| Jan 15, 2015
| 12:57 PM
The legislature's labor committee met Thursday and agreed to hold public hearings on about a dozen issues, including a measure to prohibit workplace bullying and a proposal to bar employers running credit checks on job applicants.
Also on the committees...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:12 AM
This year, the village of Niles saw a number of controversies, new developments and some law changes that are poised to affect the village for years to come.
At the beginning of the year, the village was poised to overturn its ban on...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:27 AM
Families of two of the 20 first-graders killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are suing the town of Newtown, Conn., and its board of education, alleging security measures at the school weren't adequate.
The wrongful-death lawsuit served on...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 4:10 PM
At least two families of victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have filed a lawsuit against the town of Newtown and the school board, alleging lax security on the day 20 first-graders and six adults were shot and killed.
| Jan 11, 2015
| 4:21 PM
The question of where, or even whether, to build a permanent memorial to the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is about to take center stage, with some victims' families opposed to the idea.
The 12-member Sandy Hook Permanent...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Public support for gun rights has increased since the Dec. 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, according to a Pew Research Center study released Wednesday that found, for the first time in more than two decades, that more Americans support gun...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 3:11 PM
When 20-year old Florida State University student Ashley Cowie was accidentally shot and killed, dying in her twin sister's arms at a fraternity party in 2011, John Thrasher was the Florida Senate's powerful Rules Committee chairman.
At the time, a bill...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:50 AM
In an article appearing on Today Parents, Nicole Hockley writes a letter to the mom she was before she lost her youngest son Dylan in the Dec. 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
"The tragedy changed every single aspect of your life, not only...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Sunday is the second anniversary of the Newtown massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Thousands of children and teens die each year from gun violence. That's roughly equivalent to a Newtown massacre every three days.
The presence of...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:58 AM
At a recent meeting of the state's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, the mother of one of the 20 children killed two years ago said trying to get help has been at best confusing, and at worst impossible, for many families.
"It is absolutely...
| Dec 14, 2014
Parents of almost half the young children killed by a gunman at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, two years ago on Sunday have taken initial steps toward filing lawsuits tied to one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history....