| May 25, 2011
| 12:17 PM
The Death Set's upward rise in the last five years, as electric and spazzoid as its own music, was zapped two years ago when founding member Beau Velasco died of a drug overdose.
But Johnny Siera, the group's other founder, still pressed ahead. In March,...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:42 AM
A contrite former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison, capping one of the state's worst political scandals and humbling a controversial and defiant figure who rode into office as a champion of reform.
| Jun 19, 2011
William Stratton, Republican governor from 1953 to 1961, was acquitted in 1965 of income tax evasion charges stemming from the way he spent some of his campaign cash.
Otto Kerner, Democratic governor from 1961 to 1968, was convicted of bribery,...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 12:16 PM
Two more names have surfaced as candidates for federal judgeships in Chicago: Thomas Durkin and Joshua Berman.
Sen. Mark Kirk announced Tuesday that his top choice for the bench was attorney John Tharp, a former federal prosecutor and partner at the...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 4:21 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo - Many neighbors are frustrated a registered sex offender was living under the radar in their neighborhood. Officers found Michael E. Campbell near the intersection of West Bypass and Grand. According to court documents the area is the...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 7:08 PM
A man was killed and another person injured after a shooting occurred in the Gresham neighborhood tonight that ended with a vehicle crashing into a viaduct, officials said.
The incident happened at 6:34 p.m. as a man was driving a vehicle and was shot...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 2:24 PM
A man charged with murder after turning himself in to detectives at a South Side church is an uncle of the slaying victim's son, prosecutors said today.
Ronnie Weathersby, 22, of the 7800 block of South May Street, arranged to be arrested at the New...
| Mar 15, 2011
There’s one reason why sonic melting pots such as IHEARTCOMIX records' monthly event Check Yo Ponytail 2 manage to survive: The mish-mash lineups generate a lot of energy. Tuesday’s record release show for Brooklyn, N.Y.-based punks the...
| Jun 27, 2011
Rod Blagojevich could see 20 years in jail, Twitter kicks him when he's down saying 'boo hoo Rod Blagojevich'...
| Nov 7, 2010
| 3:59 PM
Second of two parts; read the first part
For much of his adult life he'd been a slave to cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills and alcohol. Twice he had gone through weeks of intensive psychiatric and drug treatment at Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc.,...
| Dec 9, 2008
by Frank James So do you still get to pick the Senate replacement for President-elect Barack Obama if you've been arrested on federal corruption charges as Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was today? Some pretty stunning allegations are being made by......