| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:51 PM
An Alsip man was sentenced today to probation and ordered to write an essay about the lynching of blacks in America after he pleaded guilty to an attack two years ago in which he and two friends put a noose around the neck of an African-American teenager...
| Feb 28, 2013
Bruce Rauner, the multimillionaire bull in the quaint Illinois Republican china shop, sat down with me Wednesday morning at a diner on LaSalle Street to talk about politics.
Are you running for governor?
"I am thinking about it," said Rauner, 57, a...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 3:03 PM
A suburban man cheated the state out of nearly $1 million in gasoline sales taxes at two stations he owns, the Illinois Attorney General's office announced today.
Samer T. Farhan, 32, was arrested Thursday near his Palos Hills home and faces multiple...
| Mar 6, 2013
For the fifth year, consumer debt complaints topped the list of concerns reported to the Illinois attorney general's office, according to a 2012 Top 10 list released Tuesday.
Complaints "ranged from problems with mortgages, debt collection agencies to...
| Mar 7, 2013
When the Illinois Supreme Court acted to fill a vacancy on the Cook County bench this year, it looked no further than the chambers of one of its own — Justice Charles Freeman.
There the high court found law clerk Jean Cocozza.
Cocozza got her...
| Apr 5, 2013
Bruce Rauner, the multimillionaire Republican businessman who wants to become governor of Illinois, sat down with me for an interview Thursday and dodged questions about same-sex marriage.
It took about four tries to pin him down on where he stands, and...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Crestwood's former water supervisor may have signed public documents that concealed the use of a contaminated well, but she was merely a clerk who took orders from top village officials, one of her attorneys told a federal jury Tuesday.
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:04 PM
President Barack Hussein Obama came to Chicago last Friday to give a speech at Hyde Park Academy on the South Side, and I went to write about it.
Technically, this was my third time seeing the president speak live after making it to election night...
| Feb 22, 2013
The year-old national mortgage settlement has provided more than $45 billion in relief to distressed mortgage borrowers nationally, but improving the mortgage servicing process is proving to be more elusive.
In a report issued Thursday on the progress of...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:14 AM
The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday announced new rules governing mortgage foreclosures that will require lenders to prove to judges that they have exhausted all efforts to help a borrower before seeking a foreclosure judgment against the homeowner.
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:32 AM
SPRINGFIELD — A divided federal appeals court today rejected Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s request for a rehearing on the case where the state has been ordered to allow citizens to carry guns in public.
Madigan made the request...