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16-Person Kidney Swap At Northwestern Memorial Hospital Goes Smoothly

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Eight people received kidney transplants from eight unrelated donors in the largest-ever kidney swap at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, hospital offic...

New Fire Commissioner Will Embrace Black Firefighters Who Won Discrimination Suit

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Fire Department appears to have found its new commissioner in third-generation fireman Robert Hoff. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, H...

Customs Supervisor Accused Of Taking Bribes

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A former Customs supervisor at Midway Airport has been indicted for allegedly taking about $52,000 in bribes to allow foreign employees of three area ...

Majestic Star Casino May Owe $27 Million In Back Taxes

Indiana Post-Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CROWN POINT -- Gary officials and Lake County Councilman Larry Blanchard are calling for more scrutiny on back taxes they claim are due on property ow...

Immigration Reform Hunger Strike: Rev. Jose Landaverde Weak But Determined After 11 Days Without Food

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since June 17, Rev. Jose Landaverde has been on a diet of water and fruit juice as part of a planned chain of "hunger strikes" meant to draw more urge...

Bill Brady Skips Gay Pride Parade, Heads To Swedish Parade Instead

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Despite some bad weather in the morning, this year's Chicago Pride Parade was as lively as ever. The Chicago Sun-Times estimated that 450,000 people t...

Majority Catholic Supreme Court Allows Vatican-Sex Abuse Case To Move Forward

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

WASHINGTON (AP)-- The Supreme Court won't stop a lawsuit that accuses the Vatican of conspiring with U.S. church officials to transfer a priest from c...

Study: Chicago's Heroin Problem Worst In The Nation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago and its suburban counties are suffering the worst heroin problem in America, according to a new study. Nearly 24,000 people in the area were ...

WATCH: Cop On Tape Doing Shots Before Crash That Killed 2, Judge Throws Out Crucial Evidence

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A judge on Tuesday threw out much of the evidence in the case of a fatal DUI crash involving a Chicago police officer, claiming it was illegally obtai...

Despite Recession, State Added 8,000 High-Tech Jobs In 2008

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the depths of the Great Recession, Illinois' high-tech industry added 2,900 jobs in 2008, a 1.4 percent gain from the previous year and better than...

Hundreds Protest Goldman Sachs Outside Of WIllis Tower, Demanding Job Creation

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hundreds of laid-off workers, union members and small business owners rallied in downtown Chicago today to call for financial reform and job creation....

Man Charged With Battery For Throwing Dog At Sister

Aurora Beacon News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An Aurora man has been charged with battery after attacking his sister with a pit bull, according to Aurora police....

Time Waits for No (Wo)man -- Not Even for a Vixen Like Me

Gena Grish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gena Grish

I walked away from this date feeling like it could really amount to something, but then I left town. In the next 48 hours, I got booted. What happened you ask? Sigh. Bad timing happened.

My Response to Arizona's New Immigration Law

Juan Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Juan Rangel

Arizona's new immigration law is a reminder of the urgent need for comprehensive immigration reform.

Governor, Lieutenant To Run Together In Primary, If Quinn Signs New Bill

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- Hoping to avert another Scott Lee Cohen debacle, the Senate voted Tuesday to require that the governor and lieutenant governor run toge...

Rep. Deb Mell Announces Engagement On House Floor: 'Gay Or Straight, It Should Be Honored' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Representative Deb Mell took the floor in Springfield on Wednesday for a point of personal privilege: she wanted to announce her engagement. "T...

Tattooed Donors Can Now Give Blood Right Away, Thanks To New Regulations

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With a long-sought 2006 law finally implemented, Illinois banks now will accept the tattooed and pierced donors' blood immediately, LifeSource announc...

Blagojevich Portrait: New Bill Says Taxpayers Shouldn't Pay The Tab

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD --- Taxpayers won't have to pay for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's portrait to hang alongside his predecessors in the Capitol if Gov. Pat Q...

Art Fair Preview, Part I

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

It's like the circus has come to town. Only better. ArtChicago and NEXT are this weekend at the Merchandise Mart. Watching the art galleries set up is incredible fun.

Chicagoist Falls In Love With Anthony Bourdain

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

We left the Chicago Theatre on Saturday night with an increased respect for Bourdain, who proved to be a far more compelling speaker than we anticipat...

Stimulus Grant To Create 15,000 $10-An-Hour Jobs In Illinois

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ten dollar-an-hour jobs could soon be available for more than 15,000 Illinoisans. That's after the state was awarded federal funds through the stimul...

Jim Edgar Will Vote For Bill Brady, But Won't Campaign For Him

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Illinois governor Jim Edgar, a widely respected moderate Republican, has been critical of his party's candidate for the state's highest office ...

NHL Playoffs: Blackhawks Eliminate Predators, Move On With 5-3 Win

AP | TERESA M. WALKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Chicago Blackhawks are moving on thanks to strong penalty killing and a couple of key bounces of the puck. Jonathan Toew...

Giannoulias' Chief Of Staff Praises Kirk For Returning Goldman Contributions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican congressman Mark Kirk has tried to make his U.S. Senate race against Alexi Giannoulias about the collapse of the Giannoulias family's Broad...

Taylor Sweitzer, 15-Year-Old New Trier Student, Becomes Youngest To Ski 'Last Degree' To North Pole

Chicago Sun-Times | The Jets Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Enduring some of the planet's harshest weather, a 15-year-old New Trier High School student has become the youngest person to ski the 60-mile "Last De...