Lawyer Joseph A. Cari Jr. made a stellar mark as a political strategist and fundraiser before an apparent favor landed him in trouble. His fall puts heat on Governor Blagojevich’s administration.
A chilling series of small mistakes led to the midair collision that took the life of the radio personality Bob Collins and two others almost four years ago. Today, several lawsuits are arguing that the tragedy signals a much larger problem with aviation.
In recent years, Chicago has become a tough town in which to get a liquor license. Credit Mayor Daley’s strict policies on booze—and enforcement by a stern and obscure bureaucrat.
With PBS looking to expand its dwindling audience, WTTW picked Bob Sirott—a former DJ and wisecracking morning-show host—to take over a revamped Chicago Tonight.
When FBI agents showed up last spring to arrest the Chicago mob boss Joey “The Clown” Lombardo, there was a problem: he wasn’t there, and he hasn’t been seen since. But Lombardo is more than a vanishing act. He’s one of a vanishing breed—a last link to the Chicago Outfit’s blood-spattered heyday.
The modest, low-slung Sun-Times Building, unloved by legions, is on death row—doomed, if all goes as planned, to be replaced by a Trump tower of affluence. But at least one person likes it just where it is.
When a woman from his past resurfaced, the columnist’s 33-year career crashed; then a family tragedy hit home.
Yes, he is popular and has done lots of good for the city. But Mayor Daley has plenty of shortcomings, too. If we were running for mayor, here is how we would challenge him.
He has fought the Mob and helped impeach a President. But now Chicago attorney David Schippers is battling to prove a connection between Oklahoma City and the September 11th attacks. Is he the latest dupe in a grand, improbable conspiracy—or could he be on to something?
Patrick Fitzgerald may have arrived in town as the new U.S. attorney in August 2001, but he didn't really arrive until April 2, 2002, when he stood before the television cameras and announced the stunning news: Gov. George Ryan's three-decades-old campaign committee was being charged as a "criminal enterprise" whose thirst for money had led … Read more