| Jun 21, 2010
| 8:03 PM
Rod Blagojevich may have been governor of Illinois but often appeared to do everything but run the state, dwelling instead on his political fortunes and his family's finances, two former top aides to Blagojevich testified at his political corruption trial...
| Jan 14, 2010
| 4:29 PM
Three days after announcing his plan to take on Connecticut's senior senator, Rob Simmons breezed past a bunch of kids sitting in the gym of the Regional Multicultural Magnet School in New London.
It wasn't a political appearance: Simmons was here to...
| Jul 8, 2010
| 7:17 PM
Rod Blagojevich's approval ratings had tanked and he was furious. Illinois voters were ingrates, the former governor complained to an aide on an undercover recording played at his corruption trial Thursday.
"I (expletive) busted my ass and pissed...
| Nov 16, 2009
In this second installment of our ongoing series on nutritional makeovers, we explored the kitchen of Kristy Noble and her sons Scott, 14, and Robert, 17.
Noble wants to prepare quick, nutritious meals on a budget while teaching her sons to eat...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 6:17 PM
John Seward never lost his affection for Duke basketball. A former all-conference forward, he returned to campus for games, ventured to a Final Four and held coach Mike Krzyzewski in high regard.
But Duke basketball did lose Seward after his first two...
| Mar 20, 2011
| 8:11 AM
Not that anyone doubted it, but yes, MIA werewolf Tyler Lockwood will return to Mystic Falls on CW's "The Vampire Diaries."
That not-so-suprising news came out of Michael Trevino's roundtable discussion Saturday at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment...
| Mar 21, 2011
Rye Rye has been on the cusp of rap stardom for some time. About three years ago, the trendy, provocative rapper M.I.A. discovered the Baltimore rapper, whose real name is Ryeisha Berrain, and hooked her up with a major record deal.
Last week, Rolling...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 12:46 PM
"The Vampire Diaries" compelled fans at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo on March 19 with a sizzle reel. Warner Bros. has provided this exclusive first look at the reel for everyone else. As you see above, it serves as a good recap of what's...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 5:24 PM
How did Japanese workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant jury-rig fire hoses to cool damaged reactors? Is contaminated water from waste pools overflowing into the Pacific Ocean? Exactly who is the national incident commander?
The answers to these...
| Mar 25, 2011
Danny Preston of Rainbow Arabia has the rare day job that might actually inspire his songwriting. By night, he mans the production duties for the global-noise electronica duo with his wife, Tiffany. But on weekdays, he charters private planes for the...
| Apr 2, 2011
| 5:50 PM
All in all, not a bad week. If you're in the too-strange-to-be-fiction business, that is, which I am.
There were two stories that moved the needle on the loopy meter way to the right: the ninja warrior at Sears, and the missing cobra at the Bronx Zoo....