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  • The 'sky port' that made it big

    The 'sky port' that made it big
    Midway is the little airport that could. Despite numerous hurdles, it managed to become the busiest airport in the world, a title it held for at least 15 years. Don't remember the golden age? The little airfield on the city's Southwest Side...
  • Former La Grange woman guilty in '03 slaying of boyfriend

    Former La Grange woman guilty in '03 slaying of boyfriend
    A Cook County judge found a woman who spent seven years on the run guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her boyfriend in La Grange in 2003. Sherry Halligan showed no visible reaction as Judge Hohn Hynes gave his verdict after a 5-day...
  • Antibiotics in livestock raising concerns up the food chain

    Antibiotics in livestock raising concerns up the food chain
    While Sam Spitz's friends were loading up on pizza for lunch, the Whitney Young High School sophomore opted for a chicken Caesar salad. Spitz was in training for a big sophomore baseball season — after having pitched on the school's varsity team...
  • Illinois police chiefs group president under investigation over helicopter program

    Illinois police chiefs group president under investigation over helicopter program
    Seven years ago, a small-town police chief launched a big dream to nab criminals and thwart terrorists from the air. Chief Timothy Swanson began a police helicopter program that initially drew raves. He secured six-figure federal grants. Nearly 100...
  • Man convicted of groping woman during flight

    Man convicted of groping woman during flight
    A federal jury convicted an Aurora man today of groping a woman as she napped last year on a flight from Las Vegas, where she and her husband had just celebrated their 34th anniversary. Prosecutors said it marked Srinivasa S. Erramilli’s third...
  • New mother of twins recovering after near-fatal condition

    New mother of twins recovering after near-fatal condition
    Two hours after giving birth to twins in northwest Indiana, Stacy Martinez was being loaded onto a helicopter to be rushed to University of Chicago Hospital. A nurse told the patient's friend Saturday to say her goodbyes because Martinez's life hung...
  • Chicago aldermen endorse $33 million settlements in two police cases

    Chicago aldermen endorse $33 million settlements in two police cases
    The City Council Finance Committee today endorsed spending $32.7 million to settle two police misconduct cases, including what may be the single largest payment of its kind in city history. The larger settlement, now set for a Thursday vote of the...
  • Emanuel halts Midway privatization bidding

    Emanuel halts Midway privatization bidding
    After picking two finalists for a lucrative lease of Midway Airport, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration Thursday abruptly halted its efforts to take the transportation hub private. Emanuel spokeswoman Sarah Hamilton said one group vying for the deal...
  • '1984' today

    '1984' today
    The stock price in dystopian literature has had a banner last few weeks. As the daily revelations on the magnitude of government-sponsored surveillance in the United States have come to light — along with wall-to-wall media saturation of...
  • Nelson Algren Short Story Awards: A look back at a rich history

    Nelson Algren Short Story Awards: A look back at a rich history
    An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
  • Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future

    Emanuel says no Midway lease in foreseeable future
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel left himself some wiggle room on trying again to privatize Midway Airport to raise money, saying today he was giving up the idea for "the foreseeable future" after recently halting the process of accepting bids to lease it. "I think...