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Tribune staff writersThe parochial and petty politics that have turned O'Hare International Airport into a treasure-trove for concessionaires and contractors also are at the heart of why the transportation hub is a quagmire of delays, hassles and heartaches. The political...
The city's search to affix responsibility for the deaths of 21 people in a South Side nightclub has centered on a son of one of Chicago's most prominent African-American families and a street savvy entrepreneur who served prison time for manslaughter....
A caravan of Illinois politicians barnstormed across the state Saturday in a last-ditch bid for votes, plugging their candidacies at events ranging from St. Patrick's Day parades and city bingo games to Downstate dinners. Just days before Tuesday's...
Tribune Staff WritersA supervisor at the Illinois State Police crime lab gave false testimony in nine cases, including trials that resulted in wrongful rape convictions of three Chicago men, according to an analysis by a leading forensic expert for a lawsuit against the...
Tribune staff reportersAs a freshman Republican senator looking to shake up state government in Springfield, Steve Rauschenberger was ready to pick his first big fight with Senate GOP leader James "Pate" Philip. Philip had proposed a bill allowing a landfill in his home county...
Tags: Family, Dave Syverson, Laws, George Ryan, Clubs and Associations
Tribune staff reporterA politically risky proposal to overhaul the way the state funds public schools appeared all but dead Friday as its chief legislative sponsor said he didn't have enough votes to pass it. After summoning thousands of school advocates to Springfield to put...
Tags: Laws, Local Elections, James Meeks, Justice System, Elections
Tribune staff reportersThis story contains corrected material, published March 18, 2004 Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Jack Ryan are both Harvard educated, loaded with charisma and sport made-for-TV good looks, but that's about where the similarities end between the...
Tags: Family, Political Fundraising, Heads of State, Laws, George Ryan
Tribune staff reportersAs construction at Soldier Field advances, a Tribune analysis of the $632 million project shows that the public bill for the stadium renovation is higher than city officials have said it would be while benefits to taxpayers--in terms of promised...
Tribune staff reporterBarack Obama, possessing an intense devotion to social justice, arrived in the Illinois Senate in 1997 and quickly became a darling of the Democratic Party's liberal wing--a label he wore like a badge of honor into the U.S. Senate primary in March. But...
Tags: Interior Policy, Family, Paul Simon, Kenya, Philosophy
Publishers WeeklyHere are the best sellers for the week that ended Saturday, Dec.10, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide. (Reprinted from Publishers Weekly, published by Cahners Publishing...
Tags: James Patterson , Sudoku, Rachael Ray, James Frey, Michael Crichton
Tribune senior correspondentI have no excuse for this oversight. I can only apologize that it was not until the closing hours of the Republican convention that I wandered up to the complimentary spa and makeover station set up in the building where the reporters covering the...
Tribune staff reporterA mural commissioned for the new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum depicts a joyous scene in Washington at the end of the Civil War, but the faces of a few of the 19th Century revelers bear an uncanny resemblance to officials of the showcase 21st...
Tags: History, The Happiest News!, Arts and Culture, Arts, California
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