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  • Plain text: George Ryan's deposition

     
    I'm not a fan of .pdf files for many things, so, once again, I've taken a .pdf in the news -- The deposition upon oral examination of George Ryan -- and cut and pasted the plain text. This always results......
  • Commutation for George Ryan?

    (WGN-AM)- A lawyer for George Ryan says he'll ask President Barack Obama to commute the former governor's more than six-year sentence. Ryan's attorney, former Gov. Jim Thompson, says he'll present a petition to Obama while keeping in mind the president...
  • Gibson still carving out his corner of cyberspace

    VANCOUVER, Canada -- Back then, it didn't seem like a great career move. "I don't think anyone told me that I was crazy," William Gibson recalled last week, sitting on the leafy patio of a Creole restaurant near his home. "But they didn't read science...
  • U. of I. admissions system changed in 2002, former employee says

    U. of I. admissions system changed in 2002, former employee says
    The University of Illinois formalized its system for tracking clouted applicants after an unqualified student with ties to ex- Gov. Jim Thompson was rejected, angering a top administrator who reversed the decision, a former admissions worker testified...
  • Kirk Officially Announces Senate Run

    (WGN-AM)- Five-term North Shore Rep. Mark Kirk formally announced his bid for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate today, billing himself as an independent who wants to lead others who are "not afraid to stand alone" against the corruption that...
  • Extension 720 Audio Archives, December 2006

    We name the best (and worst) books of 2006 with Ron Grossman, top features writer for the Chicago Tribune, and Joe Morris, a frequent guest on Extension 720 and a partner in the Morris and De La Rosa law firm. (12/27/06) Books of the Year (75:29) Four...
  • Hutton Wilkinson fabric line pays homage to Tony Duquette

    Hutton Wilkinson fabric line pays homage to Tony Duquette
    To launch a collection of his luxury textiles by manufacturer Jim Thompson, designer Hutton Wilkinson opened the doors last week to Dawnridge -- his Beverly Hills residence that he purchased and preserved as a living museum to the extravagant vision of...
  • 'The Killer Inside Me'

    'The Killer Inside Me'
    First filmed in the mid-1970s, novelist Jim Thompson's melodrama about a deputy sheriff who's secretly a serial killer may seem less unique in the age of television's "Dexter," but it remains a potent vehicle for its main star ... in this case, Casey...
  • Day of family fun and football fundraising

    Day of family fun and football fundraising
    The John Burroughs High School Arrowhead Club roared into Johnny Carson Park with its 23rd annual car show fundraiser Sunday. Staged with the assistance of the Burbank Kiwanis For Fun Foundation, this annual event benefits the Burroughs football program....
  • State Farm stays in Florida, but we all could pay more

    State Farm won't pull out of Florida after all. But homeowners shouldn't rejoice just yet. The insurance giant will raise residential-property premiums by 14.8 percent. Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said Wednesday that an agreement...
  • Dark Passages: Knockout debuts of the 'decade'

    Dark Passages: Knockout debuts of the 'decade'
    Purists may differ on the semantics, arguing that the new decade won't start for another 11 months, but psychologically, it's hard not to be swayed by the switch from 19 to 20, and from leaving "two-thousand-nine" for "twenty-ten." And so, by consensus,...