| Feb 28, 2012
| 5:05 AM
Every winter for many years, a patch of Grant Park has undergone a nightly transformation.
After the Daley Bicentennial Plaza ice rink closed at 9 p.m., it turned into something that resembled a frozen pond in Canada.
Hockey lovers from across the...
| Jul 21, 2011
NEW YORK — Belonging to a private club brings perks beyond having a place to brandish a golf club, booze it up with your chums or marry off your daughter in style. Membership often brings reciprocal privileges, meaning you can find a clubby spot...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:18 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sen. Dick Durbin introduced Barack Obama to the country at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 when the future president was a neophyte candidate for the U.S. Senate. He did it again four years later when Obama won the...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 2:37 PM
Speaking a few paces from Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's offices, former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney said today that his former chief of staff did not deserve prosecution by the federal prosecutor in the Valerie Plame case.
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Oct 20, 2011
| 2:21 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday gave a sneak preview of her new budget, saying there will be about 1,000 layoffs and another smidgen of a controversial sales tax increase shaved off.
The county’s chief executive won’t...
| Oct 7, 2010
| 9:32 PM
One of Gov. Pat Quinn's frequent criticisms of his Republican opponent, state Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington, is that Brady doesn't have much to show for his career in the General Assembly, which began in 1993. "What legislative accomplishment has......
| Oct 13, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Joe Berrios and Forrest Claypool, the leading candidates for Cook County Assesor, recently debated at the Union League Club. Download or listen here (WLS-AM mp3 link)...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 9:32 PM
It ain't fair. About 14 percent of the public school teachers in Illinois work for Chicago Public Schools, yet this year just 2 percent of the money the state invested in teacher pensions went to the separate fund earmarked for......
| Apr 28, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Update: When asked about his presidential run, Gingrich told reporters in Philadelphia to watch social media sites likeTwitter and Facebook next week. (h/t Philadelphia Inquirer's Tom Fitzgerald) Newt Gingrich, a Pennsylvania native who - as reported on...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 11:23 AM
With the roar of traffic soaring overhead on the Chicago Skyway, Little Village community activist Raul Montes, Jr. stood with Chicago business owners and residents to call on Mayor Rahm Emanuel Sunday to end the city's lease of the tollway.
| Jun 20, 2011
| 9:14 AM
Republican Mark Kirk today unveiled a plan designed to make it easier for governments to lease public transportation assets or enter into partnerships with private companies to build them.
In presenting the details of his--which runs counter to...