| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:03 AM
Former Ald. Isaac “Ike” Carothers' fell short Tuesday in his attempt at a political comeback following a public corruption conviction, finishing third in a five-way Democratic primary contest for Cook County Board that drew the attention of...
| Jan 22, 2014
John W. Rogers Sr. was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and went on to a successful legal career capped by 21 years as a Cook County Juvenile Court judge.
"He was an amazing figure who lived his values more clearly than almost...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column As if we’re not closely enough identified with political corruption, the Chicago area is poised to make forehead-smacking headlines around the nation the morning after the March 18 primary election. Democratic state Rep....
| May 11, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Forty years after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade case legalized abortion, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the case is not her "ideal picture" for resolving the controversial issue of abortion.
Instead, the landmark decision gave...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Ronald Coase, a British-born University of Chicago economist whose Nobel Prize-winning work on the role of corporations stemmed from visits in the early 1930s to American companies including Ford Motor Co. and Union Carbide Corp., has died. He was 102....
| Feb 25, 2013
An Oak Brook health care company and its Roman Catholic owners who don't want to include birth control in their employees' benefits still have no choice, despite exceptions to the contraception mandate proposed by the Obama administration this month....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:22 AM
The “Bloody Sunday” that Erin Goseer Mitchell refers to in the subtitle of her charming and often chilling book, “Born Colored: Life Before Bloody Sunday,” is not Jan. 30, 1972, in Derry, Northern Ireland, when 26 unarmed civil...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 1:32 PM
State Controller John Chiang appointed Torrance attorney Gavin Wasserman to serve on the panel that enforces campaign finance and conflict-of-interest laws, bypassing a more controversial figure also vying for the seat....
| May 21, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On his Lisagor Award-winning Huffington Post blog, David Protess wrote yesterday about what he saw yesterday in a Cook County Courtroom. First, his summary of the case: Armando Serrano and Jose Montanez were convicted of a 1993 murder based primarily........
| Jul 18, 2012
Health care has dominated the headlines recently at the federal, state and local levels:
The Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act. Six of 12 Chicago-run community mental health clinics are shut, as is the state-run Tinley Park Mental Health...
| Jul 25, 2012
To illustrate the early problems the state is having as it makes large-scale cuts to its Medicaid program, consider the new limit on prescription drugs.
For the most part, low-income people used to be able to get an unlimited number of prescriptions...
| Apr 27, 2012
If you tracked down Tara Thompson's childhood friends and told them what she was doing these days, she says they wouldn't be surprised.
"I can remember as a kid doing mock trial stuff in grade school, thinking, 'This is what I want to do,'" says...