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  • School bus hit by gunfire on Far South Side

    School bus hit by gunfire on Far South Side
    Chicago police are trying to figure out who opened fire and struck a school bus carrying children on the Far South Side Friday. Police responded to reports of criminal damage to a bus at Our Lady of Guadalupe School just before 8 a.m.  When they arrived,...
  • How clout keeps court cases secret

    How clout keeps court cases secret
    On the eighth floor of the Daley Center, behind a locked metal door, is a narrow room known as the vault. Within its walls reside files that Cook County Circuit Court judges have ordered hidden from the public, something they have done hundreds of...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
  • Fugitive ex-priest in child sex case to remain free

    Fugitive ex-priest in child sex case to remain free
    Cook County prosecutors say they are ending their decade-long effort to extradite a Roman Catholic priest who fled to India shortly before he was charged with 20 counts of criminal sexual assault and abuse of a 16-year-old Chicago girl. The Rev. Sleeva...
  • Promises unmet for Gale Sayers' charity

    Promises unmet for Gale Sayers' charity
    A charity founded in 2006 by legendary Bears running back Gale Sayers has collected more than $581,000 in contributions yet failed to fulfill its stated mission to open a state-of-the-art facility offering after-school programs to Chicago children....
  • Taking down lights before 2/2 is too too early

     
    I'm happy to see the Tribune editorial board, in its wisdom, agreeing with me about the proper time to take down Christmas/winter holiday lights: The prevailing rule is that such lights should be put in storage in the first part......
  • About that 'infanticide' charge

     
    Background reading : 8/8/2008: Early warning: Here comes the `Baby Killer!' brigade 8/14/2008: Obama answers the 'baby killer!' brigade 8/20/2008: What you need to know about the `Born Alive' controversy and Barack Obamaa 8/21/2008 Obama's rejection of...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Did Obama have his chance to fix the economy?

     
    Today, I debate the 2012 presidential race with Jeff Berkowitz, a former business litigation lawyer and economics professor who hosts "Public Affairs," a cable interview show that focuses on Illinois politics. From Jeff, to Eric: In your Sunday column,...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Extreme Differences

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Wednesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to discuss the 2012 presidential race. To.....
  • Archdiocese settles with another McCormack sex abuse victim

    Archdiocese settles with another McCormack sex abuse victim
    Editor's note: This article appeared in the Nov. 15, 2011, edition of the Chicago Tribune. . The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has reached a settlement with another victim of former priest and convicted sex offender Daniel McCormack. The...
  • Study finds accused pedophile priests clustered in Chicago parishes

     
    Catholic priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago who were credibly accused of sexual abuse served at nearly 60% of parishes in the city at some point in time, according to an in-depth statistical study of clerical assignments. The Chicago-based affiliate of...
  • If abortion is 'murder,' why do abortion foes not advocate prosecuting and imprisoning accessories?

     
    Neil Steinberg's column today poses a tough question in the abortion debate: If abortion is murder, then why aren’t those who oppose it pushing to put people who perform abortions — the doctors and nurses — and those who instigate......