| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Many hoped, and some even predicted, that the horror of the Newtown massacre of Dec. 14, 2012 — 18 months ago tomorrow — would spur a national effort to keep guns out of the wrong hands. That hope remains unrequited: The carnage continues....
| May 15, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Do you see Jordan Lynch returning kicks if he sticks with the team? -- @Mitlane from Twitter
No. I don’t think Lynch has the speed or quickness to excel as a returner. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.76 seconds at the scouting combine. One of the...
| May 24, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Mixed in with prayers and sympathy after the Isla Vista shooting and stabbing rampage in Santa Barbara County were renewed calls Saturday to pass stronger gun control legislation.
“Although the circumstances of this attack are under investigation,...
| May 28, 2014
| 6:12 PM
With roughly a week left before the City Council election, an anti-gun group in Glendale has received only one response to a survey it sent to candidates earlier this month asking whether they would pledge to oppose any proposed repeal of a gun-show ban...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed a slate of tough gun control measures that would subject gun shops to strict monitoring, including video surveillance of all purchases, in an effort to stem violence in a city beset with an unusually high number...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Adam McKay uses Twitter prodigiously -- to engage with fans about "Anchorman 2" or Funny or Die clips, or just to write jokes as he did in his "SNL" days.
"I like Twitter, it's accessible, it's simple, yet you can make it dense. It's political, it's...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Mundelein police dispatcher Vicki Dorjath said Sept. 30 was just another ordinary Monday until a call came in at around 5:30 p.m.
On the other end of the line was a panicked woman saying her 3-year-old daughter had been taken from in front of their...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Jimmy Greene: On Thursday night, jazz saxophonist Jimmy Greene will perform to benefit a fund he and his wife, Nelba Marquez-Greene, created in honor of their daughter, Ana Grace, after she died in 2012 in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Regarding your recent editorial on the Columbia Mall shooting, it is vitally important that people not remain silent but intervene to get a mentally disturbed people into treatment ("With no warning," March 16).
The recent Columbia Mall shooting...
| Mar 27, 2014
Fifteen months ago, as the nation recoiled in horror from the massacre of 20 children and six adults by a mentally ill man armed with three semiautomatic weapons, there were firm proclamations that this time would be different. The violence at that...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:00 PM
There are five well-known stages of grief, from denial and anger through bargaining and depression. As the first anniversary of the Boston marathon bombing approaches, the city is moving toward the final stage: acceptance.
As part of that process, the...