| Aug 18, 2013
Former Chicago Comptroller Amer Ahmad kept working for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration for more than 10 months after a meeting in which FBI officials said he lied to them to try to cover up a kickback scheme during his time as Ohio's deputy treasurer....
| Sep 2, 2013
| 9:32 PM
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. --- Very short video: How To Test a AA battery, Easiest Way For Any......
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:22 AM
The most common complaint from people who email me about my columns is that the federal government is horrible: Too big and growing too fast, too corrupt and wasteful, and providing too many benefits to too many Americans. If we just shrink the...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:36 PM
The former head of a Naperville adoption agency who authorities said fled the country last year on the eve of a grand jury indictment for embezzling has been returned to the U.S. from Germany, according to the Illinois attorney general's office....
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:30 PM
The head of a Chicago-based company that manages physicians who make house calls and one of its most prolific doctors were arrested Tuesday on charges the company fraudulently billed Medicare for millions of dollars by inflating the level of care given...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Fed up with package liquor stores marked by street fights and curbside drug dealing, West Side residents more than a decade ago won a moratorium banning new liquor licenses on a bleak stretch of West Madison Street.
But in April, a new neon sign for...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 9:51 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The International Criminal Court at the Hague unsealed a warrant Wednesday for the arrest of a Kenyan journalist accused of trying to bribe witnesses in the cases against the nation's president and deputy president, charged...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:30 AM
A thank you goes to the Sun editorial board and to reporters Erin Cox and Michael Dresser for mentioning my name as a candidate for Maryland governor in 2014 ("The race is on," Sept. 25).
However, The Sun still falls very short from the mark. Why?...
| Oct 6, 2013
In the growing debate over whether Florida should keep its red-light cameras or outlaw them, an important point often is missed: The $158 charge for a red-light violation is one of the most egregious regressive taxes ever imposed by the Florida...
| Aug 18, 2013
TALLAHASSEE — Politicians hatch deals, trade favors and occasionally get caught enriching themselves or pimping out public resources for political support.
Former Brevard County clerk Mitch Needelman's arrest this week on bribery and bid-...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:34 PM
The conservative Roberts court may soon take another step in rolling back longstanding limits on the corrupting influence of money in politics.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday for McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. The case...