no doubt that an array of his political associates are.
One of the more thoughtful critiques of the student journalists at Northwestern University who published an apology to protesters they covered was offered by veteran Washington Post reporter and UI graduate Dan Balz.
Twelve-year-old Mathias H. wasn’t just a recalcitrant lad. He was a little delinquent who did what he wanted when he wanted.
Bribery is a Class 2 felony in Illinois. It’s also a federal offense, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Neither of those laws stopped former Chicago state Rep. Luis Arroyo from allegedly attempting to bribe a state senator who turned out to be an FBI mole.
Ever-growing apartment construction in Champaign-Urbana is increasing vacancy rates and depressing monthly rents, according to apartment building owners who have filed property assessment complaints with the Champaign County Board of Review.
When legislators return to Springfield this week, they’ll again be considering the knotty problem of whether to consolidate the roughly 650 suburban and downstate police and fire municipal pension funds.