| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:27 PM
A McHenry County judge appointed to preside over the trial of a nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley held court today for the first time in the controversial case.
Judge Maureen P. McIntyre was appointed over the case of Richard Vanecko after the...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 9:51 AM
— Divorce records on file in Stamford Superior Court show the parents of suspected Sandy Hook school shooter Adam Lanza had joint custody of their son and that Lanza's father paid alimony that kept him and his mother financially comfortable.
| Jul 28, 2012
| 2:57 PM
When the Mayo Clinic distributed a statement that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was being treated at the Minnesota healthcare facility for “depression and gastrointestinal issues,” it marked the first independently verifiable word on the congressman&...
| Oct 15, 2012
Joe Mansueto's day jobs have been a handful lately: He has been busy turning Morningstar Inc. into a $3.1 billion investment information megamart, buying up media properties and skipping the charity circuit in favor of coaching grade-school soccer on...
| Jul 30, 2012
Laura Pincus Hartman stood before a congregation in a church just south of 75th Street, gazing at anticipatory faces.
The pastor had just finished preaching an hour-long sermon from the Gospel of Mark about Jesus healing a woman. Hartman was about...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:17 PM
Five hundred Chicago Public Schools students at five high schools will receive free CTA rides to school, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today.
Clemente, Richards, Sullivan, TEAM Englewood and Wells will participate in the program during the first...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Michael Clarke Duncan, the tall and massively built actor with the shaved head and deep voice who received an Academy Award nomination for his moving portrayal of a gentle death row inmate in the 1999 prison drama "The Green Mile," died Monday. He was 54....
| May 23, 2012
| 10:50 AM
ROD BLAGOJEVICH: The first impeachment of a governor in Illinois history occurred in 2009 after Blagojevich was charged with attempting to sell the Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama. At Blagojevich's first trial, he was...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 11:35 AM
In 1860, this newspaper made the case for Abraham Lincoln's election to the presidency, extolling him for "ability that no man can question, firmness that nothing can overbear, honesty that has never been impeached, and patriotism that never despairs."...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:11 PM
Chicago's chefs and restaurants lost a keen observer and tireless champion of their work with the passing today of Pat Bruno.
Bruno, 79, was the restaurant critic at the Chicago Sun-Times (which reported his death earlier) for 27 years. He was...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 7:25 PM
After more than 31/2 years of bitter legal conflict, the judge in Tribune Co.'s bankruptcy case said he would approve a plan to transfer ownership of the Chicago media company to a group of hedge funds and banks based in Los Angeles and New York.