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Tammy Duckworth Says No To Lieutenant Governor Offer From Quinn, NBC Chicago Reports

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

According to NBC Chicago sources, Tammy Duckworth has called Pat Quinn to turn down his offer that she run as his lieutenant governor. The governor h...

Future Uncertain For Sixteen Pit Bulls Seized In Drug Raid

Courier News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sixteen dogs seized in a weekend drug raid remained at a Schaumburg animal hospital Monday waiting to be evaluated, their fate still to be determined,...

NIU Shooting 2010: Suspect Zach Isaacman Set To Appear In Court, Victim Brian Mulder Tells His Story

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: Zach Isaacman, suspect in the recent NIU shooting, had a brief court date on Tuesday. He was asking to be released on recognizance, or to hav...

Obama's Home-Grown GOP Problem

Steve Daley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Steve Daley

For generations Chicago has dined out on a hard-edged Democratic image. But all the fights were internecine. When it comes to confronting the national GOP, the mythic nature of Chicago politics is just that, a myth.

Paul Kahan on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Paul Kahan, executive chef for Avec, Big Star, Blackbird and the Publican, stopped by The Interview Show to discuss his career, restaurants and more.

Man Busted By State Police With A Bed Made Of Weed

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hung The Truong of Quincy, Massachusetts, was charged with cannabis trafficking after Illinois state troopers stopped his U-Haul truck and found 102 p...

Magic Johnson Backs Out Of Deal To Buy Publisher of Ebony, Jet Magazines

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Retired NBA star Earvin "Magic" Johnson said he was unable to reach a deal to buy Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Co., publisher of Ebony and Jet mag...

Report On Story Slam Championships, Parkour Jam, WingFest, Old-Time String Band

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

HuffPost Chicago brings you another installment in our Assignment Desk series, and another chance to report on cool events happening around town. ...

Kevin Smith 'Fat, And In Trouble,' Says Sun-Times 'Fat Nag'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It might be too late, but it's certainly not too little: ten days after the Kevin Smith/Southwest Airlines kerfuffle, the Chicago Sun-Times's "Fat Nag...

Woman Charged With Killing Her Newborn Using Plastic Bag

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A North Side woman has been charged with murder for allegedly placing her newborn girl into a plastic bag and hiding it in a closet, police said....

U.S. Olympic Committee Won't Seek 2020 Summer Games After Chicago 2016 Failure

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After the embarrassing failure of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Games, the United States Olympic Committee has announced it won't put forward a ca...

Pat Quinn's Governor Campaign Gets Help From Former Enemies

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Quinn and former Illinois Senate President Emil Jones often butted heads. But now all is forgiven. Last month, as Quinn battled Dan Hynes down t...

Mark Kirk OK Sharing Ticket With Conservative Bill Brady

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Senate candidate Mark Kirk is known as a relatively moderate Republican. But he'll likely be sharing the statewide ticket with a far-right co...

Illinois' Dangerous Caregivers Missing From Federal Database

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois regulators revoked the license of one Chicago emergency medical technician in 2000 after she repeatedly failed to provide proper care to pati...

Why Would You Want to be Homeless? (VIDEO)

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

Here's the idea: On March 7, my roommate and I will head outside in Columbia, S.C. For one week, we will leave behind almost everything except the clothes on our backs. Our purpose? To document the homeless experience in our city firsthand.

O'Hare Expansion: City Cannot Remove Graves From Nearby Cemetery

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A state appellate court granted a temporary restraining order Thursday night, stopping the City of Chicago from relocating any more graves from the hi...

Cat Killer Gets 30 Months Probation

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 22-year-old Hoffman Estates man was sentenced Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court to 30 months probation and 240 hours of community service for f...

George Ryan, Convicted Ex-Governor, Must Forfeit Entire Pension, Supreme Court Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois pension system may be tens of billions in the red, but as of Friday it has one fewer check to write: convicted ex-Governor George Ryan wo...

Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Lieutenant Governor? Pat Quinn Asks Her To Be Running Mate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Pat Quinn told the press on Friday that he has asked Assistant Secretary of Veterans' Affairs Tammy Duckworth to be his running mate. Duckworth, a ve...

Celebrating the Contributions of Chicago Entrepreneurs

Rod Shrader | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rod Shrader

It will be the Midwest, the Chicago region in particular, that will lead the nation out of the recession. The reason is the diversity of our economy.

O'Hare, Midway Airports Fall In Customer Satisfaction Scores

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's airports have gotten worse in the eyes of travelers, with O'Hare ranked 14th out of 19 big airports nationwide and Midway no longer No. 1 am...

Lisa Madigan Sues Two Allegedly Bogus Modeling Agencies In Scam Crackdown

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Attorney General's office announced that it will file suit against two Chicago-based modeling agencies as part of a nationwide crackdown on job sc...

Sarah Kaufman, Cheese Sculptor, To Carve Niles Skyline

Gapers Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

World-famous cheese sculptor Sarah Kaufman will carve the Niles city skyline out of two 150-pound Wisconsin cheddar wheels....

Secret Meeting Of Illinois Senators: Was It Illegal?

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a meeting legislators are describing as a first of its kind in the Illinois Senate, Republicans and Democrats got together to hear a presentation o...

Chicago Moves From 3rd To 10th On Forbes's 'Most Miserable Cities' List

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

According to Forbes, things are better. Its new list ranks Chicago as only the 10th most miserable city in the United States. "The Windy City flamed ...