* Ex-prison watchdog indicted in kickbacks
* Another tragedy for former AG Ryan; more here
Tragedy visited the family of former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan yet again Sunday night. His youngest son, Patrick, 24, apparently committed suicide in the family home in Elmhurst, police said.
Police don’t ordinarily make public announcements about suicides. But when they have to block off the neighborhood for hours near the home of the former Republican candidate for governor, police can’t go by the usual rule book, Elmhurst Police Chief Steve Neubauer said.
* Former Congressman Sangmeister dies
* Tribune Editorial: Too old to be a judge?
* IL kids to be focus of research on child human health
* Tribune Editorial: State corking the wine trade
* Uniform speed limit in Illinois: Pro vs. Con
* Opinion: Studies support reasoning of uniform speed limit
Trucking companies have long documented their accident reports state-by-state, and those statistics show that a disproportionate number of accidents occur in those states with split speed limits. In fact, safety has been, and will always be, the top priority of the trucking industry.
Truckers are some of the most regulated workers â€” they are required to undergo mandatory drug and alcohol testing, are limited to the number of hours they can drive and must submit their equipment for safety tests. No such laws exist for the everyday automobile driver.
* Illinois get a look at details of the smoking ban
* Sun-Times Editorial: To get Olympics, Chicago has to play the game
* Big Chicago law firm settles suit for $27.5 million
* Mark Brown: Scrapping park shows your tax dollars at work
After spending as much as $2 million to build a sculpture park on a corner lot in Bronzeville, the city of Chicago is scrapping the partially completed project and offering the land for sale to developers.
The park was supposed to be another anchor in former 3rd Ward Ald. Dorothy Tillman’s long-touted plans for a “Chicago Blues District” along 47th Street, but her replacement, Ald. Pat Dowell, has decided Tillman’s plan is unfeasible and that the property would be better used for commercial development.
* Successful city schools seek to branch out
* Pritzker lobbies aldermen on museum site
* Chicago Public Radio: Hospital workers strike Roseland for a day