| Nov 10, 2013
Back when retired professor Bill Ayers hosted potluck seminars with his partner Bernardine Dohrn at their Hyde Park home, some University of Illinois at Chicago graduate students might have seen their mentor as simply a pleasant, aging lefty with a love...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:36 AM
Really, in the grand scheme of things, it's a minor, minor point, somewhere between apocalyptic and not-very-apocalyptic-at-all: The 24-hour Starbucks in Piper's Alley, the large, busy one that hugs the corner of North Avenue and Wells Street in Old Town,...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:47 PM
A former south suburban police chief pleaded guilty today to coercing a witness in a federal fraud probe of the ex-cop’s state grant.
It is the latest in a string of guilty pleas for ex-Country Club Hills Chief Regina Evans, who has been in...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Elections have consequences. People who attain political power daily make decisions that affect citizens in myriad ways, some not so obvious.
For example, one of the more underanalyzed (but long lasting) consequences of a re-elected Barack Obama is...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Dr. Eric Whitaker, a close friend of President Barack Obama, acknowledged that he is cooperating with federal authorities working on a $433,000 kickback scheme at the state public health agency he once led, but he said he was not involved in the alleged...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:45 AM
A letter writer's response to Bob Ehrlich's column on Sunday, June 9 ("Obama foreign policy follies befuddle right and left alike") accuses Mr. Ehrlich of merely using all of the buzz words like Obamacare, Benghazi, Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright ("...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:15 AM
It was quite entertaining to read Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column alleging President Barack Obama has made numerous foreign policy blunders ("Obama foreign policy follies befuddle both left and right," June 9). Unfortunately, Mr. Ehrlich was only...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Interesting passage in Solving the Hyperlocal Puzzle, an American Journalism Review look at the DNAinfo.com hyperlocal news sites in CHicago and New York being bankrolled by Joe Ricketts: Less than two hours after I began making inquiries to DNAinfo.com...
| Jan 21, 2013
Chicago businessman Martin Nesbitt will sit on the dais in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday as his best friend is inaugurated president of the United States.
The two men — successful African-American leaders who share a record of high...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:30 AM
| Dec 14, 2012
| 4:46 PM
One night last week, U.S. Sens. Joe Lieberman, Lindsey Graham and John McCain appeared together on Piers Morgan's CNN show, either as part of Lieberman's massive, never-ending farewell tour or as part of a series called People Who Make Piers Morgan Look...