| Feb 16, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Jesse Jackson Jr.'s final act as a public official was to send a Thanksgiving eve resignation letter to the speaker of the House in which he declared that "for 17 years I have given 100 percent of my time, energy and life to public service."
| Jan 27, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Debbie Halvorson found herself alone among leading Democratic candidates Sunday when she indicated she would not support a ban on the semiautomatic firearm used in the Sandy Hook school shooting last month.
The former one-term congresswoman from Crete...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:28 AM
A pastor who protested in favor of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push for a longer school day, a community activist and a businesswoman are among five people picked to sit on a panel that will narrow the field of applicants to replace former 7th Ward Ald....
| Jan 29, 2013
| 1:33 PM
The first TV ad in the special primary election to replace ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. comes from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee and targets Democrat Debbie Halvorson’s support of gun owner rights.
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:55 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Ed Koch's favorite moment as mayor of New York City, fittingly, involved yelling.
Suddenly inspired to do something brash about the rare transit strike that crippled the city in 1980, he strode down to the Brooklyn Bridge to...
| Feb 5, 2013
When times are tough, the distraught have long sought comfort in an old church hymn.
"In times like these," the song goes, "you need a savior."
In Chicago communities overwhelmed by violence, some people are now singing a different tune. In times like...
| Feb 6, 2013
I know from past experience that I'm going to upset some folks by saying this, so brace yourselves: Marriage is very important and beneficial to the raising of children, but there's little evidence that it fights crime.
I bring this up in response to...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Twenty two candidates met a Monday deadline to file paperwork for a spot on the ballot in the special election to succeed former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
The field of 17 Democrats and five Republicans still could be winnowed, however, as campaigns...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick was honored on the South Side this afternoon with the unveiling of a city street named in his honor.
The 5300 block of South Wabash Avenue was adorned with honorary street signs bearing his name. Patrick was greeted by...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:30 AM
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman's attorney doubts he will be able to find jurors who haven't heard about the Trayvon Martin fatal shooting. He just wants to pick people who haven't already made up their mind about the case.
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:08 AM
With Roseland Community Hospital on the brink of closure, President and CEO Dian Powell has resigned a day after officials said she inaccurately blamed the hospital's financial insolvency on missing payments from the state.
Powell on Monday said the...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Richard Pryor died in 2005 at the age of 65 from a heart attack related to multiple sclerosis. The unexpected thing, given his life and habits and health, was not that he died so young but that he lived so long.
Marina Zenovich's enlightening...