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  • Studio pioneer may once again get its closeup

    Studio pioneer may once again get its closeup
    At first glance, the Essanay Studio buildings in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood may seem fairly unremarkable. The two red brick structures, located on the 1300 block of West Argyle Street, look from the outside like your typical early 20th century factory...
  • Plano capitalizes on 'Man of Steel' with Superman-themed festival

    Plano capitalizes on 'Man of Steel' with Superman-themed festival
    You don't have to look very hard in Plano to find traces of the Superman reboot that filmed in the western suburb last summer. Plano, which doubled as the fictional town of Smallville in the upcoming “Man of Steel,” has yet to take down the...
  • Ruins Unearthed of S.F. City Hall Destroyed in 1906 Earthquake

    Ruins Unearthed of S.F. City Hall Destroyed in 1906 Earthquake
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A piece of San Francisco's past was unearthed earlier this month when wreckage from the old City Hall -- destroyed in the 1906 earthquake that devastated the city -- were discovered at a construction site. Workers digging underneath a...
  • Maserati Driven by Groom Sought in Bathtub Bride Murder Found

    Maserati Driven by Groom Sought in Bathtub Bride Murder Found
    BURBANK, Illinois -- Just hours after saying "I do," Estrella Carrera was found stabbed to death in a blood-soaked bathtub, still wearing the glittery, sequined dress she wore at her cocktail reception. A manhunt was immediately launched for her husband,...
  • Literary Saloon: Salutes to 'Dad' and Chicago

    Literary Saloon: Salutes to 'Dad' and Chicago
    Pat Byrnes, who may or may not wind up as a stay-at-home dad in Springfield, is currently balancing the care-taking duties for his two lovely young daughters with the promotional chores surrounding the publication of his insightful, funny and charming...
  • Illinois Senate concealed carry showdown: one up, one down

    Illinois Senate concealed carry showdown: one up, one down
    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate pressed for a compromise Tuesday to allow concealed weapons in Illinois, advancing a measure that would let Chicago keep local firearms laws like its assault weapons ban and rejecting a separate bill that would wipe...
  • Chicago city stickers now on sale

    Chicago city stickers now on sale
    Chicago drivers can now make their annual payment for the privilege of keeping a car in the city. City stickers went on sale this week at City Clerk Susana Mendoza's office, online and at some currency exchanges. The stickers also can be purchased...
  • Still no Wrigley deal after Emanuel, Ricketts, aldermen meet

    Still no Wrigley deal after Emanuel, Ricketts, aldermen meet
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel summoned Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts and the aldermen representing the area to City Hall on Thursday afternoon in an effort to seal the deal on a $300 million Wrigley Field rehab, a Cubs source said today. Progress was made, but...
  • Like his inspiration Churchill, hotelier won't stay down

    Like his inspiration Churchill, hotelier won't stay down
    To say that Chicago-based luxury hotel investor Laurence Geller is captivated by all things Winston Churchill is something of an understatement.    As chairman of the Churchill Centre, a not-for-profit dedicated to preserving the legacy of the iconic...
  • CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network

    CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network
    As America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble.    Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...
  • Red-light camera firm fires VP, sues him over Chicago scandal

    Red-light camera firm fires VP, sues him over Chicago scandal
    Embattled red-light camera vendor Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. fired its executive vice president Wednesday and accused him of misconduct involving the company's scandal-plagued Chicago contract. Reeling from the crippling loss of that contract and the...
  • Prison data, court files show link between school truancy and crime

    Prison data, court files show link between school truancy and crime
    Of 182 boys and young men recently locked up in Illinois' three medium-security youth prisons, at least 135 used to miss so much school that they were labeled chronic truants. Nearly 60 percent couldn't even read at the third-grade level when they were...