| Oct 18, 2013
— Before the sun rose too high above the guard tower one recent morning, prisoner Juan Meneses finished his daily gardening routine, raced across campus and bounded into theology class 15 minutes late.
Meneses, 35, didn't have time to take his...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Zachary Fardon was sworn in Wednesday as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, five months after he was nominated by President Barack Obama.
Fardon, 47, began work in his Dirksen U.S. Courthouse office after U.S. District Chief Judge...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Chicago attorney Zachary Fardon was confirmed Wednesday night as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, according to a statement from U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and Richard Durbin.
Fardon, 47, who lives in Evanston and is a partner at Latham...
| Oct 9, 2013
Everybody wants to be wanted.
Big cities and big corporations are no exception.
Boeing got tens of millions of dollars in potential incentives from Chicago and the state of Illinois to move its headquarters here a dozen years ago because the city...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Over and over, I and others who take up the cause of those who may have been wrongfully convicted ask the same questions of professionals in the criminal justice system: Are you sure about this one? Have you kept an......
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:51 PM
A U.S. Senate committee cleared the nomination of Zachary Fardon on Thursday as the next U.S. attorney in Chicago, sending it to the full Senate for a final vote.
The unanimous voice vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee comes more than 15 months after...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White formally launched his bid for a record fifth term today, with the popular 79-year-old saying there's more work to be done.
White already is on track to become the longest-serving secretary of state at the...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Rauner's idea is popular, but that's about it Wednesday's print column There's no doubt that Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner has staked out a popular position on term limits. He's for 'em. In late July, Rauner formed a political action......
| Aug 6, 2013
This is with reference to a recent editorial (“Illinois corruption: Who’s next?” Aug. 5). Corruption is a social evil and undermines political cum economic stability. It threatens security and damages trust and public confidence in...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:47 PM
SPRINGFIELD -- Out-of-power Republicans rolled out four candidates for governor at an Illinois State Fair rally Thursday that focused on regaining relevance by taking back the state's top job.
The contenders come with resumes as varied as the flavors of...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday accused the Regional Transportation Authority of failing to properly oversee operations at Metra, saying he will appoint a panel to come up with recommendations on how to revamp the agency amid accusations of political patronage...