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  • 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...
  • '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....
  • 75 achievements Oscar forgot

    When the Oscar nominations come out Tuesday, there are bound to be cries of injustice -- and in many cases, those charges will have merit. Can anyone really defend the exclusion from the Oscar nominee list in various years of movies such as "Some Like...
  • Hollinger 'milked' of cash, suit says

    Barbara Amiel-Black, wife of press baron Conrad Black, liked to tip the doorman at posh New York clothing retailer Bergdorf Goodman--and then expense it to her husband's company, Sun-Times owner Hollinger International Inc. Chicago-based Hollinger also...
  • Brought back to its glory

    As a teenager growing up in the Italianate-style brick house her well-to-do father built in 1872, Susan Lawrence led the good life in Springfield, a privileged one filled with parties and prestigious people. The only surviving child of Rheuna and Mary...
  • Blagojevich donors get state jobs

    Just three weeks after appointing Chicago attorney Jack Carriglio to a powerful state board that oversees billions of dollars in assets, Gov. Rod Blagojevich received a $25,000 campaign contribution from Carriglio's law firm. Carriglio, who declined to...
  • Shunned here, Helmut Jahn is out to prove he's more than flashy

    Shunned here, Helmut Jahn is out to prove he's more than flashy
    The nicknames--ouch!--the nicknames.     "Flash Gordon."     "Baron von High Tech."     "Genghis Jahn."     They have been hurled like bricks at Helmut Jahn and his glittering glass houses of commerce and government. Jahn--the prince of glitz. Jahn--...