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  • For Grimes, love of stories no mystery

    For Grimes, love of stories no mystery
    If she weren't writing mysteries, Martha Grimes says, she might be running a tea shop. You were expecting perhaps an auto-parts store? No, you weren't. Not if you know Grimes' work, which includes 22 mysteries featuring the incisive Scotland Yard...
  • Emanuel says he'll be involved in aldermen run-offs

    Emanuel says he'll be involved in aldermen run-offs
    Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said today he plans to quickly form his transition team and get involved in some of the still-undecided aldermanic contests. Little more than 14 hours after declaring victory, Emanuel bounded onto the stage of the Union League...
  • Lincoln Prize awarded to Foner's "The Fiery Trial"

    Lincoln Prize awarded to Foner's "The Fiery Trial"
    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. While Foner,...
  • Picture 'priceless'

    Picture 'priceless'
    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,...
  • Gold Coast woman held in scholarship embezzling

    A Gold Coast woman who served as executive director of a scholarship foundation has been ordered held on $300,000 bail after being charged with embezzling nearly $290,000 from the organization. Christina Madej, 58, appeared before Cook County Criminal...
  • Jim Webb stays cagey on VP prospects

     
    by Azam Ahmed Virgina Sen. Jim Webb, a potential running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, hit Chicago to promote his book Friday and behaved...like someone who didn't want to ruin any shot at joining his party's national....
  • Bush: 'Welcome to my hanging'

     
    by Frank James President Bush evidently tries to keep a sense of humor about his low popularity with most of the American people. In Philadelphia Saturday to attend the annual football classic, the Army-Navy Game, Bush also made a......
  • In Chicago, Biden predicts Giannoulias win

     
    by Mike Memoli Vice President Biden acknowledged today the symbolism that would come with Republican victories in the Senate races in Delaware and Illinois this fall, potentially taking the seats once held by President Obama and himself. But at least........
  • Shrouded in mystery? Sen. Bill Brady's cotton-candy budget plan is no secret

     
    Gov. Pat Quinn got off a zinger Thursday morning after the conclusion of the Tribune's endorsement interview session with the five candidates for governor. I approached him outside the editorial board room to get his response to an emerging theme......
  • Brady's record is long on talk, short on action

     
    One of Gov. Pat Quinn's frequent criticisms of his Republican opponent, state Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington, is that Brady doesn't have much to show for his career in the General Assembly, which began in 1993. "What legislative accomplishment has......
  • Berrios v. Claypool debate

     
    Joe Berrios and Forrest Claypool, the leading candidates for Cook County Assesor, recently debated at the Union League Club. Download or listen here (WLS-AM mp3 link)...