| Feb 24, 2011
As Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel waved to an excited crowd at his election night victory party, another future Chicago leader stood with him. Amy Merritt Rule, Chicago's first lady in waiting, joined her husband on the stage, the first time she has done so...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 3:25 PM
The trial ended for the weekend as Assistant U.S. Atty. Reid Schar was asking if Rod Blagojevich was worried that convicted fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko was cooperating against him.
Was Blagojevich “concerned?” Schar asked...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Despite decades of efforts to restore and protect the Great Lakes, dozens of old power plants still are allowed to kill hundreds of millions of fish each year by sucking in massive amounts of water to cool their equipment.
Records obtained by the Tribune...
| Apr 25, 2011
It's hard to feel upbeat about spring weather if you suffer from seasonal allergies. While other people can spend all day outside without a sniffle, you can barely look at a field of grass or an oak tree without turning into a watery, miserable mess....
| Sep 15, 2010
An Iowa egg producer involved in the biggest egg recall in U.S. history received a positive test result for Salmonella enteritidis on Aug. 4, more than a week before the Food and Drug Administration confirmed the bacteria's presence and pressed the...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 7:36 PM
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel may have picked an outsider to run Chicago Public Schools, but he stuck with City Hall insiders to ensure the city's trains and buses run on time.
New CTA President Forrest Claypool, who has known Emanuel for decades, will...
| Oct 18, 2010
The wife of the Chicago businessman who scouted targets for the 2008 Mumbai attacks gave details about his ties to Pakistani militant groups to federal agents in New York City three years before the assault.
The FBI chased down the leads but determined...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 7:03 PM
The nanny checked on Madison Morr twice during her afternoon nap. The second time, Madison's skin was blue — her face was pressed against the bumper pad that lined the inside of her crib.
A medical examiner found the 5-month-old baby had...
| Sep 29, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration has warned three companies that market mouth-rinse products to stop making unsupported claims that they remove plaque and promote healthy gums.
The claims suggest the products, which are used by millions of Americans...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 1:12 PM
Maybe you've heard this one before: "No pain, no gain."
When it comes to athletic training, sometimes that pain is not just well-earned soreness from a solid workout. Sometimes it's a genuine injury.
How can an athlete — or someone who's just...
| Sep 29, 2010
A brief needle-in-the-back test could someday tell you, if you were inclined to know, whether you're likely to suffer from neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, and how bad the condition will be in your case.
Researchers are using...