| Apr 11, 2012
I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters
Michael G. Long
City Lights Books, paperback
In March 1944, as World War II raged, a 32-year-old gay black Quaker named Bayard Rustin took up residence at the Ashland Federal Correctional...
| Feb 15, 2012
“It’s hard to promote black nationalism when you have a black man in the White House,” Thomas Bailey said on Jan. 6, 2009, weeks before Barack Obama was sworn in as the first African-American President of the United States. Bailey, a...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 5:20 PM
A woman who robbed a Wilmette bank Tuesday is suspected in the robbery of a Skokie bank last week, authorities said.
Police responding to a holdup alarm at the BMO Harris Bank at 1701 Sheridan Road about 11:50 a.m. Tuesday said they learned from a...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:47 PM
A man who helped the FBI build a criminal bankruptcy fraud case against his ex-wife is now suing the federal agency, claiming it kept nearly $150,000 in cash and jewelry seized from the former Winnetka woman that he says is owed to him for child support....
| Sep 27, 2014
| 7:09 AM
The Naperville man accused of setting fire to an FAA radar center Friday recently learned he was being transferred to Hawaii after eight years at the agency's Aurora facility, according to court records.
Brian Howard, 36, remains hospitalized with self-...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:31 AM
The Naperville man accused of setting fire to the FAA radar facility in Aurora last week was looking forward to moving to Hawaii and was about to be feted with a going away party, his sister told a 911 dispatcher.
But he also had been acting strangely,...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:32 PM
The late-night scene outside the bank in west suburban LaGrange unfolded like a bad Hollywood script, complete with a burqa-wearing bank robber, a suitcase full of cash, a getaway driver and an alleged plot to escape to a tropical island with the spoils,...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:54 PM
The FBI is investigating a bank robbery Tuesday afternoon at the Chase branch at 1048 Lake St. in Oak Park.
A man 40 to 50 years old stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the bank between 1:35 and 1:40 p.m., according to police reports and the FBI....
| Sep 5, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Police were holding a "person of interest" following an attempted bank robbery in Oak Park this afternoon, a village spokesman said.
The robbery attempt took place at the US Bank branch at 104 N. Oak Park Ave. at 2:17 p.m., said Dave Powers, a spokesman...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A man 20 to 25 years old with a thin mustache robbed the Fifth Third Bank, 840 S. Oak Park Ave., of an unknown amount of cash Oct. 3.
He approached the teller at 10:34 a.m., implied he had a gun and handed her a note. After getting the cash, he fled...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Aurora police have released a 911 call from Friday's fire at the FAA radar facility that wreaked havoc on thousands of flights.
In the 32-second recording, a security officer can be heard requesting assistance.
"We've got smoke in the building so we...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:09 PM
NEWPORT NEWS—A 32-year-old man arrested in connection with the disappearance of a University of Virginia student is a former Christopher Newport University student and football player, a CNU spokeswoman confirmed in a statement from university...