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7-Year-Old Chicago Girl Shot In The Head

Chicago Breaking News | March 18, 2010 4:46 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When shots echoed across their South Side street on a sunny Wednesday afternoon, an 11-year-old girl tried to pull her little sister from the path of ...

Pat Quinn Considering Susan Garrett As Lieutenant Governor Nominee

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Veteran suburban lawmaker Sen. Susan Garrett has emerged as a leading choice of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to become his running mate, top party source...

Sheriff Tom Dart Announces Prison Breakfast To Be Served At 4:30 A.M.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sheriff Tom Dart has been cutting costs with a vengeance at the Cook County Department of Corrections. And on Thursday, he announced another nearly $2...

Eisenhower Blocked By 25,000-Pound Honey Spill

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A semitrailer hauling about 25,000 pounds of honey in jars tipped over early this morning on a ramp leading from the Eisenhower Expressway to the Tri-...

New Independent Candidate Joins The Already Crowded Governor's Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois governor's race might seem like a crowded field already. The major parties have fielded incumbent Pat Quinn and state senator Bill Brady;...

Protecting the House Where Lena Lived!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Never again in our history will citizens be forced to live segregated lives, not according to race at any rate. Yet once, not so long ago, this reality was a difficult to oppose matter of course.

Giannoulias Poll Shows Kirk, Alexi Tied

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A ray of sunshine may be breaking through what's been a cloudy, even stormy spring for Alexi Giannoulias's U.S. Senate campaign. According to a repor...

My Morel Hunt

Rebecca Kosick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Kosick

Last weekend, my guide and I ventured onto someone's forested upper Midwestern property in search of morels. Those earthy, early-spring fungi so special that they sell for upwards of $40/lb.


Elena Quintana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Elena Quintana

Thomas Tubbs, Jr. was shot twice last July, in two incidents a week apart. Then CeaseFire began to work with him.

Budget Cuts Already Hurting Chicago Human Services

Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Youth Summit for struggling neighborhood teens is mostly planned out -- the date's been chosen, the workshops are coming together. All that's left...

Peterson Motorcycle Pulled From eBay, Then Reinstated

Herald News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Internet auction site pulled Peterson's listing for his 2007 Harley-Davidson, labeling the accused wife-killer's motorcycle "murderabilia" too off...

Teens Leave Detention Slip At Scene Of Burglary, Get Caught

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two teenage boys have been charged with a burglary in Northlake after police found a high school detention slip inside the home of the victim....

Chicago Police Nab Armed Robber With Help Of OnStar

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A South Side woman activated an emergency-response signal in her car while at a currency exchange with an armed robber who was holding her and her hus...

Quinn Signs Bill To Protect COBRA Benefits For Unemployed

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn on Saturday signed legislation into law that ensures unemployed small business workers in Illinois will receive continued COBRA health ...

Illinois Primary Moving Back To March; Pat Quinn Expected To Sign Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn is set to sign legislation Wednesday that will move the Illinois primary back to March, according to a Chicago Tribune report. The...

Man Arrested In Chicago For Allegedly Pimping Wife On Craigslist

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Clinton Danner, 32, was arrested in downtown Chicago Sunday night as he arrived to pick up his wife from a hotel where "he made her stay for the weeke...

The Community Organizers Who Discovered Obama

Cynthia Gordy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Gordy

The organization in which Barack Obama got his start, the Gamaliel Foundation, is a faith-based group that helps create grassroots change. I talked to Gamaliel's President, Ann Smith.

Sneed: White House Pushing Forrest Claypool As Democratic Lieutenant Governor

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Quinn is remaining hush-hush about his choice for lieutenant governor this time -- now that veterans chief/close friend Tammy Duckworth turned hi...

Suburban Girls' Basketball Team Plans Trip To Florida To Avoid Arizona Controversy

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Highland Park High School girls' basketball team made new plans to travel to Florida instead of Arizona to try and stay far away from political co...

Chicago's Best Free Places: Top 10 Free Museums, Parks And Attractions In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Every time we get a couple of nice days back to back, it's tempting to think that spring is finally springing. Of course, then it's 45 degrees and rai...

Pat Quinn On 'Chicago Tonight': Defends Tax Hike, Asks Legislators To Act (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

From the moment Governor Pat Quinn's interview started on Monday's "Chicago Tonight," he knew it wasn't going to be easy. "Governor Quinn, welcome ba...

Chicago's Coal-Free Future: Clean Power Coalition Lights the Way

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

Consider this: The Fisk Generation Station in Pilsen, which has spewed nearly 50,000 tons of toxic pollution over the past three years, was built before the invention of the Model T.

Mayor Daley Gets 'D' For Job Performance From Liberal Coalition

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley is already reeling from a personal low 35 percent approval rating tied to the parking meter mess, City Hall corruption scandals and Chicag...

Chicago's Top Ten Billionaires: VOTE For Your Favorite

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Every year, Forbes magazine compiles a list of the world's billionaires, based on publicly traded holdings, private assets, jets, yachts, real estate,...

NIT Tournament 2010: Illini Get #1 Seed, Play On The Road Thanks To Cirque Du Soleil

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A look at the schedule shows Illinois playing Stony Brook (located on Long Island, New York) on the road (Wednesday, March 17, 8 p.m., ESPNU). What gi...