| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:13 PM
The U.S. Senate today voted to confirm Chicago lawyer and former federal prosecutor Thomas M. Durkin to a vacant judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Currently a business litigator, Durkin, 58, becomes the sixth...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Kentucky Derby winner Orb drew the No. 1 post and was named the 1-1 morning line favorite for Saturday's Preakness at Pimlico Race Course.
Orb trainer Shug McGaughey said he didn't think the rail position would affect his horse.
"Not going to say I...
| May 7, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Itsmyluckyday will get another shot at Orb.
The Eddie Plesa Jr.-trained colt will train toward a Preakness run, his connections told Pimlico officials Tuesday. They'd been mulling over whether or not to go to the gate for the 138th running of the second...
| Oct 31, 2011
— Tucked amid the high bluffs of central Wisconsin, this town of 361 people appears to be like most others, with two old taverns, a gas station and a community center dotting its main drag.
But just up the hill, at the end of Pine Street, is the...
| Aug 31, 2011
Federal authorities on Tuesday charged the recently re-elected mayor of far southwest suburban Channahon with failing to file four years of federal tax returns.
Joseph Cook, 45, allegedly failed to report more than $250,000 of income from 2005 to 2008,...
| Sep 15, 2011
Madison, Wis., has been declared the most educated American city in rankings compiled by Men's Health magazine.
The Wisconsin capital, which the magazine described as the city "where the average household has more degrees than a thermometer," edged...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 8:07 AM
Officials at the State Fairgrounds held a news conference Sunday at 10 a.m., updating the media on the stage collapse at the Sugarland concert Saturday night.
Governor Mitch Daniels addressed the media saying, "There was no way we could have foreseen...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 6:02 PM
Hundreds of people gathered Monday morning to honor the victims of Saturday night's tragedy at the Indiana State Fair.
Five individuals lost their lives, after strong storms caused the stage at the Indiana State Fair to collapse. Several others who...
| Dec 16, 2010
| 9:33 PM
The Kings rallied once but couldnât do it twice, losing to the St. Louis Blues, 6-4, Thursday on Alexander Steenâs shot from the left circle that beat Jonathan Quick to the stick side at 17:07 of the third period. Jay......
| Jan 20, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Gertrude Maxwell, the philanthropic founder of Save-A-Pet Inc., died Tuesday, Jan. 18,Â in West Palm Beach. She was 99. She began her crusade at the age of 61 after attending a Chicago-area Humane Society meeting where she was shocked to learn that an...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Ballot for 2011 Hall of Fame announced Seventy-nine player and nine coaches made the ballot for the Class of 2011 College Football Hall of Fame....