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  • Madigan wants 3,000 of their appointees fired

    Madigan wants 3,000 of their appointees fired
    SPRINGFIELD -- Thousands of politically connected workers would be swept from the top state agency jobs or board appointments they got from scandal-tarnished ex-Govs. George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich under a measure offered Thursday by Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan.
  • Former U. of I. leaders put much of blame for clout list on trustees

    Former presidents and chancellors of the University of Illinois are laying much of the blame for the current admissions scandal at the feet of trustees, calling for sweeping changes on the board and the way it is appointed. A letter from four former U....

    'Rich Man, Poor Man: The Complete Collection'

    'Rich Man, Poor Man: The Complete Collection'
    One of the television programs most anticipated to hit DVD finally debuts in the format, with the original mid-1970s ABC miniseries and the "Book II" sequel encompassed by this nine-disc set. Peter Strauss and Nick Nolte play the dissimilar Jordache...

    Part 4: 10 things you might not know about Chicago's northern suburbs

    Part 4: 10 things you might not know about Chicago's northern suburbs
    The northern suburbs have a reputation as a refuge from crime, and that's often true. But in 1934, the body of famed outlaw "Baby Face" Nelson was found in what is now Skokie. Here are some other facts that may be surprising about our northern neighbors:...

    3-D TV scare from Australia: Don't watch 3-D if you're fat, sleepy or drunk

     
    According to this hilarious story from Variety, which would make for a great "Daily Show" sketch once Jon Stewart gets done lambasting Muslim extremists, Samsung's Australian website is warning 3-D TV viewers to stay away from the TV if "you...