| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Jun 6, 2014
| 8:32 AM
There is often no justice in history. If there were, then the name Jens Jensen would be as familiar to us as those of Al Capone, Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey and some of the others who put their stamp on the city for a short time before moving on....
| May 5, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans has been a vocal advocate of cameras in the courtroom ever since the Illinois Supreme Court cleared the way for the change in a landmark decision in early 2012.
But while dozens of other Illinois counties won the...
| Jun 6, 2014
There's a huge problem with that bizarre new TV reality show "Swab Stories" being shot in New York and Chicago.
It's reportedly about volunteers getting their DNA tested. But what's so compelling about strangers having the inside of their mouths...
| Jun 19, 2014
Catholic nuns in habits leading children in a march against a strip club in a historical Chicago Outfit town in the western suburbs?
What could be better than this?
"I think I'm going to have to pray for you with that attitude," said Sister Noemia...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:07 PM
As the elected village clerk of tiny Burnham for more than 30 years, Nancy Dobrowski was entrusted to collect cash on behalf of the south suburb’s 4,500 residents for everything from water and sewer service to business licenses and car towing fees....
| May 1, 2014
| 10:22 AM
A hand-written manuscript described by Sotheby’s auction house as “the only known surviving draft of the final lyrics” to Bob Dylan’s 1965 rock anthem “Like A Rolling Stone” will be offered for sale in June and is...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:20 PM
After editing montage sequences at Warner Bros. during World War II, Don Siegel made his directing debut with two shorts, both of which won Oscars in the same year. Neat trick. After being promoted to making features, his output was of mixed quality until...
| Jan 18, 2014
There's more than a little truth to the old saw that anyone who loves the law and sausage should never watch either being made.
As a young reporter covering the General Assembly for a Baltimore newspaper, I sometimes viewed the legislative process as a...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Michael Bell isn't a gangster, but he's like a member of the family.
Bell's day job might be chairman of the art department at Southern High School, but occasionally the 42-year-old jets off to join the cast of a gangster family reality TV show.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:28 PM
A few weeks ago my wife and I were in Boston for a Saturday wedding. We went for a walk on Sunday morning down to the Common — wherein we found the Boston Freedom Rally, billed as the largest hempfest on the East Coast.
Whoa, '60s flashback,...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:54 PM
On this frigid morning, in an unheated brick garage at 2122 N. Clark St., seven men were lined up against a whitewashed wall and pumped with 90 bullets from submachine guns, shotguns and a revolver. It was the most infamous of all gangland slayings in...