| Apr 20, 2015
| 3:45 PM
Three shortsighted proposals could dramatically expand legalized gambling in Connecticut.
First, legislative leaders are pushing a bill to allow the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes, owners of Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, respectively, to jointly...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 7:16 AM
Motherhood has seriously altered my social calendar. I’ve traded runway shows for Disney On Ice, and by 9 p.m. I’m just as ready for bed as my infant.
But a dinner invitation from a friend recently came along that I just couldn’t...
| Apr 19, 2015
| 3:23 PM
With perennial juggernaut Judson University off the field, and teams from Gail Borden Public Library and The Courier-News sagging, veterans of Bill Margeson's East Dundee pub quiz dominated the 18th annual Literacy Connection Trivia Bee Saturday at the...
| Apr 27, 2015
The halls were alive with the sound of music — but maybe not what Julie Andrews was expecting.
The 10th annual Guitar Festival had kicked into high gear at Broadneck High School, the place where it was born and has been nurtured for the past...
| Apr 26, 2015
| 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's acceptance of personal responsibility for the death of two noncombatants, one of them an American, in that drone strike on a terrorist site in Pakistan echoed how the fog of war has smothered his highest ambitions.
| Apr 24, 2015
| 5:29 PM
NAFTA on steroids
American workers have suffered long enough because of bad trade deals. Since NAFTA's approval in 1994, the U.S. economy has lost more than 1 million jobs because of outsourcing.
We've felt the impact in every area of every state as...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 1:21 PM
The dollar is once more king and it will likely be until 2030. And there's not a thing politicians, pundits and economists can do about it.
The dollar is at $1.06 to a euro, a huge fall of 25 percent from where it was a year ago, and it hasn't...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 1:34 PM
Chicago has elected just one female mayor, but you don't have to endure the travails of the Jane Byrne Interchange to honor the legacies of notable women during Women's History Month. Below is just a partial list of sites dedicated to the memory and...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 12:26 PM
Introducing Matt Post, a senior research scientist in computer science at the Johns Hopkins Human Language Technology Center of Excellence. Someday we may be telling you that he won a Nobel Prize, but for now his claim to fame is counting out, as you'll...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 12:32 PM
A well-known icon of the Galt Ocean Mile just turned 50 years old.
The Fountainhead Condominium on A1A at the southern edge of Lauderdale by-the-Sea has been reigning since Lyndon Johnson was president. But residents are not touchy about their...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 1:33 PM
The Large Hadron Collider is getting back in business. After a two-year hiatus, the giant proton-smashing machine that brought you the discovery of the Higgs boson is set to take scientists’ experiments to nearly double its previous energy limit, in...