| Dec 7, 2012
| 6:03 AM
Toni Preckwinkle is taking back some very critical comments she made about Mayor Emanuel.
While speaking at the Union League Club Thursday, the Cook County board president said Emanuel's solution to Chicago's street violence is "just to arrest...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 7:05 PM
Bill Jauss was a pioneering sports journalist whose enthusiastic manner encompassed newspapers, radio and television long before that media trifecta became more common in recent decades.
Jauss died from natural causes Wednesday. He was 81.
Born Feb. 8,...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 2:37 PM
Speaking a few paces from Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's offices, former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney said today that his former chief of staff did not deserve prosecution by the federal prosecutor in the Valerie Plame case.
| Oct 31, 2010
After taking a vacation in Rome for a few months, Claude Monet's "Pommiers en fleurs" ("Apple Trees in Blossom") was welcomed back to its longtime home at the Union League Club in late July. A relatively small group of people, perhaps some 125 of them,...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 2:21 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday gave a sneak preview of her new budget, saying there will be about 1,000 layoffs and another smidgen of a controversial sales tax increase shaved off.
The county’s chief executive won’t...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:51 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn met with Cardinal Francis George and other area Catholic leaders today to try to clear the air after some recent public disagreements.
Quinn, a practicing Catholic, met privately with George and bishops at the Union League Club in the...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 8:00 AM
“The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine” is not so much about wine, insist authors Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg. It’s a book about flavor, they say, and the goal of this new book (Little, Brown and Co., $35) is to help readers use each...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Former White House chief of staff William Daley today offered his prescription for fixing a politically polarized Washington: imposing congressional term limits, doubling House terms to four years and ending archaic Senate rules.
The brother of former...
| May 20, 2011
| 2:04 PM
Chicago has been very good to Erik Larson, even though it greeted his latest visit with a nasty rain and temperatures more common to November than to mid-May, which was why we were talking in the bar of his downtown hotel rather than wandering city...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:18 AM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said today that he’s hopeful a bipartisan group of senators now known as the “Gang of Five” can reach agreement on a deficit reduction plan key to a vote on raising the nation’s debt limit.
| Feb 25, 2011
| 2:26 PM
This year's Lincoln Prize, an award honoring a scholarly text on Abraham Lincoln or the Civil War solider, was given to Eric Foner's "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery," which details Lincoln's evolving views on slavery.