| Apr 2, 2011
Actress Kaley Cuoco, who plays the neighbor of two socially inept physicists on "The Big Bang Theory," has listed her Sherman Oaks home at $949,000.
The gated Spanish-style house was built in 1937 but has been updated. Features include distressed...
| Dec 8, 2010
A five-year grant worth more than $3.6 million will allow Lake and McHenry counties to overhaul their community mental health systems for veterans, particularly those returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The grant was one of 20 awarded by the...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 7:46 PM
A prosecutor pointed jurors to a trove of government wiretaps as closing arguments began Wednesday at Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial, saying the undercover recordings prove his guilt by revealing what the then-governor said "when he thought that...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:15 PM
When lawmakers left the Statehouse at the end of May, the problem of fixing the nation's most underfunded state public employee pension system was left unresolved amid myriad political concerns and divides.
Despite Gov.Pat Quinn's decision to call...
| May 12, 2011
| 2:09 PM
The Obama administration is ordering an ambitious cleanup of the Chicago River, a dramatic step toward improving an urban waterway treated for more than a century as little more than an industrialized sewage canal.
In a letter obtained Wednesday by the...
| Aug 28, 2011
Cornelius Osborne may not seem like baby-sitting material.
He was convicted of raping two women. A succession of felonies, from robbery to failing to register as a sex offender, repeatedly sent him to prison, state records show.
But over more than two...
| Jul 15, 2011
While the political adage holds that to the winner go the spoils, under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, even some losers have done very well.
Take Dan Seals. He failed three times to win a North Shore congressional seat, and his tax returns showed he mostly...
| Apr 27, 2011
The Arizona Medical Board has taken emergency action to restrict the license of Allan Aven, a doctor who practiced in the Chicago area for decades, after a psychosexual assessment found he "is a danger to female patients and should not see them under...
| May 4, 2012
— Illinois voters this fall will be asked whether to make it tougher for state and local governments to sweeten public employee pensions under a measure lawmakers approved Thursday.
The proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution now goes on...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 10:19 AM
Rod Blagojevich fancies himself a student of history, one reason he argued at his corruption retrial last week that efforts to leverage a U.S. Senate vacancy into a Cabinet post or other influential job for him were part of a grand tradition in American...
| Aug 26, 2011
The Illinois Supreme Court has repeatedly granted new life to judges after they were rejected by Cook County voters, despite promising to end the questionable practice nearly 20 years ago.
A Tribune review found that since 2000, the Supreme Court has...