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  • Runners overcome challenges en route to life together

     Runners overcome challenges en route to life together
    Daniela Hernandez, 27, and Lionel Garcia, 35, met on Facebook before ever meeting in person because they had so many mutual contacts, including sisters who volunteered with Paws Chicago animal shelter. Daniela, an analyst with the Cook County Board of...
  • Lawsuit accuses Cook County of allowing 'sadistic culture' at jail

    Lawsuit accuses Cook County of allowing 'sadistic culture' at jail
    Despite more than three decades of litigation and oversight by federal judges, Cook County Jail remains a “civic embarrassment” where violence is so pervasive that correctional officers take inmates on “elevator rides” –...
  • You'll like 'Ike's Law'

     
    Wednesday's print column As if we’re not closely enough identified with political corruption, the Chicago area is poised to make forehead-smacking headlines around the nation the morning after the March 18 primary election. Democratic state Rep....
  • Park Ridge demands railroad bridge fix

    Park Ridge demands railroad bridge fix
    Engineers from Union Pacific were in Park Ridge this week inspecting for the second time a railroad viaduct called a "public safety hazard" by city officials after a chunk of concrete fell from the viaduct and reportedly cracked a resident's windshield...
  • Emanuel, Preckwinkle back candidate in West Side County Board contest

    Emanuel, Preckwinkle back candidate in West Side County Board contest
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today endorsed a young, first-time candidate in a crowded West Side county commissioner contest that includes a former alderman who did time for political corruption. The rare public...
  • Sheriff Dart retaliation lawsuit to cost $2.4 million

    Sheriff Dart retaliation lawsuit to cost $2.4 million
    The Cook County Board next week is expected to approve spending $2.4 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that Sheriff Tom Dart retaliated against deputies who backed his political opponent when he first sought the job eight years ago. Dart has objected...
  • Agreement calls for Preckwinkle to oversee effort to ease jail overcrowding

    Agreement calls for Preckwinkle to oversee effort to ease jail overcrowding
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle would begin overseeing an effort to ease overcrowding at the county jail by releasing detainees on electronic monitoring under an agreement reached this week with the sheriff. The agreement, which still needs...
  • David Manilow bringing 'My Chicago' to WTTW

     David Manilow bringing 'My Chicago' to WTTW
    Chicago television producer David Manilow will begin filming his newest public television series, "My Chicago," this week, with the first of six episodes set to air April 25. Each half-hour episode will feature three people, often prominent, taking a...
  • Preckwinkle declines to rule out run for mayor

    Preckwinkle declines to rule out run for mayor
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle told reporters Wednesday that she intends to serve her full four-year term if re-elected this year, but did not rule out switching gears and running against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015. Speaking to reporters...
  • In shadow of 'Chicagoland,' real Chicagoans tell it like it is

    In shadow of  'Chicagoland,' real Chicagoans tell it like it is
    It takes time to create a television documentary, and filmmakers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin have said they spent much of a year amassing 1,000 hours of video to make their CNN true-crime documentary "Chicagoland." So America currently is discovering, in...
  • Small Illinois primary races poll voters on big issues

     
    Wednesday's print column Is there still political life in the anti-gay marriage movement? Are union forces strong enough to win a battle with the Democratic establishment over pension reform? These questions are central to two of the most interesting...
  • 3 years probation in federal grant kickback scheme

    3 years probation in federal grant kickback scheme
    When it came to paying illegal kickbacks, Dean Nichols thought that stuffing cash in an envelope was a little too obvious. “When I do something like that, I do it in a folder,” Nichols, the onetime campaign treasurer for former state Sen....