In stunning reversal, Alstory Simon, convicted in double murder, released from custody

In a stunning reversal, a Cook County judge on Thursday ordered the immediate release of Alstory Simon for a 1982 double-homicide.


Exclusive poll: Downstate up for grabs in tied gov race

With less than a week until Tuesday’s election, Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner are in a statistical dead heat with a surprising division among deep Downstate voters, according to a new Early & Often poll.

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      Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Nightcrawler’: A convincing creep, but gaffes spoil story

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      RICHARD ROEPER: Aa a freelance vulture who records video of crime and crash scenes for TV news, Jake Gyllenhaal plays one of the most disturbing Read More