| Aug 3, 2014
The U.S. government in recent years has started building a database of consumer complaints about banks and credit card companies, and levying millions of dollars in fines against what it believes to be bad actors. Now there's a potential new...
| Sep 27, 2009
As University of Illinois became increasingly competitive and costly, some well-connected applicants had a double advantage: Clout not only got them on campus, it also got them free tuition.
University e-mails and a state report show that some students...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that he has appointed a former Illinois Department of Transportation special projects manager to replace Sandi Jackson as 7th Ward alderman.
Natashia Holmes left IDOT in 2012 and recently worked as a project manager...
| Oct 20, 2004
Determined to vote in the primary elections earlier this year, Darrell Price said he had to climb out of his wheelchair and crawl down a flight of steps to his polling place in a residential building on the Near South Side.
Price eventually had to tip...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Johnny Dudek had piercing blue eyes, swooping bangs and a perfect grin — thanks to the braces that came off not long ago. Soon to turn 16, he was excited about getting the white Grand Am his grandmother left him before she died, though his parents...
| Feb 9, 2013
Peggy Parish, author of the original Amelia Bedelia books that tickle children with their literal translations and mischievous wordplay, shared a bit of the fictional housekeeper's innocence in her real-world encounters.
Her nephew, Herman Parish, tells...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Glen Ellyn's Matt Slowinski finished 29th in the Illinois Open, which wrapped up July 23 at the Glen Club in Glenview.
Slowinski, an assistant PGA golf pro at Glen Oak in Glen Ellyn, carded a 224 in the three-round tourney.
He opened play with a 72;...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:41 PM
It seems that the national media and especially the Tribune is very interested in publicizing anything that might be critical of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. What he has done to turn the state of Wisconsin around is truly remarkable, yet since he is a...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Try to check out a hot new book or movie at your local library, and you're likely to get put on a long waiting list.
Libraries in the Chicago area are trying to change that by offering a new online checkout service. Instead of having a limited number...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Before each performance of the five-hour "Einstein on the Beach," violinist Jennifer Koh must endure at least one hour in the makeup chair to transform her from a thirtysomething woman to the gray, wizened Nobel Prize-winning physicist — a head-to-...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Arlington Heights' village manager is retiring this summer after more than two decades on the job.
Bill Dixon announced April 9 that he is leaving the top administrative post on June 27. His full salary package after a recent raise is now $207,092,...