| Nov 7, 2008
Rahm Emanuel combines political instincts, White House experience and a Chicago tough-guy attitude - traits he's likely to need as President-elect Obama's new chief of staff.
His combative style as political director in the early days of the Clinton...
| Jan 11, 2005
In TV news lingo, it's called "crashing the story" - a frenzied, focused, all-out effort to get the information, get the pictures, get it on the air and, most important, get it first.
It happens with elections. It happened with the tsunamis. And,...
| Mar 23, 2005
Terri Schiavo's eyes look vacant. Her mouth hangs open. Then, her mother approaches, saying, "Hi, baby," in a bright voice. Schiavo's lips turn upward, and her blinking accelerates.
What do these carefully edited video clips reveal about the severely...
| Jul 29, 2001
Fires raged, chemicals leaked, smoke climbed to the sky and the possibility of an explosion was a constant worry.
And amid it all, in the middle of a century-old tunnel where temperatures were approaching 1,500 degrees, an investigation had to begin.
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:57 AM
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, while conducting its usual health screenings of international students this semester, devoted a few extra minutes to discussing the Ebola outbreak with those who arrived from the West African countries...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:06 PM
While the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has more international students than any other public campus in the country, the majority of them leave the area after graduation, a new report has found.
About 17 percent of foreign student graduates...
| Aug 17, 2014
Dorri McWhorter, the shoe-obsessed, Beyonce-referencing, financially minded CEO of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, leans on the kitchen island of her Chinatown loft as she draws arrows on a piece of paper.
It looks like a bunch of scribbles. But it's...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:38 PM
James Foley was determined to tell the stories of people suffering in war-ravaged countries, and he risked his life to cover conflicts in the Middle East.
But Foley, a journalist trained at Northwestern University who willingly went to countries beset...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:03 PM
If you are not an avid listener to National Public Radio, you may not know Ira Glass. He is the host of the Chicago-based NPR program "This American Life," a weekly hourlong anthology of true-life stories. Generally regarded as one of America's top...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
SPRINGFIELD — A new state law gives defendants who plead guilty a chance to use DNA evidence to clear their name if the evidence were not available during trial.
The law most likely will be used in cases of murder and rape, but could be used for...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:21 AM
The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives.
"He was an...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 10:00 AM
United States security officials believe the Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley is authentic.
"The U.S. Intelligence Community has analyzed the recently released video showing U.S. citizens James...