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  • Obama camp to return $200,000 in contributions

    Obama camp to return $200,000 in contributions
    President Barack Obama's re-election campaign announced Monday that it will return about $200,000 raised by two Chicago men whose brother is a fugitive casino owner with suspected ties to political corruption in Mexico. The decision to return the money...
  • State pardons — some swift, others stall

    State pardons — some swift, others stall
    CAIRO, Ill. — Although it happened nearly a half-century ago, that day in October 1964 when Ida Mae West-Clayton killed her husband has trailed her ever since. At times, it was only a gauzy memory; at others, it was as if it had happened yesterday....
  • Tribune watchdog investigations spur changes

    Tribune watchdog investigations spur changes
    Campus sex assaults A 14-month examination into the handling of sexual assault cases on Midwestern campuses prompted two federal investigations and sweeping changes to how universities and prosecutors respond to reports. In November, the U.S. Department...
  • 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...
  • State targets relatives who aid fugitives

    State targets relatives who aid fugitives
    State Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, is pushing legislation that would make it illegal in Illinois for a fugitive's family members to harbor or aid the fleeing suspect. Illinois currently is one of 14 states that specifically exempt close relatives...
  • Check out photos from last year's lit fest

    Check out photos from last year's lit fest
  • Insider Cellini convicted on corruption charges

    Insider Cellini convicted on corruption charges
    William Cellini, Illinois' ultimate political insider who for more than four decades worked quietly behind the scenes to amass wealth and power, was convicted Tuesday for joining an age-old conspiracy scheme that demanded campaign cash for access. A...
  • Pension overhaul advances in Springfield

    Pension overhaul advances in Springfield
    — A major overhaul of the way Illinois government handles pension benefits for current workers won a key victory Tuesday, but its fate remains uncertain because of heavy union resistance. House and Senate lawmakers also advanced proposals to...
  • Chicago-area writers among the Society of Midland Authors' award winners

    Chicago-area writers among the Society of Midland Authors' award winners
    Former longtime Chicago Tribune reporter Bill Barnhart and his writing partner, Gene Schlickman, were among five Chicago-area writers winning recognition from the Society of Midland Authors, which announced winners of its annual Author Awards Wednesday...
  • Is 'Man of Steel' super for business?

    Is 'Man of Steel' super for business?
    The fake 7-Eleven gas station will soon be cleared out to make way for an Oktoberfest celebration, and the Smallville's Best Pizza sign will eventually be taken off of Uncle Lar's Pizza restaurant, but the city of Plano, which last month hosted 14 days of...
  • Warner Bros releases photo of Henry Cavill as Superman in 'Man of Steel'

    Warner Bros releases photo of Henry Cavill as Superman in 'Man of Steel'
    Warner Bros. released the first image of Henry Cavill as Superman and he looks -- well, he looks just like almost every other Superman. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. If you mess with the red and blue costume too much, you might end up with...
  • Emanuel targets dangerous cabbies

    Emanuel targets dangerous cabbies
    Acknowledging that Chicago falls short in regulating the safety of taxis, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday proposed a list of reforms that include closer monitoring of tickets issued to cabdrivers and a 12-hour limit on a cabbie's workday. The proposals,...