US Airways jet takes off as an American Airlines jet is prepped for takeoff
(AP Photo/Matt York, File)
February 14, 2013

American Airlines, US Airways To Merge

The merger of American Airlines and US Airways, to be formally announced Thursday, caps a turbulent half-decade of bankruptcies and consolidation for the U.S. airline industry and leaves travelers four big carriers to choose from.


February 13, 2013

Dillard a “No” on Same Sex Marriage

The Illinois Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday on a bill (Senate Bill 10) legalizing same-sex marriage in the state. State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) says he will not be voting for it.


February 13, 2013

AFSCME Wants Violent Cons to Stay Put

The union representing Illinois correctional workers is demanding a stop to what it says is the transfer of violent maximum-security prison inmates to less-secure lockups.


February 13, 2013

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon Won’t Seek Re-Election

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will have to pick a new running mate for his re-election campaign. Sheila Simon said on Wednesday that she doesn’t want to be lieutenant governor any more.


Former Congressman Tim Johnson (R-Urbana)
(Sean Powers/WILL)
February 12, 2013

Politics in the Family: Tim Johnson

You can find family businesses in any number of walks of life – third generation doctors, plumbers, lawyers, architects, accountants – you name it. Not surprisingly, the same could be said for politics. Former Congressman Tim Johnson is the product of a family political tradition reaching from his grandparents to his own grown children.


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