| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Ronald Coase, a British-born University of Chicago economist whose Nobel Prize-winning work on the role of corporations stemmed from visits in the early 1930s to American companies including Ford Motor Co. and Union Carbide Corp., has died. He was 102....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:22 AM
The “Bloody Sunday” that Erin Goseer Mitchell refers to in the subtitle of her charming and often chilling book, “Born Colored: Life Before Bloody Sunday,” is not Jan. 30, 1972, in Derry, Northern Ireland, when 26 unarmed civil...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. was asked about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court during his confirmation hearings, he replied: "It's not what we usually think of when we think of a court." And he was absolutely right.
As Roberts noted,...
| Mar 15, 2010
Thousands of psychiatric patients are likely to move out of nursing homes and into community-based settings in the next five years under a landmark legal agreement designed to reshape Illinois' troubled long-term care system.
The agreement, expected to...
| Nov 6, 2008
Tourism: The Land of Lincoln will enjoy another "presidential halo effect" on its tourism industry, observers say. The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau predicts increased interest in South Side areas tied to Obama and in...
| Apr 7, 2010
| 11:37 AM
On March 8th, 2010, Peter Eatherton purchased the residence at 4 Golf Lane in Winnetka, Illinois. Mr. Eatherton purchased the home for $3,500,000.
Peter Eatherton is a Chicago attorney and has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 2005. He...
| May 9, 2010
| 9:34 PM
President Barack Obama will nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, a person familiar with the president's thinking said Sunday night.
The move positions the court to have three female justices for the first time in history.
| May 10, 2010
Solicitor General Elena Kagan will be nominated Monday to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama, a person familiar with the president's thinking says, positioning the high court to have three women justices for the first time.
Obama will announce...
| May 10, 2010
| 7:34 AM
The newest nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court is just about as native a New Yorker as it gets.
Elena Kagan is a self-professed die-hard New York Mets fan from the Upper West Side, and graduated from Hunter College High School, where her late mother taught...
| Dec 1, 2009
She was a beautiful woman with broad cheekbones and an easy smile. But drug addiction dragged Maratta Walker into a life of prostitution and violence.
By last year the 45-year-old had been arrested more than 35 times for crimes ranging from crack cocaine...
| Jul 29, 2009
A Chicago corporate landlord has set the Internet world abuzz by suing a former resident for a seemingly offhand remark on Twitter about her "moldy" apartment.
The libel suit by Horizon Group Management alleged that Amanda Bonnen "maliciously and...