| Jan 29, 2014
| 12:21 PM
The Cook County judge presiding over the NATO 3 trial today shot down a motion by prosecutors to put into evidence a list of four police stations found on a computer seized from the Bridgeport apartment where the three were staying with 12 others.
| May 12, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Metra's new chief of police says he will bring over 14 years of command experience at the Illinois State Police to the task of reforming an embattled department criticized for poor performance.
The appointment of Joseph Perez was announced Monday,...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Cook County prosecutors want the so-called NATO 3 given at least 14 years each in prison at their sentencing Friday.
The three out-of-state men – Brian Church, Jared Chase and Brent Betterly – were convicted of possessing Molotov cocktails...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Cook County prosecutors raised the specter of the Boston Marathon bombings in asking for hefty sentences for three alleged anarchists convicted of making crude Molotov cocktails in the lead-up to the 2012 NATO summit, but a judge ended up imposing more...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:58 AM
An influential Chicago organization is aiming to launch a major international summit next year focusing on how cities can thrive and grow in an increasingly globalized economy.
Like the NATO Summit in 2012, the global cities gathering would seek to bring...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was “cracking jokes” not long after undergoing a medical procedure to unblock his arteries Thursday at a downtown hospital, his second-in command said, but the department disclosed scant details...
| Jan 29, 2014
Wednesday's print column Church, Chase & Betterly If I had to pick just one anecdote from the ongoing NATO 3 trial as most illustrative of what a farce it appears to be, I'd pick the bow-and-arrow story. According to the......
| May 18, 2012
| 11:29 PM
As the NATO summit approached, Chicago police Friday continued to hold several people suspected of making Molotov cocktails but would say nothing about the arrests, adding to a growing mystery over the nature of the investigation.
Police earlier Friday...
| May 31, 2012
| 6:35 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel put the arm on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today, making a case for a Super Bowl to be held at Soldier Field.
Don’t start making plans to buy tickets yet, however. Chicago's lakefront is often arctic in February, and the...
| May 22, 2012
| 10:52 AM
In 1914, young German men, brought up in the martial legacy of Bismarck’s Prussia, boarded trains for the front in a festival atmosphere as young women showered them with flowers and kisses. There lay the promise of glory and adventure—not...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:11 PM
Amy Rule sat among a roomful of high school seniors, participating in a lesson on personal finances.
Students passed around a coin while reciting some common money sayings and myths.
Chicago’s first lady offered, “Money grows on trees,&...