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Otto Kerner

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  • Miriam Ringo, 1919-2014

    Miriam Ringo worked on the campaigns and was a staff member for several Illinois state officials, including former Gov. Otto Kerner, during the 1960s and '70s. In those roles, the longtime Burr Ridge resident did everything from hiring and firing to...
  • Eugene Schlickman, 1929-2014

     Eugene Schlickman, 1929-2014
    Eugene Schlickman didn't hesitate to reach across the political aisle to get work done. In fact, he made a point of it, his son Steve said. An eight-term Republican state representative from Arlington Heights, Mr. Schlickman, 84, died of heart failure...
  • Karyn Kupcinet 1963 death still unsolved

    Karyn Kupcinet 1963 death still unsolved
    On Thanksgiving Day 1963, as the nation still was reeling from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a 22-year-old woman was killed in Hollywood. Her naked body wasn't discovered by neighbors for three days. Though still a struggling, little-...
  • Descent into chaos

    Descent into chaos
    A day after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 45 years ago, a 4-year-old girl, abandoned and crying, stood in front of a burning building a few blocks from the West Side apartment where the civil rights leader had lived during his open-...
  • Marje Everett dies at 90; legendary figure in horse racing

    Marje Everett dies at 90; legendary figure in horse racing
    Marje Everett, a legendary and controversial figure in the sport of horse racing for more than four decades and the chief executive of the Hollywood Park racetrack for six years, has died. She was 90. Everett's longtime associate, Dorothy Carter, said...
  • Rod Blagojevich found guilty on 17 charges, Twitter says goodbye

     
    Rod Blagojevich could see 20 years in jail, Twitter kicks him when he's down saying 'boo hoo Rod Blagojevich'...
  • Plain text: George Ryan's deposition

     
    I'm not a fan of .pdf files for many things, so, once again, I've taken a .pdf in the news -- The deposition upon oral examination of George Ryan -- and cut and pasted the plain text. This always results......
  • Giving Dan Walker a break

     
    More than 33 years and 1,600 miles separate Dan Walker from his days in the governor's mansion in Springfield. Yet he's bracing to have his name dragged into the news again when another federal jury renders another verdict in another......
  • Swearing to testify

     
    More from GRod, this time during his Wednesday morning appearance on WLS AM 890: Absolutely will I testify. I can’t wait to get on there and swear on the Holy Bible to tell the whole truth, and to begin to......
  • The worst Illinois governor? Sorry, but the title's already been claimed

     
    The governor of Illinois "is so unscrupulous that his lack of principle gives him the appearance of audacity," wrote the Tribune editorial board in a high dudgeon. "He is not guided by courage, shrewdness or strength, but by his lack......
  • 11 things you didn't know about the Tucker '48

    1 Alex Tremulis' original design had a center driving position with swivel seats on each side, but that was changed to conventional left-hand drive. 2 The first 589-cubic-inch engine was situated crossways and intended to drive the back wheels directly...
  • Blagojevich struggled with credibility long before his conviction

    Blagojevich struggled with credibility long before his conviction
    As a candidate and as governor, Rod Blagojevich loved to toss around the word "corrupt" as he heaped scorn on the business-as-usual nature of Illinois politics. So his reaction to the 2006 conviction of his predecessor, George Ryan, was totally in...