| Dec 6, 2010
| 4:21 PM
City officials made public the permanent debarment of Arrow Lumber on Monday, the same day a report was published in the Tribune detailing the company's lucrative contracts with the city, despite the owner's admission in 2007 that he'd participated in a...
| Nov 21, 2010
| 4:16 PM
As fans left Wrigley Field after a late-season Cubs loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, they were greeted by clouds of noxious diesel exhaust from charter buses idling outside the ballpark, some for nearly an hour.
On another fall afternoon, three tour...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 7:03 PM
The nanny checked on Madison Morr twice during her afternoon nap. The second time, Madison's skin was blue — her face was pressed against the bumper pad that lined the inside of her crib.
A medical examiner found the 5-month-old baby had...
| Aug 5, 2011
Though Chicago and other cities have long reported that lead levels in their water meet federal standards, regulators and scientists worry testing methods used for two decades could significantly underestimate consumers' exposure to the toxic metal....
| Feb 1, 2011
Here in America we all have freedom of speech, even Packers fans.
But, as the controversy surrounding John C. Stone -- the Chicago-area car salesman who was fired for wearing a Green Bay tie -- so abundantly illustrates, flaunting your personal...
| Dec 15, 2010
To analyze attempted child abductions by strangers in Chicago and Cook County, the reporters linked computerized police records with court and U.S. Census data. Reporters also pored through thousands of pages of court and police files, and interviewed...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 9:42 AM
The names of licensed gun owners in Illinois will remain private under a measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law today.
The governor approved legislation to prevent Illinois State Police from releasing the names of those who hold or have applied for a...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Despite decades of efforts to restore and protect the Great Lakes, dozens of old power plants still are allowed to kill hundreds of millions of fish each year by sucking in massive amounts of water to cool their equipment.
Records obtained by the Tribune...
| Jan 5, 2011
In the new edition that combines Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," two words will be changed.
The classic novels, being rereleased next month in one book by NewSouth, will replace a slur against blacks that...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 4:57 AM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department has dropped its investigation into a mishap involving the Twitter account of rapper The Game, which led to hundreds of phone calls to the agency, overwhelming its phone system.
| May 6, 2011
| 12:32 PM
Surely Kim Barker is the only foreign correspondent to sum up Afghan President Hamid Karzai as "whiny and conflicted, a combination of Woody Allen, Chicken Little and Jimmy Carter," with a national government that "seemed about as effective as a student...
| Jun 14, 2011
Among the most painful chapters in modern Chinese history is Japan's 1937 invasion of Nanjing. Hundreds of thousands were killed, countless women were raped, and soldiers and civilians alike suffered unspeakable brutalities. So when Chinese writer-...