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  • Fight crime: legalize pot [Commentary]

    Fight crime: legalize pot [Commentary]
    In 1982, the late Gov. William Donald Schaefer was running for his last term as mayor. He held one of those big dinners that politicians are famous for at P.J. Crickets on Pratt St. All the political leaders were there. I was the chef that evening and can...
  • U.S. considers seeking extradition of Mexican drug lord

    WASHINGTON — As Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman sits locked in the basement of a Mexican prison, the U.S. Department of Justice is debating whether to seek the drug lord's extradition to face prosecution in one of several American communities that have...
  • L.A. lawmakers question tax renewals for medical marijuana shops

    Last year, Los Angeles voters sought to clamp down on medical marijuana shops, approving a host of restrictions that were expected to forcefully winnow down the number of such businesses. Yet as the city tried to shutter hundreds of pot shops, one arm...
  • The nuns vs. the strip club, the Chicago Way

    The nuns vs. the strip club, the Chicago Way
    Catholic nuns in habits leading children in a march against a strip club in a historical Chicago Outfit town in the western suburbs? What could be better than this? "I think I'm going to have to pray for you with that attitude," said Sister Noemia...
  • Film revisits Jens Jensen's flower power

    Film revisits Jens Jensen's flower power
    There is often no justice in history. If there were, then the name Jens Jensen would be as familiar to us as those of Al Capone, Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey and some of the others who put their stamp on the city for a short time before moving on....
  • Spirited 'Supernatural' reaches end of the line

    Spirited 'Supernatural' reaches end of the line
    It's not that the dead have stopped talking — it's that the show has reached its 10-year mark and its creator/solo performer/necromancer is ready to move on. "Supernatural Chicago," an evening of magic and storytelling hosted by Neil Tobin, will...
  • Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped

    Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped
    Far from the pistol toting, Al Capone-busting Chicago lawman of lore, Eliot Ness “was afraid of guns and he barely left the office,” according to a retired IRS agent who spoke out Friday against naming a federal law enforcement building in...
  • Move to name ATF building for Eliot Ness meets hometown resistance

    WASHINGTON — Federal Prohibition agent Eliot Ness' legendary campaign against Chicago mob boss Al Capone inspired the 1960s TV series "The Untouchables," a blockbuster Hollywood movie, countless books and perhaps even the comic-strip hero Dick...
  • Paul Greenberg: An innocent abroad

    Dear Guide in Tashkent, I regret I never learned your name, but your language, heard from the back of a tour bus, remains a thing of curious beauty and a joy recurrently remembered. You could call it English, though more strictly speaking it was...
  • Review: 'Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero' by Douglas Perry

    Review: 'Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero' by Douglas Perry
    This is no way to go: "Broke, alcoholic and dead from a massive heart attack at just fifty-five." But that was how life ended for Eliot Ness in 1957. But how very well the subsequent years treated him, allowing him to come to vivid and heroic life,...
  • 'The Capones' cast member passes away

    'The Capones' cast member passes away
    “The Capones” cast member and Elmwood Park resident Madeline Santarelli passed away Monday due to stage 4 liver and lung cancer, according to Cara Leopardo, co-creator of Reelz's "The Capones." A spokesman for Reelz confirmed the news of...