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  • News of the Weird: Very Personal Hygiene

    News of the Weird: Very Personal Hygiene
    Orestes De La Paz's exhibit at the Frost Art Museum in Miami in May recalled Chuck Palahniuk's novel and film Fight Club, in which lead character Tyler Durden's principal income source was making upscale soap using discarded liposuctioned fat fetched from...
  • DuPage police searching for missing man near Addison

    DuPage police searching for missing man near Addison
    DuPage County officials are searching for a University of Illinois at Chicago student whose car and backpack were found near an Addison-area creek Thursday. Mateusz “Matt” Rybarski, 21, who lives in unincorporated DuPage County near Addison,...
  • School days shrinking in Illinois

    School days shrinking in Illinois
    America's traditional 180-day school year is more myth than reality in Illinois, as a jumble of state laws, rules and waivers allow districts to chip away instruction time, shorten school hours and cut the number of days students come to school. While...
  • Marilyn Lemak speaks

     
    Stacy St. Clair reports on the first interview granted by Marilyn Lemak, 54, the Naperville woman who murdered her three children in March, 1999. Lemak, who is serving a life sentence at the Dwight Correctional Center, refused many requests for......
  • Birkett: From heavy hitter to double dipper?

     
    Fifteen months ago, DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett (right) was one of the most prominent Republican politicians in Illinois. He was a two-time party nominee for statewide office and the odds-on favorite to be the GOP candidate for attorney.......
  • Column goes wrong: Simple correction isn't enough

     
    Apologies to DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett. My column Friday greatly and unfairly overstated the potential financial benefit to him if he were to be appointed associate Circuit Court judge before Jan. 1, and was based on the assumption......
  • DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett named to Illinois Appellate Court

     
    The seat he will be taking was held by former Cook County State's Attorney Jack O'Malley....
  • Quinn, Kirk should raise a glass to good fortune

     
    Sen.-elect Mark Kirk bought a beer Wednesday evening for his vanquished opponent, state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. But before Kirk leaves for Washington, he should also be sure to send a case of the finest spirits to the man who gave......
  • Monster Mash: Tim Burton exhibition opening in Toronto; NYU professor implants camera in head

     
    Dark sensibility: An exhibition featuring the art of filmmaker Tim Burton opens at Toronto's Bell Lightbox this week. The next stop on its tour will be the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in May. (CBC) Extreme: A New York......
  • Old case sheds new light on the death penalty debate

     
    A man posing as a neighbor needing to borrow a plunger raped a 29-year-old woman in her living room at the Maple Tree Apartments complex in west suburban Woodridge. Police quickly arrested and charged Marcus Lyons, also 29, and a......
  • The death penalty in Illinois, a partial chronology of modern events

     
    Eight years ago, Rob Warden, then as now the director of the Center on Wrongful Conviction at the Northwestern University School of Law, published the following timeline in the Tribune. The time to update it will be if and when,......