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  • Rainy start to cool weekend in Chicago

    Rainy start to cool weekend in Chicago
    Fall weather will arrive in Chicago this weekend, with cooler temperatures mixing with rain. After a cloudy start to the day today--with some rain hitting the south part of the region--the sun came out this morning. But things will start changing this...
  • Police investigate if motorist found dead off I-57 is missing Kankakee-area man

    Police investigate if motorist found dead off I-57 is missing Kankakee-area man
    Authorities are trying to determine whether a man found dead in a pickup truck that had gone into a tree is a man reported missing after leaving his South Side job to head home to Kankakee  in August. Richard Roberts, 47, of St. Michael's Drive in...
  • Big Man on Campus

    Big Man on Campus
        Big Man on Campus is Zeta Tau Alpha's philanthropy to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness and Education. It is a male beauty pageant that is held in Elliot Hall of Music on March 4th, 2011. Doors open at 6:30 and the show begins at 7pm. Each...
  • Small town shocked at deaths of family of 5

    Small town shocked at deaths of family of 5
    EMINGTON, Ill. -- This tiny central Illinois town was at a loss Friday to explain why five newcomers, a man, woman and three young children -- one a baby -- were found shot to death a week before Christmas. Livingston County police responded to a call of...
  • Jackson expects to be 'vindicated' in ethics probe

    Jackson expects to be 'vindicated' in ethics probe
    KANKAKEE — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said Saturday night he expects to be “vindicated” in a House ethics probe looking at his involvement in trying to secure President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat from then-Gov. Rod...
  • Sprint announces first 4G LTE cities for mid-2012 -- no L.A. yet

     
    Later this year, Sprint plans to launch its 4G LTE network in the cities of Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio; no plans for Los Angeles have been announced as of yet....
  • City kids get lesson in bacon, bloodshed

    City kids get lesson in bacon, bloodshed
    My 7-year-old loves bacon. She loves it almost as much she loves pigs who are still alive. And so our recent farm visit to witness a slaughter was not easy. For years I've been talking to Miranda and her brother, Joe, about appreciating the sources...
  • Pop & Hiss premiere: TiRon gets down with 'Band on the Run' in new video

     
    Since the "Day of the Locust," Hollywood Boulevard has been the metaphor of choice for dreams deferred. TiRon was raised in Kankakee, Ill., but has been based in Los Angeles since junior high school. His new video for "Down" finds......
  • 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,......
  • The Quinn empire strikes back

     
    After a long weekend of keeping a very low public profile on the tax issue, the Quinn administration is showing signs of fighting back against critics. Here's a fact sheet his office just sent over (note to the easily confused......
  • Sales tax loophole leaves some cities, towns crying foul as firms exploit Illinois law

    Sales tax loophole leaves some cities, towns crying foul as firms exploit Illinois law
    Dozens of companies doing business in the Chicago area are routing their sales through small outlying municipalities with low sales tax rates, siphoning tens of millions of dollars from city and suburban taxing districts. These companies, ranging from...