| Dec 30, 2012
| 4:51 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE -- The Orange Bowl countdown is finally inside three days. Some 84 hours from now, the 2013 game pitting 12th-ranked Florida State against No. 15 Northern Illinois will officially begin.
The teams are now winding down their...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 5:31 AM
McHenry County's chief judge is expected to reveal today which judge will preside over the politically charged involuntary manslaughter trial of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's nephew.
Michael Sullivan, chief judge of McHenry County Circuit Court,...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 11:02 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — Employees at a high-rise jail in downtown Chicago knew something wasn't right when they arrived to work and saw a makeshift rope fashioned from bed sheets hanging from the bars of a cell window about 20 stories above the ground....
| Dec 26, 2012
| 4:39 AM
ATLANTA -- Alright, Florida State fans, hopefully by now you nice people have gorged yourself on at least one home-cooked, holiday family meal, and received everything you asked Santa to bring. Some of you, though, I'm sure, are still waiting for one more...
| May 8, 2013
"The past is never dead. It's not even past," William Faulkner wrote more than 60 years ago, long before the sound and the fury of online chatter and the Internet's capacity for keeping one's personal history ever-present and unburied.
The road people...
| May 10, 2013
| 9:54 AM
World War II lasted six years, but Rick Atkinson needed 14 years to complete his massive trilogy on the conflict. That turned out to be time well spent. Now the wait for the concluding volume of “The Liberation Trilogy,” his magisterial...
| May 10, 2013
| 9:03 PM
A former Aberdeen man has been indicted on two counts of murder in Chicago.
Daniel E. Neasom, 29, is next scheduled in court Monday for an arraignment, where he's expected to enter pleas. He's being held at the Cook County Jail in Illinois, and bail...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Alberto Reyes looked across the well-kept field at Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep during pregame warm-up drills Saturday evening and declared it a beautiful place for a baseball game.
Two weeks after their originally scheduled game, players and coaches...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:54 AM
A North Side Chicago Public Schools principal says internal leadership problems, not "racist tendencies," led to his baseball team forfeiting a game Saturday on the city's Far South Side. The explanation came after a series of media reports, which the...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 5:00 PM
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — At the bar, everybody knew her name.
Nancy Lanza was the one who, if she heard you were short on cash, regularly offered to pick up the tab at My Place.
Two or three nights a week, Lanza — the mother of the gunman...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 9:51 AM
— Divorce records on file in Stamford Superior Court show the parents of suspected Sandy Hook school shooter Adam Lanza had joint custody of their son and that Lanza's father paid alimony that kept him and his mother financially comfortable.
| Apr 4, 2013
For as long as I can remember following movies, I remember following Roger Ebert.
I remember looking forward to watching every episode of “Siskel & Ebert” as a kid. I remember the “Siskel & Ebert” episode of “The Critic,&...