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  • Tougher Chicago penalties for abuse of disabled placards

    Tougher Chicago penalties for abuse of disabled placards
    People who illegally use disability placards to park in free or convenient spaces could have their vehicles impounded and also be required to pay a fine of up to $3,000, under a plan endorsed Monday  by a City Council committee. The plan was proposed...
  • Relatives of lobbyists, campaign donors got lawmakers' help to enter U. of I.

    Relatives of lobbyists, campaign donors got lawmakers' help to enter U. of I.
    Politicians exerted their influence at the University of Illinois to boost admissions prospects for the relatives of lobbyists, fundraisers, a union leader and other connected applicants, a Tribune investigation has found. The first broad analysis of who...
  • Blagojevich struggled with credibility long before his conviction

    Blagojevich struggled with credibility long before his conviction
    As a candidate and as governor, Rod Blagojevich loved to toss around the word "corrupt" as he heaped scorn on the business-as-usual nature of Illinois politics. So his reaction to the 2006 conviction of his predecessor, George Ryan, was totally in...
  • Quinn goes after gambling bill at state fair

    Quinn goes after gambling bill at state fair
    SPRINGFIELD--Gov. Pat Quinn opened a day of Democratic politicking at the Illinois State Fair today by criticizing legislation that allows slot machines at the fairground racetrack. Quinn also expressed deep reservations  about putting slot machines at...
  • Tweets take their (expletive) place among city's rich literary tradition

    Tweets take their (expletive) place among city's rich literary tradition
    Olivia Clemens, Mark Twain's wife, once tried to shock her husband out of his habit of profane tirades by repeating one to him verbatim. Bemused, he replied that he hoped he didn't sound like that because, "You got the words right, Livy, but you don't...
  • Green Tie Ball returns to Emerald City

    Green Tie Ball returns to Emerald City
    It was a return to the Emerald City for guests at the 20th annual Green Tie Ball, held on the factory grounds at A. Finkl and Sons, 2011 N. Southport Ave. Co-chairs Tim Smithe (Walter E. Smithe) and Stephanie Castagnier (NBC's "Apprentice") hosted more...
  • Why we're staying on the issue of teenage driving deaths

    Why we're staying on the issue of teenage driving deaths
    I think all of us who were around in 2006, when the Tribune embarked on the Teens at the Wheel project, appreciate how important the issue of teen driving is. And, I like to think that our year-long emphasis on the topic and all the related issues gave...
  • Rep. Burke's scholarship records subpoenaed by feds

    Rep. Burke's scholarship records subpoenaed by feds
    Federal grand jurors have sought records of legislative scholarships handed out by Democratic state Rep. Dan Burke of Chicago, a sign that authorities kept up a probe of the tuition waiver program even as legislators were moving to end it this spring. On...
  • Illinois House expels Rep. Derrick Smith over bribery charge

    Illinois House expels Rep. Derrick Smith over bribery charge
    State lawmakers today kicked out a West Side Democrat accused of taking a $7,000 bribe, marking the first expulsion from the Illinois House since 1905. Rep. Derrick Smith failed to show up to defend himself or hear his fellow House lawmakers condemn...
  • Police officer picked to fill Derrick Smith seat in Illinois House

    Police officer picked to fill Derrick Smith seat in Illinois House
    West Side Democratic leaders on Friday picked Chicago police officer Eddie Winters to fill the seat vacated by former Rep. Derrick Smith, who was kicked out of office over a federal bribery charge by his Illinois House colleagues last week.   Winters will...
  • Man convicted of killing Robeson basketball star

    Man convicted of killing Robeson basketball star
    A Cook County jury tonight convicted a man in the slaying of a high school basketball player during a melee outside a movie theater on Chicago's Southwest Side more than six years ago.   Eddie Fenton, 27, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the...