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Kirk tried to balance personal, political

After U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., suffered a major stroke in early 2012, a whispering campaign quickly followed. Reporters queried. Political operatives impatiently pushed. Would he come back? Could he come back? Shouldn’t he resign if he couldn’t return yet?

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Free, but not from the past

Anthony Porter has come within hours of being executed after he was convicted of killing two people. He was freed from Death Row after another man, Alstory Simon, confessed to the murders. He got a pardon, but he didn’t get a dime when he sued the city and the cops. And now, there’s a serious push to strip away what little Porter has left: his claim of innocence.

    Off Message: Metra’s House of Cards and the Anti-Rahm

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      ‘Transcendence’: Johnny Depp in a bold, beautiful flight of futuristic speculation

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      RICHARD ROEPER: In one of his most interesting performances, Depp plays a scientific visionary whose thoughts and personality are uploaded before he dies. It’s a Read More