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David Bernstein

2 months
ago

Blago’s Last Stand

If the Supreme Court agrees this fall to hear the ex-governor’s final appeal, his lawyers feel they’ll have a strong case.

2 months
ago

Blago: His Life in Prison

Five years ago, Rod Blagojevich kissed his wife and daughters goodbye, waved one last time to reporters, and flew to Colorado to start a 14-year sentence. In his first prison interview, the ex-governor reveals in startling detail what life has been like on the inside.

1 year
ago

The Reckoning of Marc Winner

After 15 years, multiple alleged rapes, and a litany of indictments, a son of North Shore privilege may have to finally answer his accusers.

1 year
ago

Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1966 Chicago Campaign

In August 1966, the Chicago Freedom Movement, Martin Luther King’s campaign to break the grip of segregation, reached its violent culmination. Fifty years on, the struggle continues.

2 years
ago

Small Town, Big Secret?

Months after former House speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted for withdrawing millions in alleged hush money, the town at the center of the molestation accusations still struggles to understand what may have happened.

3 years
ago

New Tricks

One year after we reported that the Chicago Police Department was undercounting the city’s murders, the problem persists—and top brass are up to some

4 years
ago

The Truth About Chicago’s Crime Rates: Part 2

Murder makes the headlines, but crimes like theft and assault are far more common in Chicago—and your chances of being a victim may be higher than the police are telling you.

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