| Mar 31, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Jonylah Watkins died on a Tuesday.
She was with her father, who was sitting in a minivan in Chicago on the night of March 11 when someone opened fire. Doctors worked 17 hours trying to repair what a bullet had done to her body, but to no avail. She died...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Three unfenced elementary schools may soon have another barrier to entry.
The school board is reassessing security after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut. Officials plan to consider adding fences around the campuses to match...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:08 PM
The TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival is underway in multiple venues and, as they say on TV, we've got team coverage of everything from the marquee attractions at the Chicago Theatre to the late-night, semi-secret performances that insiders...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Real-life violence is taking a toll on kids' overall outlook, a new MTV study says.
More than one-third of kids ages 14 to 17 say they "plot out escape plans when in public places, because of events like Sandy Hook," last year's elementary school...
| Jun 20, 2013
For me, following someone on social media is a lot like dating. I like to learn a little about them first before going all the way.
Following. Following is all the way. Sorry if you were expecting something else, but this isn't that kind of column. When...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:04 PM
BRIDGEPORT — A former employee at Riverview Gun Sales in East Windsor pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to violating a federal firearms law.
Krystopher DiBella, 25, of West Suffield pleaded guilty to aiding in the improper filling out...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:05 AM
When students in the Los Angeles Unified School District return to school on Tuesday, they'll be met with beefed-up security in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
For the upcoming year, the nation's second-...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:36 AM
More than 600,000 Los Angeles Unified School District students returned to class Tuesday after summer break and were greeted with enhanced security measures, new disciplinary rules and expanded health services.
The new safety programs follow in the wake...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Is keno addictive? Does it drain more money from the poor than others? Does it increase crime, divorce, bankruptcy? What is the experience in other states?
We don't know the answers to these questions because keno was slipped into the budget bill a...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Playwright Anton Chekhov famously said that a gun should never be displayed onstage without a reason. If it is seen in the first act, he advised, it ought to go off by the third.
In other words, writers should not clutter a narrative with distractions...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Gun advocates have been crying for close to two years about how long it takes the Maryland State Police to conduct background checks for prospective gun buyers. The delays have lengthened with the passage earlier this year of Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun...