| Jun 25, 2010
| 4:24 PM
by Mike Memoli The pool reporter covering Vice President Biden's remarks at a fundraiser in Wisconsin today noted near the beginning of his dispatch that the veep joked "he didn't rely much on a speech that was prepared for him."......
| Apr 27, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Posted by Michelle Manchir at 4:30 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- Taxpayers won't have to pay for former Gov. Rod Blagojevichâs portrait to hang alongside his predecessors in the Capitol if Gov. Pat Quinn signs a measure the Senate sent to him......
| 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.,...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 4:56 PM
MISHAWAKA — The earth has shifted, and so have the signs of the zodiac. So if you're an Aries, you're now an Aquarius, according to Eastern astrology.
For thousands of years, zodiac signs were based on the sun's location on the first day of...
| 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 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,...
| 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,...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 10:11 PM
With reports showing meager spikes in employment and retail sales across the nation, many retailers are opening their doors a little earlier than usual on Black Friday; hoping to bolster sales.
But one retailer in the area is opening later,...
| 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.
| Apr 9, 2012
Chicago's decision to grant a permit allowing protestors to march during the NATO summit next month, may go a long way toward keeping the peace. Chicago is ground zero for what could be the biggest demonstration the city has seen in decades with one...
| 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...