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This being Chicago, where political dynasties have their hands kissed by journalism and commerce, expect the following about former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, the former 7th Ward alderman: Lamentations for what might have been for...
Tags: Judges, Michael Jackson, Civil Rights, Local Elections, Lawyers
Tribune reporterAn Alsip man was sentenced today to probation and ordered to write an essay about the lynching of blacks in America after he pleaded guilty to an attack two years ago in which he and two friends put a noose around the neck of an African-American teenager...
Tags: Judges, Hate Crimes, Lawyers, Crime, Law and Justice, Crimes
Bruce Rauner, the multimillionaire bull in the quaint Illinois Republican china shop, sat down with me Wednesday morning at a diner on LaSalle Street to talk about politics. Are you running for governor? "I am thinking about it," said Rauner, 57, a...
Here it's already April — the White Sox have opened the season to the victorious stylings of pitcher Chris Sale — and I'm way late in giving out the March Moutza of the Month. It could have been awarded Sunday, but that was Easter Sunday for...
Letters to the editor from Orland Park residents: Thoughtful students Tribune columnist Barbara Brotman's "A philosophical experiment: College-level program offers students a new angle on education" (News, March 14) is a wonderful breath of...
The year-old national mortgage settlement has provided more than $45 billion in relief to distressed mortgage borrowers nationally, but improving the mortgage servicing process is proving to be more elusive. In a report issued Thursday on the progress of...
Change of SubjectA roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......
The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday announced new rules governing mortgage foreclosures that will require lenders to prove to judges that they have exhausted all efforts to help a borrower before seeking a foreclosure judgment against the homeowner. The...
Tribune reportersSlain teen Hadiya Pendleton was remembered today as a laughing youth who brought love and happiness to all her family and friends. Despite the heavy security because of the attendance of first lady Michelle Obama and other dignitaries, Hadiya's funeral...
Tags: Judges, Crime, Law and Justice, Gun Control, Baptist, Shootings
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — With Gov. Pat Quinn pressing for tougher gun laws, House Speaker Michael Madigan said today he will hold public hearings about what type of gun proposals Illinois should advance and to deal with a federal court ruling that would...
Change of SubjectHere is an archive, in reverse chronological order, of the Tribune's coverage of the Daniel Taylor case: News story: Criminal justice: Jail alibi doesn't outweigh confession -- Records show Daniel Taylor in jail when double murder occurred, but...
Clout StreetIt won’t be easy for Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn to find enough lawmakers to vote for the minimum wage increase, what with business groups pronouncing it a “job killer.” But the best news for Quinn is that key Democratic lawmakers...
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