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  • Hemingway would have loved this lodge

    Hemingway would have loved this lodge
    Even if you're not the outdoorsy type, the natural beauty of the Torstenson lodge and surrounding wildlife can easily lure you in — or draw you out, as the case may be. Rockford tool magnate and avid conservationist Robert Torstenson died in 2002,...
  • Only one end zone to be used at Wrigley game

    Only one end zone to be used at Wrigley game
    Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald dropped a clue Friday morning that the gridiron layout for Saturday's game at Wrigley Field would not work. During an interview on the "Dan Patrick Show," Fitzgerald said player safety was "our No. 1 concern. It...
  • Emergency action to restrict ex-area doctor who allegedly preyed on patients

    The Arizona Medical Board has taken emergency action to restrict the license of Allan Aven, a doctor who practiced in the Chicago area for decades, after a psychosexual assessment found he "is a danger to female patients and should not see them under...
  • Priest scrutinized in property transaction

    Priest scrutinized in property transaction
    By her bedside, Waleria Krzemien kept a photograph of her trusted pastor, the Rev. Thaddeus Dzieszko of St. Constance Roman Catholic Church on Chicago's Northwest Side. Now authorities are examining the circumstances under which "Father Ted" became...
  • Illinois voters to decide on pension proposal in November

    Illinois voters to decide on pension proposal in November
    — Illinois voters this fall will be asked whether to make it tougher for state and local governments to sweeten public employee pensions under a measure lawmakers approved Thursday. The proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution now goes on...
  • One defendant, yet three sides to Rod Blagojevich

    Rod Blagojevich fancies himself a student of history, one reason he argued at his corruption retrial last week that efforts to leverage a U.S. Senate vacancy into a Cabinet post or other influential job for him were part of a grand tradition in American...
  • Pension talks fizzle again

    Pension talks fizzle again
    Negotiations between Gov. Pat Quinn and legislative leaders about public employee pension reform hit another roadblock Thursday, with talks morphing from a discussion about retirement benefits to education funding equality in Illinois. The issues...
  • State high court overrules voters on judge picks

    State high court overrules voters on judge picks
    The Illinois Supreme Court has repeatedly granted new life to judges after they were rejected by Cook County voters, despite promising to end the questionable practice nearly 20 years ago. A Tribune review found that since 2000, the Supreme Court has...
  • Last Illinois National Guard unit in Iraq comes home

    Last Illinois National Guard unit in Iraq comes home
    ROCK FALLS, Ill. — For the families of the soldiers based in this rural town in north central Illinois, the war in Iraq came to a close Thursday. That is when police cars, with sirens blaring and lights flashing, led a convoy of soldiers from the...
  • Alison Krauss steps out of pain and onto 'Paper Airplane'

    Alison Krauss steps out of pain and onto 'Paper Airplane'
    — The private, videotaped performance of six songs from "Paper Airplane," released last Tuesday, has wrapped and the invited audience has left the main room at Oceanway Studios. Alison Krauss & Union Station are in the midst of the still-photo and...
  • Quincy Jones' long and restless song

    Quincy Jones' long and restless song
    It had been a long night — a concert, a reunion with an old friend, a midnight meal — but as the clock ticked past 2 a.m. Quincy Jones sat in a rare state of silence in his estate at the very top of Bel-Air. The man they call Q nodded at the...
  • Demi Lovato leaves rehab: What will be her next move?

    Demi Lovato leaves rehab: What will be her next move?
    Disney star Demi Lovato has left her Illinois rehab facility. The photo was taken on Friday, Jan. 28 in Santa Monica -- and we're thrilled that Lovato is looking healthy, happy, and sufficiently caffeinated. The singer and actress returned home to Los...