If the Supreme Court agrees this fall to hear the ex-governor’s final appeal, his lawyers feel they’ll have a strong case.
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.
After 15 years, multiple alleged rapes, and a litany of indictments, a son of North Shore privilege may have to finally answer his accusers.
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.
Things have shaken up like never before in our annual list of the most influential Chicagoans. Starting at the top.
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.
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
In reporting our latest investigation into the Chicago Police Department’s crime numbers, we found a few mysterious cases dating back to 2013.
Months ago, the city council called for a hearing on the reliability of Chicago’s crime data. It’s going down tomorrow—with Superintendent Garry McCarthy presenting.
The U.S. Justice Department found a pattern of unconstitutional policing in Newark, New Jersey—and some of it happened while Chicago’s police superintendent was the top cop there.