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14 of the best known leaders from Illinois

Mar 11 2018 | 8:01 am - The Gettysburg Address. Hull House. The nation’s first African American president — and first lady. All of these are due to Illinois’ bumper crop of political figures and politicians, who represent a diverse range of viewpoints and...

Ex-COD boss and the architect of his downfall face off in court

Nov 08 2017 | 9:42 am - Former College of DuPage President Robert Breuder and his chief nemesis, ex-board Chairwoman Kathy Hamilton, came face to face for the first time in more than two years. In court.

Lester: IMSA's Torres shares story of hurricane help in Puerto Rico

Nov 06 2017 | 8:29 am - Illinois Math and Science Academy President Jose Torres was drawn to Puerto Rico in Hurricane Maria's aftermath to check on family, columnist Lester writes. But his three-week stay came to involve a variety of cleanup efforts, which included working...

Lester: Arlington Heights showing interest in adding tuk-tuk shuttles

Nov 02 2017 | 6:45 am - Oversized electric golfcarts that have become a popular form of shuttle transportation in Naperville could be coming to Arlington Heights soon.

Kane County state’s attorney won’t seek attorney general post

Nov 01 2017 | 7:15 pm - Kane County’s state’s attorney said Wednesday he will not make a primary bid for Illinois attorney general after months of discernment.

Suburban lawmaker says anti-harrassment effort needs to ‘name names’

Nov 14 2017 | 11:09 am - A suburban lawmaker is refusing to take part in any additional sexual harrassment training unless the women behind an effort to change the culture at the state Capitol start naming perpetrators.

A boon if suburbs land ‘Amazon HQ2’ but mass challenges follow success

Oct 28 2017 | 6:12 pm - If Amazon lands in the suburbs, its 50,000 employees drawing high salaries would be a huge boon. And if Schaumburg or Oak Brook win the contest to host the retail giant, huge challenges — transportation, infrastructure and creating the...

Lester: Abortion rights PAC calls on Rauner to recruit moderates

Oct 22 2017 | 10:47 pm - The leader of a reproductive rights organization says it plans to use Gov. Bruce Rauner’s signing of abortion legislation to defeat suburban Republicans who opposed him on the measure, columnist Kerry Lester writes. Plus, a big win for a tiny...

Lester: Kirk criticizes Naperville company for Iran business

Oct 19 2017 | 2:50 pm - Sen. Mark Kirk comes out of retirement to join an Iran sanctions fight involving a company in Naperville, Choose DuPage bids for Amazon headquarters, and more in Kerry Lester’s column.

Democrats in 6th District race to debate Sunday in Palatine

Oct 19 2017 | 5:12 pm - All eight Democratic candidates vying for the right to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton will meet Sunday in a public forum at the Falcon Park Recreation Center in Palatine.

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