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  • 17 face federal drug, weapons charges

    17 face federal drug, weapons charges
    Federal authorities today announced a series of indictments on drug and weapons charges against 17 people following a multiple-agency investigation underway since 2012. Chicago police and Drug Enforcement Administration agents used federal wiretaps on at...
  • 'Variety' coffee-table book displays the evolution of an iconic magazine

    'Variety' coffee-table book displays the evolution of an iconic magazine
    As it says here, on page 64 of the glossily fascinating coffee-table book "Variety: An Illustrated History of the World From the Most Important Magazine in Hollywood," Al Capone, interviewed in his Chicago home, told Variety he was approached often to...
  • When policy kings ruled

    When policy kings ruled
    Long before the state of Illinois figured out how to make big money from gambling, mobsters devised "a 50 million dollar a year business in nickels and dimes," as the Tribune reported in 1950. Called "policy" — the game took bets for as little...
  • Charges 'best birthday present' says murder victim's daughter

    Charges 'best birthday present' says murder victim's daughter
    It was bittersweet when Tanya R. Thomas picked up the phone Friday night and heard a Chicago police detective's voice: “I’m calling to inform you of good news. We’ve made three arrests in your father’s murder.’’...
  • Glendale police: Packaged drugs found during body search of jailed man

    A 30-year-old Glendale man was arrested this week on suspicion of dealing narcotics in Glendale and smuggling several grams of drugs into the local jail in his rectum, police said. Narcotics detectives had taken Leyvi Dawson into custody on Monday for...
  • 'Scent of Scandal' no garden-variety tale

    'Scent of Scandal' no garden-variety tale
    Sordid stories about illegal smuggling and the resulting felony charges are as common as cloudless skies in the Sunshine State. But this bizarre tale is not about drugs. It's about orchids. Craig Pittman, author of "The Scent of Scandal" ($24.95,...
  • The press release on internet cafe bust

    Just sharing what was sent to me... Local, state and federal law enforcement officials and prosecutors today announced the charging of 57 individuals for their roles in an organized $300 million conspiracy orchestrated by Allied Veterans of the World. ...
  • Detroit's decline

    Detroit's decline
    Since the Motown sound went silent -- except on oldies stations -- and General Motors and Chrysler (but not Ford) required life support from Washington, there has been little to recommend Detroit, Mich., to visitors, much less its residents. The...
  • Police: Apple product theft ring hit O.C. stores

    Police: Apple product theft ring hit O.C. stores
    An organized crime ring that targeted Apple Stores nationwide struck shops in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine, police said Tuesday. Four Chicago residents are suspected of the thefts from Apple Stores in the three cities, as well as a Microsoft...
  • Win tickets to see Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia

    Win tickets to see Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia
    You can never say we don't take care of our own. Win tickets to a Myspace Secret Show with Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia on March 22. Just tweet your fave SHM song to @soflatweets and we'll have you covered. The Stockholm DJ gives an...
  • Money-laundering firm should get no welcome in Maryland

    Money-laundering firm should get no welcome in Maryland
    When criminal prosecutors at the U.S. Department of Justice found that giant bank HSBC — whose American operation is chartered in Maryland — had violated money-laundering laws covering $200 trillion in transactions, and with customers...