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Wrigley Field Toyota Sign OK'd By Buildings Committee

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An illuminated Toyota sign rising 40 feet above the Wrigley Field bleachers could be in place by mid-June, thanks to a sign permit approved today in e...

Ann Curry's Wheaton Mix-Up: 'Today Show' Anchor Confuses Massachusetts, Illinois Colleges

AP | MARK PRATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

BOSTON — When "Today" show news anchor Ann Curry delivered the commencement speech at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, she named a list of dist...

Deportation Nightmare: Eduardo Caraballo, US Citizen Born In Puerto Rico, Detained As Illegal Immigrant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Eduardo Caraballo, a U.S. citizen born in the United States, was detained for over three days on suspicion of being an illegal immigrant. Despite pre...

Joseph DuPar, Calumet Park Mayor, May Have Lied About Military Medals

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A former political opponent is calling on the mayor of Calumet Park to step down. That's because Mayor Joseph DuPar may have made false claims about ...

Bono Back Surgery: U2's Chicago Show At Soldier Field Will Be Cancelled

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago U2 fans hoping to catch the band's return performance at Soldier Field July 6 may have to wait a little longer....

Asian Carp: Poisoning River Near Chicago Turns Up No Carp Specimen

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A poisoning operation aimed at rooting out the voracious Asian carp in a Chicago-area river before they make their way in...

Couple Found Buried Alive Under Trash In South Side Home

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Fire crews investigating a mysterious stench found an elderly couple buried alive under mounds of garbage in their Chicago home, autho...

Illinois Pension Reform: Legislature Approves Massive Overhaul

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Facing the most serious unfunded liability in the country, and the prospects of a tanking bond rating, Illinois legislators passed sweeping reforms to...

Cicero Trustees Deputize Themselves To Write Parking Tickets

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cicero trustees are taking the law into their own hands -- parking law, at least. Earlier this week, they passed an ordinance giving themselves the ...

Arne Duncan, Education Secretary, Facing Questions On CPS Clout List

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Revelations that President Barack Obama's top education official kept a log of calls from powerful people trying to get students into ...

Chicago Public Schools: Voucher Program Approved By Senate For City's Worst Schools

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois Senate today approved legislation creating a small-scale voucher program that would provide money for 22,000 students at ...

Did Michelle Obama Call New York Pizza The Best?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicagoans might have to sit down for this one. For years, the battle between New York and Chicago pizza has raged on. Though some argued that a flo...

29 Of Illinois' School Districts On Financial Life Support

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Twenty-nine school districts statewide landed on the board's annual "financial watch" list, based on low scores they received on financial reviews in ...

Secrets Of The Chicago Outfit: Mobster's Family Portrait Hid Guns, Cash, Jewelry, Recordings

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Nearly $730,000 in cash, about 1,000 pieces of jewelry and loaded handguns found hidden alongside recording devices in a mobster's sub...

Smith + Gill, Chicago Architects, To Design World's Tallest Building In Saudi Arabia

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill have been selected by a Saudi Arabian investment firm to design the latest entry in the world's talles...

Three Sisters' Identity Theft Ring Busted; $300K Of Merch Stolen

NBC Chicago | Posted 02.13.2014 | Chicago

An identity theft ring that defrauded as many as 100 victims and reaped as much as $300,000 worth of merchandise has been shut down. Cook County Sh...

The Chicago/China Connection

Rod Shrader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rod Shrader

There is a remarkable body of work underway at UIC that is making a difference in the way business is done between the Unites States and China.

State Rep. Monique Davis Rebuked Over Racial Remarks On House Floor

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday Davis (D-Chicago) took to the house floor to protest a bill that would require hair braiders to be licensed. "You do not license a Chine...

Faith Dremmer KILLED: Teens On Bike Trip Hit By Swerving Elderly Driver

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A spring-break bicycle trip by three close friends turned tragic when a van veered across a rural stretch of highway in southern Illinois and struck t...

Deadly, Ultra-Pure Heroin Arrives In US

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WINFIELD, Mo. — Mexican drug smugglers are increasingly peddling a form of ultra-potent heroin that sells for as little as $10 a bag and is so p...

Bill Brady Voted For Law That Benefited His Real Estate Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An interview with Bill Brady in Sunday'sChicago Tribune revealed an apparent conflict of interest in a law that Brady voted for three times. The Repu...

Robert's Wish

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

On the windy streets of Chicago, people pass Robert as if he were invisible. This homeless man has a simple wish: he wants friends.

Illinois Budget Crisis: Quinn Likely To Be Left With Tough Decisions

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even the best options are bad as legislators return to Springfield today to take another whack at fixing a budget that spends $13 billion more than it...

Todd Stroger Contracts: Mike Quigley Calls For Federal Investigation

Daily Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The net of ongoing and potential investigations of lame-duck Cook County Board President Todd Stroger tightened around him Friday with U.S. Rep. Mike ...

Jesse Jackson, Jr. Considers Endorsing Mark Kirk

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even before he won his party's primary, Alexi Giannoulias' campaign for U.S. Senate has been beset by critics arguing that his candidacy was flawed. A...