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KickingTiresDJH, from Springfield, Ill., is certainly a fan of his new 2011 Jaguar XJL . In fact, no German carmaker even comes close to what you get for the price of the Jag, says DJH. The XJL is a long-wheelbase......
The Swampby Mark Silva That arc of history which President Barack Obama likes to cite is not limited to rhetoric: A bust of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sits in the modestly remodeled Oval Office of the 44th president -......
KickingTires???Alex??? from Springfield, Ill., recently bought a 2010 Volkswagen GTI, and while he???s not 100% down on the car, his list of complaints is long. After driving in the GTI for a while, Alex kept finding small things about the......
Tags: Passenger Cars, Vehicles, Volkswagen
The Swampby Mark Silva Barack Obama's political career has not always been a meteoric tale. Obama was viewed among activists in Chicago's black community "as a newcomer... a kind of do-gooder from Harvard... somebody who was biracial, who was not them,......
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Illinois — where politicians force law-abiding citizens to bring a bat to a gunfight. An amazing video released Wednesday that shows a Chicago shopkeeper fighting for his life should be a commercial for Second Amendment rights in this, the only...
Selling the grass as greener in his dusty, drought-plagued state, Texas Gov. Rick Perry came to Chicago this week to paint his state as a commercial paradise and Illinois into a corner. Perry is out to poach Illinois businesses and jobs. He says it's...
On the weekend of Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee, a group gathered in Evanston to commune once again with the abiding musical myth of a different British royal court. The opening night audience at Cahn Auditorium on Saturday for this Light Opera...
The Big Ten's inept showing in nonconference play got me wondering whether recruiting is the problem. Using Rivals.com's rankings, I looked back at the past five recruiting classes, including this year's group of seniors, to see whether Top 100 recruits...
Bruce Rauner, the multimillionaire Republican businessman who wants to become governor of Illinois, sat down with me for an interview Thursday and dodged questions about same-sex marriage. It took about four tries to pin him down on where he stands,...
Abraham Lincoln has been given many titles over the years: Rail Splitter, Great Emancipator, even, to the detriment of the undead, Vampire Hunter. Some of these have more historical credibility than others. But one that he's earned without question,...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a bit of news Tuesday when he ranked legalizing gay marriage third on his list of legislative priorities for Illinois lawmakers in the months ahead, just after pension reform and gambling expansion. "The time for marriage equality...
Ever want to learn how to become a politician? Then you can still sign up for the famed "Burris School of Politics." The course is taught by the Illinois political laughingstock and former U.S. Sen. Roland "Tombstone" Burris, whose ego is so huge that...
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