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Illinois 2014

Lone Chicago GOP Lawmaker Draws Young Democratic Challenger

David Ormsby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Chicago Republican State Rep. Mike McAuliffe has drawn a general election opponent, though it remains to be seen if the upstart challenger will draw a...

Where to Begin on Metra Mess -- And Where Will It End?

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 09.21.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

This Metra mess is wrong on so many different levels, it's hard to know where it will end or where to begin.

Ex Metra CEO: Speaker Madigan has "moral character flaw"

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

WHO'S GOT THE "MORAL CHARACTER FLAW?" Ex Metra CEO Alex Clifford says House Speaker Michael Madigan has that big character deficit. Wait, who? Only hi...

Metra scandal: Clout, connections, family ties

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.16.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

METRA AND THE MADIGANS With a $718,000 buyout that required the recipient never to divulge why he was being bought out, the Metra scandal already cont...

Gov. Pat Quinn Dings Chicago, Cook on Foreclosures - Hello 2014?

David Ormsby | Posted 12.15.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Although Governor Pat Quinn disclosed no statistic revealing how many foreclosure have been prevented when he rolled out a batch of Illinois foreclosure prevention statistics over the weekend, he may have revealed something about 2014.