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The son of a prominent First Amendment scholar is now fighting his own press-rights battle against the City of Chicago Read more
Gary Kimmel seemed to be leading a dream life. A gregarious dentist and family man, he had a thriving downtown practice and a beautiful young wife and children. Then one day the FBI showed up and made some stunning allegations. Read more
Five months after three-year-old Riley Fox of Wilmington was brutally murdered, her father, Kevin, confessed following a long night with Will County detectives. He recanted almost immediately, but spent eight months in jail before DNA evidence led to his release. For the first time publicly, Kevin and his wife, Melissa, talk about their ordeal, an account of pain, mystery, and undying faith, wrapped around an enduring tragedy Read more
Joey “The Clown” Lombardo is one of a vanishing breed—a last link to the Chicago Outfit's blood-spattered heyday. Read more
When Chicago was a rowdy city of speakeasies and brothels, gangsters and con men, Alice Clement—police star 3428—ruled as the first female detective. But then, oddly, most traces of her disappeared, until even the police department had all but forgotten. Read more
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? Read more
For years, a rough-hewn man named Curt Thompson threatened and intimidated his neighbors in the small farming community of Toulon, Illinois. Read more
From our May 1993 issue: In the early 1970s, Bernardine Dohrn and her Weatherman cohorts were blowing up buildings. Today, she has a new—respectable—revolution to lead. Read more
The most feared man in Chicago was once a shining figure of hope. But the road to jail is paved with good intentions. Read more