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Jim Ryan

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  • Monday, August 29, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.   Greg Jarrett 6:49 a.m.  Dave Kaplan joins Greg Jarrett to break down the Bears' exhibition loss to the Titans.  7:09 a.m.  Get to know Connie Laverty, the CEO of Northstar Lottery Group, a private company hired by Governor Quinn...
  • Choosing a paint color sounds simple, but it's not

    Choosing a paint color sounds simple, but it's not
    They have been together for 10 years and they speak in the shorthand of couples who have grown comfortable with each other over time. "There are just too many choices. When I get overwhelmed, I know I can call him," said Linda Forchheimer of Bel Air....
  • Prosecutor: Former Woodridge cop used charity as 'personal slush fund'

    Prosecutor: Former Woodridge cop used charity as 'personal slush fund'
    Ex-Woodridge police officer Scott Webb used charity proceeds as a “personal slush fund,” a DuPage County prosecutor said at a Thursday hearing where Webb’s bail was increased by $500,000. Judge Kathryn Creswell raised Webb’s...
  • Greenfield church breaks away from ELCA over gay clergy issue

    Greenfield church breaks away from ELCA over gay clergy issue
    It's a church in crisis. Many Lutheran congregations are splintered over the issue of openly gay clergy. Some are considering leaving the faith's largest evangelical group to join another. One congregation in Greenfield has played a role in the creation...
  • Charges against Tony Rezko, one of the governor's closest fundraisers, could stir firestorm on eve of election

    Federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday that Antoin "Tony" Rezko used his influence as one of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's closest advisers and fundraisers to seek millions of dollars in kickbacks and campaign donations from firms seeking state business. Rezko's...
  • Rezko gavel-to-gavel: Week 1

    Rezko rewind. Day 4 March 7, 2008; 4:38 a.m. The Tony Rezko corruption trial finally got down to the substance Thursday, with opening statements and the first witness testimony making it abundantly clear why this is likely to be an uncomfortable case...
  • Lisa Madigan denies asking for Senate seat

    As the scandal surrounding Gov. Rod Blagojevich unfolds, Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan is hardly a disinterested observer. A potential candidate for governor in 2010, Madigan unsuccessfully sought an Illinois Supreme Court ruling that Blagojevich was unfit to...
  • Forest Park writes its next chapter

    Forest Park writes its next chapter
    Chicago native Kevin Bellie's history with Forest Park stretches back two decades, when he first joined Circle Theatre, then a relatively young company founded in 1985 in this near west suburb. In the years since, as he's become more involved with the...
  • Stars test the waters with hydrogen cars

    Stars test the waters with hydrogen cars
    Oscar-winning writer and director Paul Haggis owns four Toyota Priuses and is high on the waiting list to buy a $100,000 Tesla electric roadster. But when he heard about the new Honda FCX Clarity, a hydrogen-powered car that gets 270 miles on a tank and...
  • 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......