| May 10, 2014
| 10:00 AM
You wouldn't expect the county's top prosecutor to step up to a microphone and say it's time to stop locking up so many people. But that's exactly what L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey did last week. She told the county Board of Supervisors that, in...
| Jan 29, 2014
The Weather Channel is gearing up for the Super Bowl and Emmaus grad Alexandra Wilson will be right in the mix. Alex, one of the newest on-air meteorologists at the 24-hour weather channel will be with fellow staffer Mike Bettes......
| Jun 17, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Democratic candidate for governor Bill Daley excoriated Gov. Pat Quinn for a lack of leadership over the state's pension crisis and criticized potential rival Lisa Madigan for not providing a legal opinion on the constitutionality of possible solutions....
| Jan 29, 2013
How odd it is to hear an artist you respect and appreciate suggest she doesn’t have the pipes to tackle her words.
“If I had the money, I don’t even know if I would be singing my own songs,” says rapper/singer/poet Dessa, a solo...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 7:46 AM
AccuWeather.com released its spring weather outlook this morning, and it includes seasonable weather that one doesn't need a meteorology degree to predict: winter storm chances for the East Coast in February and March and milder temperatures not until...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:07 PM
I am so completely pessimistic and cynical about this country being able to pass any meaningful gun control laws as long as the right to bear arms is sanctified, enshrined and beatified by the United States Constitution. To end the gun culture we have...
| Feb 2, 2013
The holidays are long over, but your desire to keep throwing parties isn't. Today is Groundhog Day after all, and tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday. Then there's Lincoln's Birthday (which promises to be more popular than ever this year thanks to Steven...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 2:00 PM
At 7:20 a.m. Saturday Punxsutawney Phil will leave his burrow at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., for the 123rd time and prognosticate how much longer winter will last. If Phil sees his shadow and returns to his burrow it means six more weeks of...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Sharaya Smith was visiting a New Port Richey park along with her daughter, 4, and her three-year old nephew on Groundhog Day when a stranger came out of the bushes who claimed to be President Obama and allegedly told her that he was here "to rid the world...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:42 PM
The winter storm that walloped the Great Plains today entered the Chicago area late Thursday and will linger through the morning commute on Friday, possibly dumping up to half a foot of snow here.
As of 9 p.m. a winter weather advisory is in effect for...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:20 AM
The storm that socked the Chicago area with the season's biggest snowfall has tapered off, but it's not completely finished with us.
Snow will continue falling periodically today, dropping another inch or two in the city and up to three inches in the...