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  • Chili Festivals Heat Up The Fall In Connecticut

    Chili Festivals Heat Up The Fall In Connecticut
    If summer's close means an end to burgers fresh from the grill and lobster rolls by the beach, then one of fall's consolation prizes is a steaming bowl of chili on a crisp afternoon. Five upcoming festivals across Connecticut pit chili experts against...
  • Man convicted 2nd time in 1983 slaying gets life in prison

    Man convicted 2nd time in 1983 slaying gets life in prison
    A man twice previously sentenced to death has been given natural life in prison for the 1983 murder and robbery of a tavern owner and the shooting of a waitress, according to prosecutors and court records. James Harris, 61, accused of killing Jesse...
  • Probe into famed Anthony Porter case nearly done

    Probe into famed Anthony Porter case nearly done
    After close to 10 months of work, Cook County prosecutors are nearing the end of their reinvestigation into one of Illinois' most pivotal wrongful conviction cases, with a decision expected within weeks that could rewrite a key chapter in the state's...
  • Quinn asks for ideas on how to open third airport in Peotone

     Quinn asks for ideas on how to open third airport in Peotone
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn’s next move to open a potential third airport in the south suburbs is a call for private developers, air carriers and would-be tenants to gather for a forum next month with state transportation officials to...
  • Willis Clan back in 'Talent' spotlight

    Willis Clan back in 'Talent' spotlight
    The Willis Clan returns to television tonight to compete in the quarterfinal rounds of “America’s Got Talent,” but they’ve been plenty busy since the last time they appeared on the show. The 12-member, all-sibling band from...
  • Illinois is ready for change

    I have seen enough political ads of late on TV to make me wonder how I will possibly make it until November. But for those who tell us that Bruce Rauner is just too darn good of a businessman, too darn good at investing, just not savvy enough of a...
  • Ratify the ERA more than 30 years past the deadline? Heck, yes! Why not?

     
    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...
  • 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...
  • Sources: Ex-prosecutor in lead to become new U.S. attorney here

    Sources: Ex-prosecutor in lead to become new U.S. attorney here
    A former federal prosecutor who helped convict former Gov. George Ryan appears to be the favorite to succeed Patrick Fitzgerald as the next U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, sources in Washington and Chicago told the Tribune. The...
  • 10 years after Daley's Meigs Field raid, the makeover of Northerly Island is slow to take shape

    10 years after Daley's Meigs Field raid, the makeover of Northerly Island is slow to take shape
    Ten years ago as Mayor Richard M. Daley worked through political channels to accelerate federal approval to build new runways at the airport his father had dearly called "O'Hara," the mayor also issued an infamous order to destroy Chicago's little...
  • Quinn vague on details of panel to look at RTA oversight of Metra

    Quinn vague on details of panel to look at RTA oversight of Metra
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday accused the Regional Transportation Authority of failing to properly oversee operations at Metra, saying he will appoint a panel to come up with recommendations on how to revamp the agency amid accusations of political patronage...