| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:35 PM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Aaron Taylor kicked off the group text message this week with several of his Notre Dame teammates from 1993.
"Thanks fellas for being a part of the single greatest sporting accomplishment of my life," wrote Taylor, a former...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:37 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Chris Fowler vividly remembers the high grass at Notre Dame Stadium in 1993, intentionally kept unkempt to slow down the speedy Florida State Seminoles.
FSU reserve quarterback Danny Kanell recalls how close the Notre Dame fans got...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday unveiled an election-year budget that he declared will tackle the city's financial problems "head on" by "not deferring them, not delaying them."
Shortly after the mayor finished his speech to the City Council, critics...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 6:17 PM
In the 1992 presidential campaign, President George H.W. Bush made a memorable gaffe. While speaking to a group of workers in New Hampshire, he read aloud a cue in his speech that writers had intended as an emotive stage instruction:
"Message: I care."...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:47 AM
On Thursday, more than 40 years after Anthony Holmes was handcuffed, suffocated and electrocuted, his torturer was slated for release from prison.
Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge is scheduled to move to a halfway home after serving time for...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 3:41 PM
A fatal shooting in Rogers Park over Labor Day weekend was likely caused by tension between Evanston gangs, according to a Chicago alderman.
About 8:45 p.m. Sunday two men, both 29, were shot in a gangway in the 7400 block of North Ridge Boulevard -...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 10:30 PM
About 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office finished counting ballots from all of the county's 577 precincts.
Less than 600 absentee ballots were still being counted, but Supervisor Brenda Snipes said they would finish this...
| Jul 30, 2014
One of Chicago's best-known and most reprehensible aldermanic quotes is that "Chicago ain't ready for reform." Then-Ald. Mathias "Paddy" Bauler's (1935-1943 and 1947-1967) legendary resistance to cleaning up city government stamped the City Council as the...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Many Chicagoans left their homes Wednesday to return to work and school after a weekend of heavy snow and two days of bitter cold to be greeted with the inconveniences of snow-packed side streets, uncleared alleys and ice-covered sidewalks.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:13 PM
The City Council Finance Committee today recommended placing three citywide questions on the March primary ballot in a move that will block a long-sought attempt by foes of Mayor Rahm Emanuel to ask voters if they want an elected school board.
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed 75-cent-per-pack cigarette tax increase is getting mixed reviews from aldermen today.
The increase in the city's cigarette tax is projected to bring in about $10 million. Some aldermen questioned that figure, however,...