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The strange saga of Richard Ramirez, the serial killer known as the "Night Stalker," who died Friday, had all the earmarks of a grungy low-budget thriller come to life. With his random, sensationalistic crimes, his startling capture by an angry mob and...
Chicago Tribune reporterTwo years before his assassination, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. rented an apartment in Chicago. At the time, blacks and whites here lived lives as firmly separated as in the Deep South, where his civil rights crusade had begun. African-Americans faced...
“Mad Men” returned to AMC Sunday night with a premiere that was criticized by some for being too slow – perhaps a touch ironic, given that the episode saw Don Draper and his colleagues ringing in 1968, a year that was anything but...
To me, a kid growing up in the 1960s and '70s, Skokie seemed like any other suburb, its tidy houses sitting on impeccably manicured lawns. Sure, on Friday nights and Saturday mornings you'd sometimes see Hasidic Jews strolling to and from synagogue....
As Howard B. Unruh barricaded himself in his home against the police -- after finally running out of ammunition -- he got a call from an assistant city editor at a local newspaper who had looked up his phone number. “Why are you killing people?&...
Tags: Theft, Politics, Shootings, Murder, Personal Weapon Control
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
Good to see Stephen King in a consultant role on "Mad Men." Thought he would have given Pete Campbell something more diabolical to do. Kidding, of course. Mr. King is busy. But this episode was downright creepy and weird and King-like. Don had a...
TribLocal - Plainfield » NewsIf Joliet officials want to redevelop a shuttered prison they will have to turn their attention to preserving what's left first. That was the message during …...
1881: Outlaw William H. Bonney Jr., alias ''Billy the Kid,'' was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, N.M.1913: Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr., the 38th president of the United States, was born Leslie Lynch King Jr. in Omaha, Neb. 1933: All...
Tags: Politics, Marie Osmond, Elections, Chicago Hotels, Billy the Kid
TribLocal - Joliet » NewsNearly 50 government officials and community members toured the shuttered Joliet Correctional Center on Tuesday as part of burgeoning efforts to restore and re-open the …...
Clout StFrom today's print edition: Blagojevich trial judge regarded as smart, unflappable 'Renaissance man' to preside over case alleging dark ages of politics By Jeff Coen and Bob Secter, Tribune reporters Do you ever wonder what spins through a judge's head......
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