MILLER: A big Illinois union looking for payback jumps into GOP primary

Operating Engineers Union Local 150 is making good on its threat to back a Republican primary opponent against House Republican Leader Jim Durkin. The union local’s president, Jim Sweeney, told me he had about a dozen members in Durkin’s district passing nominating petitions for Burr Ridge Mayor Mickey Straub a couple of weekends ago. Straub is running against Durkin as a Republican. Sweeney said he expected to double that number the following weekend. Challenging a legislative leader in a...

Will ‘Me Too’ or general GOP awfulness be the Democratic banner in 2018?

Republican Roy Moore’s defeat in Alabama Tuesday signaled the power of sexual misconduct, even when only alleged, as an issue in U.S. politics. The...

West Bank Palestinians should demand the right to vote in Israel

When President Trump on Wednesday officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he broke with decades of U.S. policy toward the Middle...

Police: At least 1 person killed in west suburban crash on I-88

At least one person was killed in a crash Friday morning on Interstate 88 in the west suburbs, according to Illinois State Police. The three-vehicle...

Police: Suspected human remains may be missing Woodstock woman

Authorities are investigating whether suspected human remains found in downstate Jefferson County are connected to a 2010 missing person case in...

Police search for 74-year-old man missing from Palos Heights

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 74-year-old man missing from southwest suburban Palos Heights since Thursday afternoon. Anthony...