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  • Marine shot by O.C. deputy is buried in Illinois hometown

     
    The unarmed U.S. Marine who was fatally shot by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy in a darkened high school parking lot in February, was buried Friday afternoon after a service in his hometown of Joliet, Ill. Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr.,......
  • Remembering 'the eagle that is forgotten'

     
    John Peter Altgeld Reader Russell T writes: I grew up in Chicago and have been living in Aachen, Germany, for the past two and a half years. Yesterday, we had the day off for May Day, for which we have......
  • 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,......
  • 2012 Lexus LFA: First Drive

     
    When Lexus offered a few laps in its new LFA supercar at a local racetrack, I jumped at what might be Cars.com's only opportunity to drive the limited-production car. Of the 173 units allocated for the U.S. out of 500......
  • Midwest Gas Prices Spike Overnight

     
    Memorial Day came and went, and with it went lower gas prices for many in the Midwest. Overnight, gas stations around Chicago and Indianapolis raised prices significantly. In Elgin, Ill., a Chicago suburb, prices rose 40 cents in 24 hours,......
  • Plea for help is a jolly old scam

     
    To judge from my inbox, London is a perilous place. In the last several years, I’ve received dozens of anguished emails from friends reporting that they’ve been mugged while on vacation in that fabled city. “All cash, cell phones and.......
  • Judge halts Illinois from ending Catholic Charities adoption contracts… for now.

     
    Illinois has decided to end its involvement and financial contracts for Catholic Charities’ adoption and foster services in the wake of the religious organization’s refusal to follow the state’s new civil unions law and existing anti-...
  • Drew Peterson's lawyers to Hollywood: Knock it off!

     
    The letter below was sent by Chicago attorney Walter Maksym to a variety of people and companies involved in the production of the film “Ladykiller: The Drew Peterson Story” July 12, 2011 Please be advised that I represent Drew W.......
  • Child welfare groups join case against Illinois Catholic Charities

     
    More news from the ever-evolving case of Catholic Charities versus the state of Illinois over the newly passed civil unions law. Lambda Legal, the national legal organization committed to the civil rights of LGBT people, has filed a friend-of-the-court...
  • Judge: Illinois can drop Catholic Charities over discrimination

     
    A judge in Sangamon County, Illinois has ruled that the state does not have to renew its foster and adoption contracts with Catholic Charities. Illinois ended the over $30 million dollars in annual contracts last month after Catholic Charities said it...
  • Catholic Charities denied stay in Illinois adoption contract case

     
    The ongoing legal battle between Catholic Charities and the state of Illinois over the organization’s state-funded contracts, and their refusal to grant adoption and foster care services to same-sex couples in civil unions, continues with the church...