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  • PASSINGS: Don Matheson, Alan Dixon, James Turk

    PASSINGS: Don Matheson, Alan Dixon, James Turk
    Don Matheson, 84, a veteran television actor best known for his portrayal of one of the humans stranded on a mysterious planet on the science-fiction series "Land of the Giants," died June 29 in Woodland Hills. His daughter, Michele Matheson, said he...
  • Child porn charges filed against ex-state Rep. Farnham

    Child porn charges filed against ex-state Rep. Farnham
    Former Illinois State Rep. Keith Farnham was charged Monday with using both personal and state-owned computers to trade hundreds of images and videos depicting child pornography and engage in graphic online chats in which he allegedly bragged about...
  • Madigan ally seeks to derail term limit, remap amendments

    Madigan ally seeks to derail term limit, remap amendments
    A longtime ally of House Speaker Michael Madigan is trying to thwart efforts to ask voters whether to impose term limits on lawmakers and curb some of the politics in drawing new legislative district boundaries before the two proposed constitutional...
  • In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage

     In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage
    Chicago's fastest, rudest bicyclists were called "scorchers." They hunched over their handlebars as they raced in the streets. They were "selfish, reckless, impudent transgressors of the law and trespassers upon the rights of others," the Tribune...
  • Woodridge trustees reject video gambling

    Woodridge trustees reject video gambling
    Woodridge trustees decided not to repeal a ban on video gambling in the suburb. At a village board meeting on April 24, Woodridge Mayor Gina Cunningham broke a 3-3 tie vote in favor of preserving the ban. Trustees have been mulling over a proposal to...
  • 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...
  • Illinois could be first state to ban microbeads

    Illinois could be first state to ban microbeads
    The tiny plastic particles found in many facial cleansers and soaps promise a gentle scrubbing and luxuriously smooth skin. But those little beads of grit are also piling up in waterways, where they can suck up toxins and harm wildlife,...
  • Woodridge mulls gaming license limit during trial period

    Woodridge mulls gaming license limit during trial period
    Even though Woodridge trustees are poised to repeal a ban on video gambling in the suburb, not all business establishments that want the machines will have the opportunity to acquire them. At a village board meeting on April 10, trustees directed the...
  • Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban

     Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban
    Otis McDonald forever will be known as the man who brought down Chicago's gun ban. After a long illness, he died Friday, April 4, at the age of 80. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that bears his name forced Chicago to fall in line with the...
  • Illinois Senate passes rape kit reform

    SPRINGFIELD — Rosa Pickett said she thought nothing would ever be worse than the night she was brutally beaten and raped — until she found out the Robbins Police Department didn’t follow through and time ran out to file charges in the...
  • Medical marijuana for kids measure advances

    Medical marijuana for kids measure advances
    As Margaret Storey testified in front of a state Senate committee on Tuesday in support of a bill that would allow children who suffer from seizures access to medical marijuana, her daughter Josie, who was in the audience with her dad and aunt, had a...