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  • William Heirens, known as the 'Lipstick Killer,' dead

    William Heirens, known as the 'Lipstick Killer,'  dead
    For decades, Betty Finn and Jim Degnan had to relive the gruesome details of their sister’s murder. Every year for 29 years, they attended parole hearings for William Heirens -- Chicago’s notorious “Lipstick Killer” who...
  • Patti Blagojevich pleads with judge: 'Be merciful'

    Patti Blagojevich pleads with judge: 'Be merciful'
    Rod Blagojevich's sentencing hearing has ended for the day, with the defense emphasizing the damage a long prison sentence would have on Blagojevich’s family. Lawyer Aaron Goldstein also read a letter read to the court from Blagojevich’s...
  • Blagojevich puts on one last show

    Blagojevich puts on one last show
    Rod Blagojevich may have a problem with hidden recording devices, but the convicted former governor rarely met a camera he didn't like and that held true even Wednesday with a choreographed-for-TV farewell on the eve of his imprisonment. Showman to the...
  • 'It feels like a betrayal'

    The parents of a Northbrook teenager who killed herself a week after accusing a University of Notre Dame football player of sexually attacking her say they feel betrayed by the school they love and that several generations of their family have attended....
  • George Ryan should be out of prison

     
    Friday is the 7th anniversary of the indictment of former Gov. George Ryan on federal corruption charges. In responding to my post Thursday "The Lura Lynn Ryan story is, I confess, thawing my heart," commenter "Stosh" made the excellent point......
  • How much blame does George Ryan bear for the deaths of the Willis children?

     
    Lingering questions and accusations about the relationship between corruption charges against former Gov. George Ryan and the Willis family tragedy in light of Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer's refusal today to release Ryan from prison (see Stantis' Wednesday...
  • The death penalty in Illinois, a partial chronology of modern events

     
    Eight years ago, Rob Warden, then as now the director of the Center on Wrongful Conviction at the Northwestern University School of Law, published the following timeline in the Tribune. The time to update it will be if and when,......
  • From the archives: Gery Chico's law-firm woes

     
    More background from the Tribune archives on the mayor's race. Click here for the full series Law firm loses 2 partners --Chico not discouraged as friend goes solo, partner joins rival November 1, 2002 by Ameet Sachdev, Tribune staff reporter......
  • Plain text: George Ryan's deposition

     
    I'm not a fan of .pdf files for many things, so, once again, I've taken a .pdf in the news -- The deposition upon oral examination of George Ryan -- and cut and pasted the plain text. This always results......
  • A toast to all who wrote the death-penalty abolition story

     
    To Rob Warden, who was there at the beginning… When Gov. Quinn put his signature on a bill today abolishing the death penalty in Illinois, he wrote the final line in a story that in a very real sense began......
  • Sunday links

     
    Links to items featured in the Sunday print editions A call for a ban on non-movie "Back to the Future" references. David Sirota's book on the 1980s Mini-golf record attempt George Ryan did not pardon the guilty Gay marriage polls......