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  • Romney Super PAC buys nearly $1 million in Illinois TV ad time

    Romney Super PAC buys nearly $1 million in Illinois TV ad time
    The political action committee backing Mitt Romney’s Republican presidential bid has purchased more than $900,000 in TV ad time, including about $250,000 in the Chicago market, as Illinois’ primary draws near. Restore Our Future, a so-...
  • Special prosecutor: I may need no grand jury in Trayvon Martin case

    Special prosecutor: I may need no grand jury in Trayvon Martin case
    The special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case said she hopes to make a decision without a grand jury about whether to arrest the man who killed the unarmed black 17-year-old in Sanford, according to a Florida newspaper. Angela Corey, the state...
  • Trayvon marchers: 'We want an arrest. Shot in the chest"

    Trayvon marchers: 'We want an arrest. Shot in the chest"
    Civil-rights organizers from the NAACP and other groups today are marching down Sanford's 13th street in the heart of one of the city's historic black neighborhoods to Sanford Police headquarters to demand the arrest of George Zimmerman in the shooting...
  • Old allies Rahm Emanuel and Rod Blagojevich in spotlight again

    Old allies Rahm Emanuel and Rod Blagojevich in spotlight again
    Rod Blagojevich and Rahm Emanuel were once very public allies, pushing prescription drug programs and school reform together as North Side Democrats whose careers were on the rise. Now the former governor is fighting to stay out of federal prison. And...
  • Trayvon Martin case reveals undercurrent of racial tension, distrust in Sanford

    Trayvon Martin case reveals undercurrent of racial tension, distrust in Sanford
    Old Sanford eats at the Colonial Room. The menu hasn't changed in 30 years and, despite new owners, is unlikely to change much in the future. Old Sanford likes predictability, familiarity, tradition and meatloaf on Mondays, fried chicken on Thursdays. Old...
  • Bad feelings have festered in Sanford, shattered community's trust

    Bad feelings have festered in Sanford, shattered community's trust
    In the heart of Sanford's poorest and largest black enclave — a stone's throw from decaying homes, broken sidewalks and vacant lots — stands the city's new, state-of-the-art public-safety complex. For a while, some residents saw the modern,...
  • 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...
  • State's Attorney Alvarez endorsed despite African-American complaints

    State's Attorney Alvarez endorsed despite African-American complaints
    Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez won the expected endorsement of Democratic slatemakers Thursday despite complaints from some African-American ward leaders about what they said was her failure to reach out to the black community. The...
  • Kirk releases 2nd video to show progress of recovery

    Kirk releases 2nd video to show progress of recovery
    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk released a campaign-style video Sunday showing what he called the "very encouraging" progress he has made in his rehabilitation after suffering a stroke in January. But the Illinois Republican gave no timetable for his return to full...
  • The final days of Dave Duerson

    The final days of Dave Duerson
    They call it The City of Sun and Sea, the Venice of America. Beautiful Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., is located on a barrier island surrounded by Miami, the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. The peach and white Ocean One building on Collins...
  • MVP Kevin Durant steals show as West downs East at NBA All-Star Game in Orlando | Video

    MVP Kevin Durant steals show as West downs East at NBA All-Star Game in Orlando | Video
    Dwight Howard showed his affection for Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos. Kobe Bryant set a new scoring record. And Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin and others dazzled with rim-rattling dunks. Sunday’s 2012 NBA All-Star Game at Amway Center featured...
  • Walsh defends 'game' comments amid growing criticism

    WASHINGTON — After taking heat for racially charged remarks, Rep. Joe Walsh issued a statement Friday asserting he was “in no way critical of minorities,” but an opposition group that had videotaped and distributed his remarks stepped up...