| Apr 27, 2011
| 7:11 PM
For five years, former patients of Chicago surgeon Mark Weinberger's feared that the man they claim maimed them with unnecessary surgeries had made a clean getaway.
In 2004, with hundreds of malpractice lawsuits piling up and federal investigators...
| May 5, 2011
| 6:08 PM
One of the nation's dirtiest power plants is shutting down, a move that will scrap a major source of lung- and heart-damaging air pollution in the Chicago area.
Facing a federal complaint, more stringent pollution limits and smaller profit margins,...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 2:01 PM
In a move that could help clean up Chicago’s chronically dirty air, the Obama administration today brokered a legal deal that cracks down on some of the biggest sources of pollution along the southern shore of Lake Michigan.
As part of the...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 6:43 PM
In a move that could help clean up Chicago's chronically dirty air, the Obama administration on Thursday brokered a legal deal that cracks down on some of the biggest sources of pollution along the southern shore of Lake Michigan.
As part of the...
| May 11, 2011
| 9:35 AM
An Indiana man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly trying to bring a loaded handgun into Six Flags Great America theme park in Gurnee, a police official said today.
Arthur Olvera Jr., 20, of Hammond, Ind., was charged Sunday with aggravated...
| May 24, 2011
| 7:12 AM
Artist LeRoy Neiman, known for his colorful and energetic paintings of sports events, and his wife are donating $5 million to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for a new student center, the school announced today.
Neiman is an alumnus and former...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 5:24 PM
Funnel clouds were reported early tonight as a strong storm blew through south of Chicago from Illinois into Indiana.
About 6:50 p.m. a tornado warning was issued for southeastern Cook County, northern Lake County in Indiana as well as northwestern...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:20 PM
A flatbed semitrailer-tractor truck carrying rolls of aluminum rolled over today while trying to get onto eastbound I-80 at Indianapolis Boulevard in Hammond, Ind.
No injuries were reported when the crash happened at about 2:15 p.m., according to the...
| Jun 22, 2011
Strap yourself in, dear reader.
Tidbits of additional information about recent column topics have been trickling this way, and it's time to catch up on them.
First, a recent column criticized Lake County for spending about $8,000 to pave a parking lot...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 11:34 AM
Rubin Robinson said he has always managed to avoid trouble inEnglewood, the violence-plagued South Side neighborhood where he’s lived his entire life.
The eight staples on the right side of his chest, and the eight more under his elbow, are the...
| Dec 6, 2010
| 6:13 AM
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| Aug 4, 2011
| 2:11 PM
A Tinley Park couple who operated weight-loss clinics faces federal drug and tax evasion charges for allegedly providing prescription weight-loss drugs to patients without performing physicals and not paying some $750,000 in taxes.
Rakesh Anand, 55,...