| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Pat Byrnes, who may or may not wind up as a stay-at-home dad in Springfield, is currently balancing the care-taking duties for his two lovely young daughters with the promotional chores surrounding the publication of his insightful, funny and charming...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 9:33 PM
Slain teen Hadiya Pendleton was remembered today as a laughing youth who brought love and happiness to all her family and friends.
Despite the heavy security because of the attendance of first lady Michelle Obama and other dignitaries, Hadiya's funeral...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 9:47 PM
The funeral for Hadiya Pendleton on Saturday was a celebration of her life, just as her parents had wanted. But along with those moments of joyful remembrance, there was bitter awareness of the street violence that took her away.
In the front row,...
| 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
| 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...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 12:23 PM
State lawmakers met for the second time this week to talk about issues surrounding legislation that would allow people to carry guns outside the home, with much of the focus on today’s hearing about whether passengers should be allowed to bring guns...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 12, 2013
The legislative and political season looms -- and so do the figures who hold sway in those arenas. Trib Nation talked with political reporter Rick Pearson about the cast of politicians assembled in Illinois' on-going political drama...
Q: What makes...