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  • Juan Maria Bordaberry dies at 83; Uruguayan dictator

    Juan Maria Bordaberry dies at 83; Uruguayan dictator
    Former president-turned-dictator Juan Maria Bordaberry, whose self-coup launched more than a decade of military rule in Uruguay died while under house arrest in the country for leading efforts to eliminate leftist dissent in the 1970s. He was 83....
  • Joseph Hittelman dies at 100; physician persecuted in McCarthy era

    Joseph Hittelman dies at 100; physician persecuted in McCarthy era
    Dr. Joseph Hittelman, a Los Angeles physician whose advocacy of reforms such as healthcare for the poor led to his persecution as a subversive during the McCarthy era, died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 100. The cause...
  • Retired professor to challenge court order

    Retired professor to challenge court order
    Retired New Jersey chemistry professor Julian Heicklen scheduled an activity-filled trip to Florida this week: First, he handed out jury information pamphlets in Fort Lauderdale and then gave a speech to South Florida Libertarians. Today, Heicklen...
  • Starving education will lead to intellectual skeletons

    Starving education will lead to intellectual skeletons
    Second of two parts. Sunday's column took a look at the recent Tea Party rally that marked the unveiling of Florida Gov. Rick Scott's first budget. Scott claimed in a written statement distributed at First Baptist Church of Eustis, where the event was...
  • State high court overrules voters on judge picks

    State high court overrules voters on judge picks
    The Illinois Supreme Court has repeatedly granted new life to judges after they were rejected by Cook County voters, despite promising to end the questionable practice nearly 20 years ago. A Tribune review found that since 2000, the Supreme Court has...
  • Quinn 'disappointed' Madigan attended Boehner fundraiser

    Quinn 'disappointed' Madigan attended Boehner fundraiser
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn said today he was “disappointed” that veteran House Speaker Michael Madigan, the state’s Democratic chairman, attended a fundraiser featuring Republican U.S. House Speaker John Boehner. But Madigan spokesman...
  • Durbin endorses Duckworth, takes shot at Republicans' anti-tax pledge

    Durbin endorses Duckworth, takes shot at Republicans' anti-tax pledge
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Monday he remains optimistic a bipartisan congressional panel of lawmakers can come up with a new round of deficit reduction plans if Republicans realize their “oath is to the Constitution” and not to an anti-tax...
  • State targets more health workers convicted of sex crimes or violence

    State targets more health workers convicted of sex crimes or violence
    The state is moving to rescind the licenses of 37 doctors and other health care workers under a new law that bans from their professions workers convicted of sex crimes or violent acts — even as the measure is challenged in court. All told, 20...
  • Illinois Supreme Court upholds construction plan, video poker law

    Illinois Supreme Court upholds construction plan, video poker law
    SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois Supreme Court today gave a thumbs up to Gov. Pat Quinn's showcase $31 billion public works program and the video poker that's supposed to help pay for it. The 7-0 ruling allows state lawmakers and the governor to exhale after...
  • 2 Orange barbershops vow to sue over raids

    2 Orange barbershops vow to sue over raids
    When Orange County sheriff's deputies entered Strictly Skillz barbershop with licensing inspectors in August, handcuffing barbers during business hours, owner Brian Berry said he felt his civil rights had been violated. On Wednesday, Berry said he...
  • Chicago aldermen balk at drug testing for city employees

    Chicago aldermen are balking at a proposal to impose random drug tests on all city employees as the American Civil Liberties Union raises questions about whether it would survive a court challenge. A City Council committee that was scheduled to...