| Feb 7, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Who would have thought it would be so hard to give people money?
Late last year when it became clear Harford County was in a reasonably stable financial situation, Harford County Executive David R. Craig announced plans to give county employees —...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 8:12 AM
The football season is over. So is Groundhog Day. And Valentine's Day, too. But if any excuse for a party will do, don't forget that Mardi Gras is Tuesday, Feb. 21. And while it may be a little late to book your trip to the Big Easy, you can at least...
| Mar 1, 2012
Entering its third century, Lehigh County remains what it has ever been: a place of promise and paradox.
The promise is in the people -- 350,000 of them, give or take, any one of whom might turn out to be the next Frank Buchman or Constantine Hering, the...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 7:39 AM
A winter storm whipped by high winds is expected to hit the Chicago area just in time for the evening rush hour Thursday, dumping up to 4 inches here but maybe a foot or more in Wisconsin where a blizzard warning has been issued.
But on the bright side...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Kill Hannah has spent much of its career coming to its fans around the country and in Europe, but once a year during the holiday season the Chicago alt-rock band has its fans come to it for “A New Heart For Christmas.” And considering the...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 9:05 AM
On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared on "Meet the Press" today to make the pitch for electing President Barack Obama to a second term.
Emanuel is set to deliver a speech on Tuesday that he says will "testify" to...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 1:30 AM
The final race of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season turned out to be a "Dream Sequence."
For the series champion, Ryan Hunter-Reay, he never gave up on his dream of not only competing against but beating the best drivers in the world as he became the...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 7:41 PM
There’s something very wrong about nicknaming a hurricane “Frankenstorm,” then having it cancel Halloween.
In a bittersweet message for New Haven children on Tuesday, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. declared the Wednesday the 31st would be a...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Since 1899, the Coast Guard's shipyard at Curtis Bay has added years to the life of the sea-battered fleet, repairing and upgrading hundreds of cutters before sending them back on patrol.
So in 2002 when shipyard officials looked at the future and saw...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Four years before the 2012 election, just after the bruising primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, I met Nate Silver and he explained how he had been reasonably certain that Obama would pass Clinton on Super Tuesday, and by how much....
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:43 PM
There are certain newspaper traditions I love and one of them is drawing
editorial cartoons during the Christmas season. There's an abundance of
metaphors to use even when the news is bad, and that's almost all the time
in Editorial Cartoonland.