| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Former congressman Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty today to charges of possessing pornographic images and videos, two days after his arrest at a hotel in Zimbabwe.
The state-owned newspaper The Herald reported that Reynolds was found with pornography...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Less than a year after disgraced former Rep. Mel Reynolds ran a failed bid for Congress under the slogan of “redemption,” the convicted sex offender is again facing allegations of sexual misconduct, this time in Zimbabwe, according to...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
SOCHI, Russia -- There are two things I probably forgot to mention about my time here at the Winter Olympics in Russia.
But now that I'm wrapping up, I'll tell you.
One is that there are palm trees everywhere, the fronds wafting in the warm breezes...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Countless musicians have told us about "riding on the City of New Orleans" and "Old Man River." The two combine in an interesting journey offered by Vacations By Rail. The 11-day package starts with two days to explore Chicago before boarding the City...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:34 AM
State Treasurer Dan Rutherford routinely roomed overnight in hotels and a Chicago apartment with a low-level treasurer's office employee whom he has given a 50 percent pay hike, raising questions about the workplace judgment of the Republican candidate...
| Feb 11, 2014
The glossy campaign fliers arrived in time to help Harvey's besieged mayor.
Eric Kellogg's police department was mired in scandal, reports of violent crime were rising and challengers were calling him corrupt.
But the fliers showed a different...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 6:02 AM
As Mayor Rahm Emanuel piles up campaign cash ahead of his run for re-election next year, he continues to collect contributions from real estate developers who need his administration's approval to build their multimillion-dollar projects.
Since June, at...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:52 PM
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- The wind and the rain arrived Friday, perhaps a prelude to a nasty weekend. Leave it to a pair of Texans — Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth — to thrive in Crosby Clambake conditions at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-...
| Feb 7, 2014
Wednesday dawned grim and gray in Chicago, with wind-whipped snow and thoughts of all the glamorous places we could be but weren't.
Perched at the top of the list: Sochi for the Winter Olympics.
Oh, how we envied our Chicago Tribune colleagues,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:10 AM
Love is in the air. In Chicago, love looks a lot like snow, but, trust me, there's love in the air. And when Valentine's Day rolls around next week, Chicago's restaurants will be ready.
Ada St.: A three-course menu ($40) will be served, with seatings at...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:31 PM
A former Chicago real estate developer who converted hotels in Chicago, Miami Beach and other cities into condominium-hotels has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty last year on federal tax evasion charges, prosecutors said....