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  • State acquires Will County airfield in step toward new large airport

    State acquires Will County airfield in step toward new large airport
    The state has paid $34 million to acquire a private airfield in Will County that occupies a small part of the almost 6,000-acre footprint that is envisioned as the first phase of a large commercial airport to be built in the south suburbs, officials announced Tuesday.
  • Family touched by tragedy in bribes scandal wows 'America's Got Talent'

    Family touched by tragedy in bribes scandal wows 'America's Got Talent'
    Likened to a modern-day “Partridge Family,” The Willis Clan wowed the judges on “America’s Got Talent” last week, but it’s the act’s back story that transcends a television variety show. The 12-member band...

    It's never too late to OK the ERA

    It's never too late to OK the ERA
    In December 1972, the Tribune urged the General Assembly to ratify the proposed federal Equal Rights Amendment with an editorial headlined, "Give the ladies what they want." The wording was a play on the unofficial founding motto of Marshall Field & Co....

    Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'

    Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'
    Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians—a virtual who’s who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to state legislators and even a well-respected...

    Crisis manager leaves White House counsel's office

    WASHINGTON – From Solyndra to Benghazi to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Ed Siskel has been the bespectacled, behind-the-scenes lawyer with the forensic assignment – figure out exactly what went wrong so the White House can fix it,...