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  • Social Security number theft leads to 15-year headache

    For more than 15 years, Clifton Goodenough had to repeatedly convince the Internal Revenue Service that he worked in a veteran’s hospital in Phoenix — not as a bookie in Las Vegas. And, IRS agents weren’t the only ones wondering about...
  • The housing bubble's silver lining

    THE ONCE-buoyant housing market is clearly in trouble. Last year, housing prices around the country fell for the first year since the Depression. In Southern California, one of the epicenters of the housing and housing-credit bubble, the pain has been...
  • Northern Illinois University shooting leaves 6 dead, 16 wounded

    A gunman dressed in black stormed into an oceanography class at Northern Illinois University Thursday afternoon and opened fire with a shotgun and two handguns, killing five students and wounding 16 more in a matter of seconds. Then, still on stage, he...
  • Ruth Duckworth dies at 90; modernist sculptor and muralist

    Ruth Duckworth dies at 90; modernist sculptor and muralist
    Ruth Duckworth, a noted modernist sculptor and muralist who created abstract ceramic forms for pieces breathtakingly large and charmingly small in her studio in a renovated Chicago pickle plant, has died. She was 90. Duckworth died Oct. 18 at a Chicago...
  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Coming to Chicago

    Illinois is getting some attention from a member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet. (WGN-AM)-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be in Chicago today and Monday. His visit includes taking part in the Obama administration's public service...
  • The Chicago Board of Trade

    The Chicago Board of Trade
    Founded on this date to promote and monitor Chicago commerce, the Chicago Board of Trade started with 82 members and no special interest in the grain business. The city's grain traders and merchants had no special interest in the Board of Trade, either....
  • The top 10 local stories

    The top 10 local stories
    1 In what he described at its completion as "the transaction from hell," Chicago billionaire and motorcycle fan Sam Zell (pictured right) spearheaded the $8.2 billion deal to take media giant Tribune Co. private. Skeptics questioned whether banks would...
  • The Helmut Jahn State of Illinois Center

    The Helmut Jahn State of Illinois Center
    In a cityscape long associated with the flat, black facades of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the arrival of Helmut Jahn's State of Illinois Center was akin to Carmen Miranda crashing a black-tie ball. From the outside, where it boldly looks out on...
  • The Loop's Great Chicago Flood

    The Loop's Great Chicago Flood
    Tens of thousands of office workers and store clerks streamed into the Loop as usual on this morning, only to be sent home for an unscheduled holiday. For many, that holiday lasted a week; for some, it went on for more than a month. The reason was one...
  • The art of politics

    The art of politics
    Windy City By Scott Simon Random House, 419 pages, $25 The brief period in 1987 immediately following the death of Mayor Harold Washington, when Ald. David Orr temporarily replaced Washington, and Establishment candidate Eugene Sawyer and liberal...
  • Betty Loren-Maltese's attorney joins race to replace Scott Lee Cohen

     
    Posted by Monique Garcia at 2:25 p.m. A criminal defense attorney who represented former Cicero Town President Betty Loren-Maltese has joined the growing list of Democrats who want to succeed Scott Lee Cohen as the party's lieutenant governor candidate....
  • Former CBOT chair Arbor among Democratic running-mate hopefuls

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson and Monique Garcia at 12:30 p.m.; last updated at 3:56 p.m. An eclectic group of 46 names were unveiled today as the first applicants seeking to be Gov. Pat Quinn's second banana in the state Democratic......