New Ayers book postponed by politics
Former CPS chief Paul Vallas is eyeing a run for governor—maybe as a Republican.
Inside the circle of Chicagoans who spotted Barack Obama’s talent, helped guide his path—and made it hard for him to close the deal (even before the Reverend Wright eruptions)
Tony Rezko climbed from immigrant roots to the highest circles in Illinois. In his first interview since his indictment on corruption charges, he’s defiant—and faithful to a governor who now shuns him.
A former U. of C. colleague has sued Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics, for defamation in a case growing out of research on gun-control laws
It’s election season. Where is David Wilhelm?
U.S. senator Barack Obama insists he won’t seek higher office in 2008. But that has hardly squelched the buzz among Democratic faithful that he would be perfect atop the party ticket. As the race for the presidency heats up, our reporter parses the possibilities, including the one in which Obama makes history sooner than anyone—even he—expects.