| Jun 8, 2011
| 4:26 PM
The Chicago Teachers Union today called on new schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard to release the full terms of his contract.
On Tuesday, Brizard told reporters that his salary was set at $250,000 in the final contract. The school board had agreed to pay...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 12:40 PM
Oh, how I wish Tracy Morgan's recent actions were merely an homage to his "30 Rock" character, Tracy Jordan.
Jordan, as last season's "30 Rock" story arc revealed, desperately wanted to dash the high expectations of critics and fans after starring in a...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 5:44 PM
The city's embattled police department receives a much higher number of complaints than similarly sized departments, a Courant review of police records reveals. Yet, Meriden rarely sustained a complaint made by a citizen while often finding cause for...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 3:05 PM
In the Chicago Tribune this week, you’ll find another story about lead in water. It’s an update on a previous story that explained how regulators are worried that current testing methods inaccurately screen for lead -- a toxic metal that is...
| 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...