| Mar 17, 2011
| 11:37 AM
WASHINGTON--Gov. Pat Quinn said today that he and Sen. Dick Durbin are seeking a letter from the White House saying the vacant state prison in Thomson would not house detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, so plans could advance to sell the facility to...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 7:46 PM
West suburban politicians beamed as they dug shovels into scruffy industrial land two years ago to herald a new Metra station meant to redefine the blue-collar town of Bellwood with tony condos and shops.
But the station was not built, and the dream...
| Nov 13, 2010
Rahm Emanuel officially announced Saturday what everyone has known since he quit his job as White House chief of staff, hugged President Barack Obama and returned to Chicago: He's in.
To the surprise of no one, Emanuel, who has long talked about his...
| Jan 9, 2011
| 7:30 PM
U.S. Rep. Danny Davis said his office received an e-mail threat on Sunday.
"It was some person who emailed one of my staff persons and said that 'Danny Davis is next,'" Davis said. Davis, a Chicago Democrat, said the Capitol Police and Chicago police...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 10:56 AM
WGN-TV, with the Chicago Tribune and City Club of Chicago, will be hosting a live broadcast of a major mayoral debate from its north side studio, Thursday, January 27, 2011, at 7 p.m. Confirmed participants are candidates (in alphabetical order) Gery...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 10:38 PM
— Last Memorial Day, Sen. Dick Durbin traveled to a conference at a luxury beach resort on Tunisia's Mediterranean coast.
The Democratic senator and his wife, Loretta, stayed at The Residence Tunis, which is part of the exclusive "Leading Hotels of...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 1:05 AM
1836: The fourth president of the United States, James Madison, died in Montpelier, Va.1951: A TV version of the radio comedy program ''Amos 'N' Andy'' premiered on CBS. (While criticized for racial stereotyping, it was the first network TV series to...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 11:30 AM
SAN DIEGO--Snowboarders From all over the world were in Carlsbad for the premiere of Burton Snowboards new movie, "Standing Sideways."
The movie features Burton team riders, doing some of best snowboard maneuvers and was shot in backcountry locations all...
| May 31, 2011
| 3:39 PM
Before Rod Blagojevich’s retrial ended for the day, the former governor addressed in the most detail yet the charges he tried to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat.
Blagojevich denied interest after his brother, Robert, the former governor&...
| Feb 23, 2012
U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush has had a long, comfortable ride in Congress. Since taking office in 1993, he has been routinely re-elected with 80 percent of the vote or more. (He's still the only person who has ever beaten Barack Obama in a political...
| Feb 17, 2010
| 9:34 PM
They werenât the first words out of his mouth -- but close. American snowboarder Scotty Lago, seconds after his first run in the semifinals in the menâs halfpipe on Wednesday night at Cypress Mountain, paid tribute to his injured friends.......
| Jan 6, 2010
| 9:34 PM
Not one, or two ... but three double corks. Snowboarder Danny Davis had a run for the ages on Wednesday afternoon in winning the men's halfpipe Grand Prix event at Mammoth. (Kelly Clark won the women's halfpipe, qualifying for the......