| Aug 9, 2012
| 4:32 PM
From the Huffington Post: Wheaton College, an evangelical liberal arts school in Illinois, asked a Washington, D.C. federal court on (Aug. 1) for an emergency injunction against the Obama administration's contraception coverage mandate because the rule...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Nine female Blanding’s turtles were placed near the shoreline of a pond in a private section of Brookfield Zoo on Tuesday morning.
Some required a little help to find their new watery home while others immediately began to shuffle their way into...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a severe stroke in January, met Thursday with Rep. Judy Biggert, who said he is “back on his game” and even wisecracking about his treadmill — which he calls his “dreadmill.”...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 8:13 PM
Reeling from the weekend attack that left six worshippers and the gunman dead at a suburban Milwaukee temple, local Sikh leaders Monday offered guests sweet hot tea, a vegetarian meal and an education.
They welcomed outsiders to join them for prayer...
| May 7, 2013
| 3:49 PM
WASHINGTON — Asking for mercy for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote to a federal judge last month calling Jackson intelligent, charming and entertaining – the “highlight of our karaoke...
| May 8, 2013
— Asking for mercy for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote to a federal judge last month calling Jackson intelligent, charming and entertaining — the "highlight of our karaoke nights."
| Apr 19, 2013
| 8:11 PM
With a few more rain showers and even snow flurries predicted in the Chicago area Friday, rescue workers pulled stranded residents from their flood-damaged homes while Gov. Pat Quinn declared 38 counties state disaster areas.
Gov. Quinn’s office...
| Nov 14, 2012
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has conducted private business ventures through a little-known government office that has cost taxpayers about $1.8 million, a Tribune investigation has found.
Federal law allows former House speakers to...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:03 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A Chicago police officer working an investigation in East Hazel Crest fatally shot a driver who sped toward him, authorities said. Chicago detectives were conducting surveillance around 9:...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 11:57 AM
Two Glen Ellyn teens who police say used a pellet gun to shoot out 30 car windows and a residential window have been charged with four felony counts of criminal damage to property, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday.
| Jul 16, 2012
| 1:36 PM
A DuPage County judge today set an August date to hear testimony that a Wheaton man accused of a stabbing a neighbor to death may have been suffering frompost-traumatic stress disorder from a 1980s military accident.
Judge Daniel Guerin set the Aug. 21...