| Sep 22, 2011
What if lawmakers passed a bill that allowed two dozen hand-picked political insiders to fan out across the state and walk up to you and demand your cash?
Not ask but demand.
Got a problem?
There is no passion in the demand, no anger, no urgency....
| Nov 28, 2011
| 5:01 PM
A Naperville lawyer accused of defrauding his law partners out of hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for a lavish lifestyle was sentenced Monday to 42 months in prison.
Steven D. Gustafson, 47, had been found guilty on four counts of forgery,...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 10:45 AM
After hotel tax figures came in this year, the city of Chicago for the first time had to pitch in extra money to help pay off renovations and maintenance to Soldier Field and U.S. Cellular Field, home of the White Sox.
When the stadium’s owner, the...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 6:36 PM
It turns out that Chicago taxpayers may not be on the hook for more than $1 million for renovations at Soldier Field and U.S. Cellular Field.
The Illinois Sports Facilities Authority said Thursday that the shortfall in hotel tax revenue it used to make...
| Sep 24, 2011
Cellini and politicians
William Cellini was a boy wonder of sorts who was elected Springfield's commissioner of streets and public improvements at age 28.
He was appointed to Gov. Richard Ogilvie's cabinet by showing a strong ability to be flexible in...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 7:30 PM
Prosecutors stepped back in time Thursday at the federal trial of William Cellini to show how they believe the political insider for years cozied up to Illinois governors and wielded influence with key decision-makers in state government.
| May 22, 2011
His friends knew he had a way with words. So when some filmmakers acquainted with Jo Nesbo asked the Norwegian crime writer to suggest a title for their upcoming horror movie, he tried to oblige.
After musing on the story — friends go on a...
| May 18, 2011
| 7:04 AM
With the final season of "The Closer" approaching TNT announced Wednesday that it will launch a spin-off called "Major Crimes" starring Mary McDonnell as Capt. Raydor, who was often butting heads with Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra...
| Apr 28, 2009
| 4:30 PM
Congratulations to NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol, who was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th annual Sports Emmy Awards Monday night. Ebersol received the award in a ceremony featuring from Muhammad Ali and the commissioners/CEOs of...
| May 19, 2009
(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...
| Aug 10, 2007
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...