| Sep 15, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Posted by Kristen Mack at 4:56 p.m. Cook County Board president candidates differed Wednesday on whether the county should take over the responsibilities of the city’s health department and the prospect of getting out of the health care business...
| Jun 21, 2010
| 4:24 PM
by Mike Memoli Vice President Biden acknowledged today the symbolism that would come with Republican victories in the Senate races in Delaware and Illinois this fall, potentially taking the seats once held by President Obama and himself. But at least........
| Jul 1, 2010
| 4:32 PM
A valley far from green: "Restrepo," co-directed by Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger. The fine, fierce new documentary "Restrepo" tracks a year in the lives of a 15-man U.S. Army platoon under fire in the Taliban-ridden Korengal Valley of eastern.......
| Apr 12, 2010
Roxana Saberi became the center of national attention when the media picked up the story of a former beauty queen sentenced to eight years in prison after being charged with espionage.
Saberi, an Iranian-American journalist, worked and lived in Iran...
| Oct 31, 2010
After taking a vacation in Rome for a few months, Claude Monet's "Pommiers en fleurs" ("Apple Trees in Blossom") was welcomed back to its longtime home at the Union League Club in late July. A relatively small group of people, perhaps some 125 of them,...
| Dec 2, 2010
Gov. Bobby Jindal is scheduled to attend a fundraising event in Manhattan next week where attendees are being asked to pay up to $25,000 to mingle with Louisiana's governor.
According to an invitation to the Dec. 10 event provided to The Times-Picayune,...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 12:44 PM
A Gold Coast woman who served as executive director of a scholarship foundation has been ordered held on $300,000 bail after being charged with embezzling nearly $290,000 from the organization.
Christina Madej, 58, appeared before Cook County Criminal...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 1:51 PM
If she weren't writing mysteries, Martha Grimes says, she might be running a tea shop.
You were expecting perhaps an auto-parts store?
No, you weren't. Not if you know Grimes' work, which includes 22 mysteries featuring the incisive Scotland Yard...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 11:10 AM
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said today he plans to quickly form his transition team and get involved in some of the still-undecided aldermanic contests.
Little more than 14 hours after declaring victory, Emanuel bounded onto the stage of the Union League...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 2:26 PM
This year's Lincoln Prize, an award honoring a scholarly text on Abraham Lincoln or the Civil War solider, was given to Eric Foner's "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery," which details Lincoln's evolving views on slavery.
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:18 AM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said today that he’s hopeful a bipartisan group of senators now known as the “Gang of Five” can reach agreement on a deficit reduction plan key to a vote on raising the nation’s debt limit.