Cardinal Francis George , the first Chicago native to serve as the local archbishop and a man who during that 17-year tenure became the intellectual leader of the American church, has died after a years long struggle with cancer. He was 78.
A man is given 50 lashes in a public square for "insulting Islam" on a liberal blog. Another is arrested for filming and uploading a woman's public beheading. Two females are imprisoned and put on trial for writing on Twitter in support of women driving.
When three Chicago financial trading firms traveled to Washington, D.C., for a crucial meeting with federal regulators, they didn't go alone. They brought a man schooled in the ways of the capital who had recently received $182,000 in political contributions from them: Mayor Rahm Emanuel .