| 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,...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 20, 2011
| 2:04 PM
Chicago has been very good to Erik Larson, even though it greeted his latest visit with a nasty rain and temperatures more common to November than to mid-May, which was why we were talking in the bar of his downtown hotel rather than wandering city...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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.
| Nov 3, 2011
| 11:06 AM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, facing a union effort to recall him from office, said today he will use Illinois’ tax increase and continued deficit as a defense for actions that included eliminating most collective bargaining rights for public...