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Chicago Tribune reporterA day after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 45 years ago, a 4-year-old girl, abandoned and crying, stood in front of a burning building a few blocks from the West Side apartment where the civil rights leader had lived during his open-...
A former Illinois governor was sentenced to prison last week. That's about a once-a-decade event here since the 1970s. Flashback readers know that Illinois' culture of corruption began long before that, notably with Gov. Len Small in the 1920s, but the...
Tags: Cook County, Trials, Judges, Punishment, Lung Cancer
The scope of the disaster was hard to fathom. Tribune reporters and photographers who raced to the scene that bitterly cold January night in 1967 sent word that McCormick Place was ablaze, engulfed in flames, raging — destroyed. Back at Tribune...
Marje Everett, a legendary and controversial figure in the sport of horse racing for more than four decades and the chief executive of the Hollywood Park racetrack for six years, has died. She was 90. Everett's longtime associate, Dorothy Carter, said...
Rod Blagojevich may have a problem with hidden recording devices, but the convicted former governor rarely met a camera he didn't like and that held true even Wednesday with a choreographed-for-TV farewell on the eve of his imprisonment. Showman to the...
Tribune reportersA contrite former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison, capping one of the state's worst political scandals and humbling a controversial and defiant figure who rode into office as a champion of reform. The sentence...
Tags: Rudyard Kipling, Trials, Judges, Crimes, Punishment
Tribune reporterCharles H. Percy, a brilliant businessman who represented Illinois for nearly 20 years in the U.S. Senate, once headed the chamber’s powerful Foreign Relations Committee, and harbored unrealized ambitions to run for the presidency, died early...
Clout StreetGambling opponents today called for Illinois to ban casino interests from making political campaign contributions and for Gov. Pat Quinn to veto a pending casino expansion bill. Common Cause, a government watchdog organization, released a report saying...
As a candidate and as governor, Rod Blagojevich loved to toss around the word "corrupt" as he heaped scorn on the business-as-usual nature of Illinois politics. So his reaction to the 2006 conviction of his predecessor, George Ryan, was totally in...
Top of the TicketRod Blagojevich could see 20 years in jail, Twitter kicks him when he's down saying 'boo hoo Rod Blagojevich'...
1 Alex Tremulis' original design had a center driving position with swivel seats on each side, but that was changed to conventional left-hand drive. 2 The first 589-cubic-inch engine was situated crossways and intended to drive the back wheels directly...
Tags: Cicero, Illinois, Chicago Tribune, Vehicles, Crimes
William Stratton, Republican governor from 1953 to 1961, was acquitted in 1965 of income tax evasion charges stemming from the way he spent some of his campaign cash. Otto Kerner, Democratic governor from 1961 to 1968, was convicted of bribery,...
Tags: Illinois, George Ryan, Punishment, Crimes, Bribery
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