| Dec 5, 2010
| 7:24 PM
Mayor Richard Daley's administration has known since 2007 that the owner of a South Side lumber company participated in a scheme to defraud the city, yet it has allowed him to continue to reap millions of dollars in city business, a Tribune review has...
| Dec 2, 2010
Part One: I was visiting a friend recently. The conversation at dinner turned to my expressing an opinion about concern over the involvement of the government and the direction our country was heading. She stood up and showed an anger that I had never...
| Dec 1, 2010
| 7:42 PM
COSTA MESA — A year after a federal lawsuit concluded, and nearly five years since the actual incident, the debate between a Latino activist and Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor appears to be headed back to court.
The American Civil Liberties Union...
| Dec 6, 2010
| 4:21 PM
City officials made public the permanent debarment of Arrow Lumber on Monday, the same day a report was published in the Tribune detailing the company's lucrative contracts with the city, despite the owner's admission in 2007 that he'd participated in a...
| Dec 15, 2010
To analyze attempted child abductions by strangers in Chicago and Cook County, the reporters linked computerized police records with court and U.S. Census data. Reporters also pored through thousands of pages of court and police files, and interviewed...
| Dec 17, 2010
| 8:04 PM
The financial shenanigans under investigation in the city of Bell have caused a scramble to climb aboard the "transparency" train. Government agencies are tripping over themselves to show their constituencies that they have nothing to hide....
| Jan 5, 2011
In the new edition that combines Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," two words will be changed.
The classic novels, being rereleased next month in one book by NewSouth, will replace a slur against blacks that...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 7:43 AM
A federal grand jury indicted former Newport News Republican Del. Phillip Hamilton Wednesday on charges of bribery and extortion for his efforts to secure a $40,000-a-year job at an Old Dominion University teacher-training center at the same time that...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 11:29 AM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he was "shocked" to learn 28 top officers in the state police got raises of more than $20,000 last month as some 900 state workers were facing layoffs.
The new governor says he'll review the increases, which were requested by the...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 4:28 AM
The two teenagers were in an old minivan just before midnight, driving through their scrubby neighborhood on the outskirts of Tucson when they were pulled over by sheriff's deputies. The driver and his passenger, Jared Lee Loughner, both smelled...
| Jan 21, 2011
A Midtown Sacramento man who put a Nazi flag in his front window for the world to see has now taken it down.
The man put up the flag as part of a feud with his neighbor; he says he didn't want her renting out her house.
"We live in horror with him as...