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  • Bruce Rauner sworn into office as Illinois' 42nd governor (with text of speech)

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner moved quickly to address Illinois’ budget mess Monday, taking the oath of office and then ordering state ag ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Government meetings

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to news@daily-chronicle.com, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Mother urges Quinn to act on medical marijuana

    CHICAGO – A Mount Prospect woman whose son has a rare form of epilepsy was among those urging Gov. Pat Quinn over the weekend to issue licenses for me ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Promises: Illinois’ Rauner now faces expectations he raised

    CHICAGO – Bruce Rauner made a lot of promises as he campaigned to be Illinois’ next governor. Starting with his inauguration Monday, he’ll be expected ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Time short for Quinn on Illinois medical marijuana licenses

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn's administration is running out of time to award the potentially lucrative licenses to run medical marijuana businesses in Il ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Quinn pardons man wrongfully convicted in 1993 murder

    CHICAGO – A northern Illinois man who spent more than a decade in prison before DNA evidence cleared him in the 1993 murder of his girlfriend was pard ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Advisers suggest plan for Bruce Rauner's first 100 days in office

    CHICAGO – Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner can "usher in a new era" in Illinois, a committee advising the Republican businessman said Friday in offering recomm ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – President Barack Obama on Friday announced an ambitious, multibillion-dollar proposal to pay for two years of community college for ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 2:05 pm
  • House poised to pass pipeline bill as state court clears way

    WASHINGTON – As House Republicans prepared to pass legislation Friday to authorize construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, Nebraska's highest co ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Mitch McConnell blasts Keystone XL pipeline veto threat, asks Obama to work with GOP

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Mitch McConnell kicked off his new role as majority leader Wednesday by holding out hope for compromise with Democrats on some of th ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • White House says it will veto bill to approve Keystone XL oil pipeline

    WASHINGTON – The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto the first piece of legislation introduced in the Republican-controlled Senate, a bill appro ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • Obama seeks help of Mexico's Pena Nieto on Cuba, immigration

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama hosted Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the White House Tuesday, looking to his southern neighbor for help ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • New Congress getting sworn in with GOP in charge

    WASHINGTON – Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics benea ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 7:41 am
  • Illinois Supreme Court to hear pension reform bill

    How the Illinois Supreme Court rules on the pension reform law will have profound effects on the troubled state budget and the taxpayers who fund it.
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Here come the freshmen: Congress' newest class

    WASHINGTON – Congress' approval rating hovers around 15 percent, but there's one group of people excited about the institution: the newly elected lawm ...
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 9:04 pm
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