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  • The gentle art of trumpeter Bobby Lewis

    The gentle art of trumpeter Bobby Lewis
    Each January, the Jazz Showcase turns its spotlight toward Chicago artists, enabling the club to bypass costlier touring attractions at a time of year when audiences typically are small. That's a boon not only to the city's musicians but to listeners,...
  • What if...?

     
    I know, I know. Woulda, coulda, shoulda … But ask yourself: What if, back in early 2002, then-Mayor Richard Daley had shown a bit of loyalty, leadership and courage during the Democratic primary race for governor? He very well could......
  • Best of Plein Air named

    Best of Plein Air named The Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn. recently held an opening reception and awards ceremony for their sixth annual "Best of Plein Air" show at The Esther Wells Collection, where 60 of the 200 paintings entered by LPAPA members were...
  • Birkett: Death penalty all fixed

     
    Joe Birkett interrupted me with a scornful, dismissive, "Oh, come on!" Not bad! We were more than 90 minutes into an extraordinary debriefing session with the often prickly DuPage County state's attorney Wednesday morning, and this was the first and......
  • Birkett: If it had been up to me, DuPage County would not have put Rolando Cruz on trial

     
    In an extraordinary, two-hour interview with a handful of reporters and commentators -- including some who have been highly critical of his office -- Du Page County State's Attorney Joe Birkett said Wednesday morning that, in his opinion, charges never......
  • Quinn, Kirk should raise a glass to good fortune

     
    Sen.-elect Mark Kirk bought a beer Wednesday evening for his vanquished opponent, state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. But before Kirk leaves for Washington, he should also be sure to send a case of the finest spirits to the man who gave......
  • Election 2002: State-by-State Results

    Here are the results of elections around the nation Tuesday. Not all returns were available at press time. ALABAMA Governor: Democratic Gov. Donald Siegelman won reelection over Republican Rep. Bob Riley. Senate: Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions held...
  • Miss Cleo's callers don't get fair deal, prosecutor says

    "Miss Cleo" sells herself on television as a psychic -- so she may have seen this one in the cards. Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in Sangamon County Circuit Court, accusing Access Resource Services Inc. of Fort...
  • Insider linked to hospital inquiry

    For years, Stuart Levine has been one of the consummate insiders of Illinois Republican politics, a multimillionaire businessman and attorney who donated nearly $2 million to state and federal candidates while finding his way onto several state boards....
  • Inquiry challenges Blagojevich's image

    Just weeks before he is expected to formally announce his re-election bid, Gov. Rod Blagojevich finds himself defending his administration against a deepening federal investigation of corruption in the state's public pension funds. For Blagojevich, the...
  • Indicted GOP insider aids feds' probe of state

    Republican insider Stuart Levine, indicted for alleged corruption at two state boards, is cooperating with the federal investigation of state government, sources familiar with the case said Friday. Levine, who was reappointed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich to...