| Jan 31, 2014
Like most area youths, Chicago Public Schools students have missed four days of classroom instruction so far this winter due to the brutal cold. But unlike most area youths, CPS students are still scheduled to get a day off on......
| Jul 8, 2012
The alarming spike in Chicago homicides this year raises the specter of the city's murder epidemic that began about 1970 and didn't abate until the late 1990s. While 1994 saw the highest per-capita homicide rate in city history, 1974 saw the largest...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:07 PM
They clinched their post-season berth in an airplane over Florida and secured their spot in the divisional series in Texas. But for a town awash in orange and fans beyond thrilled, the Orioles are now fulfilling what the late comedian George Carlin said,...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 6:30 AM
With all of the talk of how Maryland is trying to raise new revenue, why doesn't the state government look in the mirror? I work in the private sector and I get seven paid days off. But according to the Maryland state government website, state employees...
| Oct 23, 2012
Russell Means, who gained international notoriety as one of the leaders of the 71-day armed occupation of Wounded Knee in South Dakota in 1973 and continued to be an outspoken champion of American Indian rights after launching a career as an actor in...
| Jan 29, 2012
It's a slow Sunday, and we're sitting at an Italian restaurant in East Haven — yes, 'Staven, that storied village by the sea — chatting with the bartender.
We've asked about the town's history —- we're relative newcomers —- and...
| Sep 25, 2011
ROCK ISLAND, Wis. — It's almost 8:37 p.m., and I rush with my flashlight on a path through the dark forest to get back to the boathouse. If I am late even 30 seconds, I will miss this appointment. It is an ironic bit of time management in a plot...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Holy Smokes, there sure are a whole bunch of Baltimore Beer Week events, some 300 in all. Of those, 39 are either beer dinners or include some kind of food pairing. Of the 39 Baltimore Beer Week events that are either beer dinners or include some kind...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 9:50 AM
Annual Sons of Italy Columbus Day Mass — Wed., Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., St. Mary of the Mills Church, 114 St. Mary's Place. Mass will be said in Italian and music provided by the Antonio Gatto Lodge's choir. Reception with dessert and coffee follows...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 11:37 AM
The pleasant albeit breezy conditions should continue on Thursday, although the upcoming holiday weekend could be rainy and gray.
Thursday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, highs in the mid 80s, lows in the mid 70s and a 20 percent chance of...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 9:50 AM
First of all, Southwest Airlines needs to get with my schedule. I expect to see airfare sales on Tuesdays. When the airline launches them on Fridays, it gets me all frazzled. Routine, people.
But the sale Southwest announced today is anything but...