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  • Hot Property: Kaley Cuoco selling in Sherman Oaks

    Hot Property: Kaley Cuoco selling in Sherman Oaks
    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...
  • Lake-McHenry project to expand available services to veterans

    Lake-McHenry project to expand available services to veterans
    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...
  • Blagojevich portrayed as desperate and corrupt as closing arguments begin

    Blagojevich portrayed as desperate and corrupt as closing arguments begin
    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...
  • Pension reform elusive in Illinois

    Pension reform elusive in Illinois
    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...
  • U.S. demands Chicago River cleanup

    U.S. demands Chicago River cleanup
    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...
  • State paid sex offenders as baby sitters

    State paid sex offenders as baby sitters
    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...
  • Defeated Democrats do well under Quinn

    Defeated Democrats do well under Quinn
    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...
  • Emergency action to restrict ex-area doctor who allegedly preyed on patients

    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...
  • Illinois voters to decide on pension proposal in November

    Illinois voters to decide on pension proposal in November
    — 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...
  • One defendant, yet three sides to Rod Blagojevich

    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...
  • State high court overrules voters on judge picks

    State high court overrules voters on judge picks
    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...