| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Government shutdown. Hyper-partisanship. Ideological warfare. Gridlock in Congress.
While those are four things that too many associate with Washington, the reality is that along the banks of the Potomac, sensible minds from across the political and...
| Nov 7, 2008
Rahm Emanuel combines political instincts, White House experience and a Chicago tough-guy attitude - traits he's likely to need as President-elect Obama's new chief of staff.
His combative style as political director in the early days of the Clinton...
| Mar 18, 2005
WASHINGTON - Some of baseball's brightest stars uneasily testified yesterday about steroid use, but a House committee saved its fire for baseball executives, going so far as to question whether their sport still deserved its treasured exemption from...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:11 AM
SPRINGFIELD—Gov. Pat Quinn's administration said Friday that 103 workers at the state transportation agency who were hired over the last decade through a process the state's top watchdog determined was tied to politics will keep their jobs.
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:49 AM
A former top state public health official and a Chicago businessman who got caught in a sexual tryst quickly steered a $10,000 bonus to the person who walked in on them as part of a state grant fraud scheme, federal prosecutors allege.
| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Lawyers for a Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe are asking a federal judge for permission to take a videotaped deposition of Mugabe when he’s in New York...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 2:32 PM
A Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe’s longtime president alleged today in a court filing that a 2006 Capitol Hill meeting between a senior Zimbabwean official, then-U.S. Sen....
| Aug 24, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Republican governor challenger Bruce Rauner on Sunday lashed out at the leadership of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, saying a federal subpoena for the emails of Quinn’s former chief of staff “goes right to the heart” of the administration....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 10:04 AM
A well-known South Side activist and restaurateur was sentenced to seven months in prison today for violating federal law by lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe's longtime president in spite of U.S. economic sanctions....
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Some of the dry straw feeding the fires of outrage in Ferguson, Mo., is the suspicion — the fear, the certainty — that police just aren't very good at investigating alleged misdeeds of their own.
Under ordinary circumstances, police...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:48 PM
When Larry Hallock and his partner decided to move from Chicago's vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, they never imagined they would consider living in the Austin community on the city's beleaguered West Side, let alone wind up in a bidding war over a six-flat...
| Jul 1, 2014
Cook County Circuit Court Judge Anthony Lynn Burrell dropped out of high school but went on to earn a law degree from an Ivy League school and sit as a Cook County judge for 12 years.
"There was nobody like Judge Anthony Burrell. He was just a great...