The jury remains out, and observers are starting to get antsy, jumping when the jurors ask a question. Here's a theory as to why they're taking so long: the jury has to deal with the interpretation of a statute that's currently vexing legal scholars.
Posted June 22, 2011, at 5:34 p.m.
The Sun-Times is reporting that, for the second year in a row, various CPS bureaucrats will see substantial raises over their predecessors' salaries. It makes no sense... and perfect sense.
Posted June 22, 2011, at 3:22 p.m.
Grid Chicago reports on sustainable transportation in the city; The Steppes of Chicago takes an on-the-streets look at Chicago architecture.
Posted June 20, 2011, at 2:05 p.m.
The cost of wrongful incarceration and the city's immense legal-settlement costs; Chicago's new gun law seems as ineffectual as the gun ban that preceded it; a Sun-Times reporter gets caught in the line of fire and returns to figure out why; and more
Posted June 20, 2011, at 1:39 p.m.
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that children on Medicare and SCHIP face longer waits and more rejections for medical care.
Posted June 17, 2011, at 3:04 p.m.
File under things that I knew somewhere deep in my head but probably just didn't want to think about: DVRs consume an enormous amount of electricity.
Posted June 17, 2011, at 12:10 p.m.
The Board of Education rejected Chicago teachers' "automatic" four-percent raise, portending a showdown between the Chicago Teachers Union and the mayor, or at least more tension. Setting aside whether teachers are "overpaid" or "underpaid," let's take a look at how they've been historically paid.
Posted June 16, 2011, at 8:27 p.m.
Will the grand-jury testimony of two new witnesses finally prompt Cook County prosecutors to charge their prime suspect?
Posted June 15, 2011, at 12:01 p.m.
What happens when you actually put money on waiting 'til next year, by the numbers. Plus: Wrigley's a dump, but that's not really the point.
Posted June 14, 2011, at 6:10 p.m.
Another big expo has decided to skip Chicago for Las Vegas, citing the cost of labor and the uncertain status of legislation meant to curtail it. But a Crain's investigation complicates the picture. Why's it so expensive to do a trade show at McCormick Place?
Posted June 14, 2011, at 2:20 p.m.