Rahm Emanuel faces runoff in Chicago Mayor’s race

Rahm Emanuel faces runoff in Chicago Mayor’s race

After failing to persuade a majority of Chicago voters to back his re-election bid, Mayor Rahm Emanuel could face an even stiffer challenge in April against a runoff opponent aiming to consolidate the support of residents unhappy with how the former White House chief of staff has managed the nation’s third-largest city. In a race […]

Travel headaches for Christmas travelers

Travel headaches for Christmas travelers

Travelers setting out for the holidays could face trouble, with anticipated Christmas Eve snow around the Great Lakes states and heavy rain expected along the East Coast. National Weather Service meteorologists predicted rain that would turn into snow for some parts of Missouri to Michigan, with several inches expected Wednesday in portions of Illinois. Officials […]

Unions ‘all-in’ governor’s race in Illinois

Unions say a Quinn victory will be a top priority

Unions ‘all-in’ governor’s race in Illinois

The candidates for Illinois governor laid out their vastly different visions Wednesday on how to revive the state’s lagging economy, as national labor unions and other outside groups with much riding on the outcome began making their presence felt and promised to keep doing so through the November election. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and wealthy […]

Reviving a lagging economy a key issue in Illinois

Campaign expected to be one of the hardest fought and expensive in the nation

Reviving a lagging economy a key issue in Illinois

The race for Illinois governor is shaping up as a battle of vastly different visions on how to revive a lagging economy in one of the Midwest’s last Democratic strongholds. While the incumbent Democrat has increased taxes and pushed for raising the minimum wage, the multimillionaire Republican facing him this fall wants to curtail government […]