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Sheila Simon's Austin Powers Essay: 'A Shagadelic Focus On Family Law, Baby'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Surely you're joking, Professor Simon! Illinois's new Lieutenant Governor candidate Sheila Simon is a long-time professor at the Southern Illinois Un...

Mark Kirk Backtracks On Pledge To Repeal Health Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk has ended his media silence on health care, but seems to be backing away from his previous pledge to repeal the ...

Mark Kirk Admits He Never Received Navy Award, Contrary To His Official Biography

Washington Post | R. Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican candidate for President Obama's old Senate seat has admitted to inaccurately claiming he received the U.S. Navy's Intelligence Officer ...

Rod Blagojevich On 'Celebrity Apprentice': Fails To Use A Computer, Avoids Chopping Block Again

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Disgraced ex-gov Rod Blagojevich disgraced himself a little further on Sunday night's episode of "Celebrity Apprentice." On top of alleged corruption...

Six-Week Search Finds No Asian Carp Near Chicago

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — An initial six-week mission to catch and kill Asian carp lurking on the Great Lakes' doorstep turned up none of the despi...

Alderman Restricts Massages To Fight 'Sex Parlors'

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hairdressers, nail salons and health clubs would have a tougher time offering massage services in Chicago, under a zoning change advanced last week to...

Pat Quinn, Sheila Simon Travel The State Together

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn and his new running mate, Sheila Simon, are introducing themselves to as many voters as possible Monday. The pair are on a six-city fl...

School Budget Crisis: Illinois Loses Much-Needed 'Race To The Top' Funds

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The already grim Illinois public education budget got even bleaker Monday, with the announcement that a desperately-needed infusion of federal cash is...

10 Best Places To Work In Chicago: Did Your Company Make The Top 10?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Looking for a better job? On Monday, Crain's Chicago Business released its annual list of the best places to work in Chicago. Over 250 businesses of ...

Cook County Judge To Rule On Illinois Parental Notification Law

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Cook County Circuit Court judge is expected to make his ruling today on whether to lift a restraining order on an abortion law. A 1995 Illinois law...

Anthony Boswell, Daley Ethics Aide, Resigns Amid Political Infighting

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley's embattled compliance officer abruptly resigned today amid a power struggle that pitted two City Hall watchdogs against each othe...

CTA On High Alert After Moscow Subway Bombings

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's police and public transit are on heightened alert after dozens died in two rush-hour subway bombings in Moscow....

Chicago's Worst Traffic: Congested Highways To Avoid

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With Memorial Day coming up and the President in town , not to mention all those construction projects, it goes without saying that traffic is going t...

Curfew Violators Will Go To Park Fieldhouses, Not Police Stations

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's annual summer curfew crackdown has a new and more lenient twist this year: Instead of being slapped with citations and hauled off to the pol...

Kid Sister on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Kid Sister stopped by The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, at The Hideout, in Chicago, to talk about her debut CD, her career and her life in Chicago.

Board Of Ed Employees Fired In CPS Clout List Scandal

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Deficit-driven downsizing in the office of Chicago's new School Board president has claimed Greg Minniefield, an aide subpoenaed in the federal invest...

Racial Disparity In Cook County Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

African-American infants in Cook County are 12 times more likely to die of sleep-related causes than white infants, according to researchers at Childr...

Chicago McDonald's Is Site Of Upcoming Anti-Ronald Rally

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A coalition of health professionals, parents and corporate accountability advocates is calling for Ronald McDonald to retire as a spokesman for the na...

Quinn Took $75,000 In Teamster Money Before Vetoing McPier Reforms

Crain's Chicago Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One of the unions that would gain from the veto is pumping big cash into Mr. Quinn's campaign -- $75,000 just a month ago, with lots more reportedly o...

Chicago Blackhawks Feeling The Love As They Head To The Stanley Cup Finals

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Gladys Wheeler couldn't help it: Seeing the Blackhawks' Duncan Keith back on the ice after a puck smashed into his mouth and scattered...

CPS: Huberman Touts Results Of School Anti-Violence Initiative

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman announced the results of a $60 million anti-violence campaign, which he described as "very positive." Pilot p...

Slow Food Chicago's Farm-to-Table Kickoff at Carnivale

Wesley Epplin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Wesley Epplin

Newly minted community gardens. Farmers' markets reopening throughout the city. Small backyard gardens. That distinct smell you can only get from tou...

Jon Burge Trial: Police Torture Described By First Witness As Trial Begins

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The perjury trial has begun for Chicago's infamous Jon Burge, the former police commander who is believed to have tortured hundreds of suspects during...

Space Jam As Sacred Mayan Text?

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago gay rights activist and linguistics professor Michal Brody argues that the Michael Jordan/Bugs Bunny flick Space Jam contains several u...

80-Year-Old Who Shot, Killed Home Invasion Suspect Will Not Be Charged

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

No charges are expected for a man in his 80s who fatally shot an alleged assailant during a home invasion Wednesday morning in the West Side Garfield ...