| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:22 PM
It was 1979 and James Billie had just been elected chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Toward the end of his first meeting, he ran across a written business proposal.
“It suggested we try putting on bingo games,” he recalled...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 6:09 PM
Chicago election board officials confirmed Tuesday that sensitive personal information for about 1,200 people was exposed online but denied allegations by a computer security firm that the breach was much broader.
The firm, Forensicon, announced it...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 5:18 PM
The Chicago elections website was non-functioning most of the day today, adding to the confusion among voters who didn't realize their polling sites had changed.
The Chicago Board of Elections website, which voters could use to check where to vote,...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Long lines aren't the only nuisance for some Chicagoland voters this Election Day.
About 20 percent of Cook County's polling places have changed since the last election, which sent uninformed voters to the wrong place.
Compounding the confusion was...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:53 PM
Chicago elections officials apologized to the hundreds of frustrated Chicago voters who were turned away from their neighborhood polling places today amid confusion and sometimes angry exchanges.
By 5 p.m. today, the elections board had fielded more than...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 1:33 PM
The number of registered voters in Chicago is at its lowest level since at least 1942, the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners said today.
As of Monday, about 1.28 million voters were registered in the city, board spokesman James Allen said. That&...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 8:51 PM
A report before Sunday's game said Mike Martz will not return next season as the Bears offensive coordinator. If a painfully bad 10-3 loss to the Chiefs at Soldier Field weighs in the final decision, perhaps he won't.
But what matters now is the Bears'...
| May 20, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Florida sophomores Brian Johnson and Mike Zunino were named semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, given to the top player in collegiate baseball, on Friday. Johnson, a left-handed pitcher and designated hitter, has been a threat on the mound and at...
| Aug 21, 2012
If it hasn't completely vanished down the memory hole, you might recall that last week a man walked into the headquarters of the conservative Family Research Council with a backpack of Chick-fil-A sandwiches and bullets, said something like "I don't...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 10:26 AM
For more than 20 years, North Merrick Fire chief James Allen has been responding to emergencies, and saving lives.
Never once has he been punished for his heroic efforts, that is... until now.
Responding to a crash on the Meadowbrook Parkway Wednesday...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 10:53 AM
Remember James Allen? the North Merrick fire chief that got a ticket coming to the aide of a car crash victim on the Meadowbrook Parkway a couple of weeks ago.
Rebecca Armstrong was the one that needed to be rescued, she couldn't believe it when her...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 3:02 PM
26-year-old James Allen Rodgers made his first court appearance, in an arraignment hearing since being charged with murder.
Last week Rogers allegedly shot and killed his mother, 50-year-old Rayna Yuki Rodgers, along with her cat and dog in southwest...