| May 2, 2014
| 5:13 AM
SPRINGFIELD — The former police chief of County Club Hills was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for diverting $917,000 from a state job-training grant to help remodel her home, travel to Las Vegas and distribute cash to her family and...
| May 4, 2014
Deadlocked in a tough campaign in September 2010, Gov. Pat Quinn launched a $55 million anti-violence grant program, doling out money to groups on the South Side and south suburbs, home to core Democratic voters.
Weeks later, Quinn piled up a 500,000-...
| May 9, 2014
| 1:01 PM
After losing the popular vote in five of the last six presidential races, Republicans commissioned a study to determine what, exactly, was ailing the Grand Old Party and concluded, among others things, the problem was too much free speech.
| Feb 24, 2014
Rumor has it that many voters would like to recall their votes with what they are hearing from President Barack Obama. Was he ready to lead the greatest nation on earth?
Obama was never a governor, nor an executive. He never served in the House of...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:10 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the ex-pastor of President Barack Obama, stood trial Tuesday on federal charges of laundering thousands of dollars from a $1.25 million state grant for a Chicago-based job-training program...
| Nov 10, 2013
Back when retired professor Bill Ayers hosted potluck seminars with his partner Bernardine Dohrn at their Hyde Park home, some University of Illinois at Chicago graduate students might have seen their mentor as simply a pleasant, aging lefty with a love...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 5:16 PM
SPRINGFIELD—The daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Barack Obama’s former minister, was convicted by a federal jury Friday of laundering thousands of dollars from a $1.25 million state grant for a Chicago-based job-training...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 7:18 AM
WASHINGTON — The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the president's former pastor whose sermons touched off a firestorm in the 2008 political campaign, urged today that Barack Obama heed the words of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and transform the country...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Dr. Eric Whitaker, a close friend of President Barack Obama, acknowledged that he is cooperating with federal authorities working on a $433,000 kickback scheme at the state public health agency he once led, but he said he was not involved in the alleged...
| Sep 26, 2012
Though President Barack Obama's former church on Chicago's South Side wants to avoid the political limelight of four years ago, the church has been rolling out a campaign to make sure minorities, senior citizens and the poor overcome any obstacles...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Interesting passage in Solving the Hyperlocal Puzzle, an American Journalism Review look at the DNAinfo.com hyperlocal news sites in CHicago and New York being bankrolled by Joe Ricketts: Less than two hours after I began making inquiries to DNAinfo.com...
| Jan 21, 2013
Chicago businessman Martin Nesbitt will sit on the dais in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday as his best friend is inaugurated president of the United States.
The two men — successful African-American leaders who share a record of high...