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  • Jane Byrne, Chicago's only female mayor, gets her due

    Jane Byrne, Chicago's only female mayor, gets her due
    Her mark on Chicago is here. Just not in writing. Yet.
  • 9 years for man who ran over two people outside nightclub

    9 years for man who ran over two people outside nightclub
    A Melrose Park man who repeatedly ran over two men with his car outside a River North nightclub, reportedly after they intervened in an argument he was having with his wife, pleaded guilty today and was sentenced to nine years in prison. Alejandro...

    Lawsuit: Plastic surgeon posted woman's photos, labeling them 'cocaine nose'

    Lawsuit: Plastic surgeon posted woman's photos, labeling them 'cocaine nose'
    A woman who says her Chicago plastic surgeon posted before and after photos of her facial reconstruction surgery on his website without her consent, labeling them “cocaine nose,” filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Cook County circuit court. ¬†...

    Blogger sues CTA for documents related to Ventra contract

    Blogger sues CTA for documents related to Ventra contract
    A blogger sued the CTA on Wednesday to obtain copies of the losing bids and other documents related to the transit agency awarding an almost half-billion-dollar contract in 2011 for the new Ventra fare-collection system. Jason Prechtel filed the lawsuit...

    Illinois politicians created a kitchen sink ballot. Guess who wins.

    Illinois politicians created a kitchen sink ballot. Guess who wins.
    When you head out to vote Nov. 4, be sure to pack lunch and a few crossword puzzles. It's going to take a while. In addition to races for U.S. Senate, governor, General Assembly, judgeships and other posts, the ballot will include a buffet of pick-your-...