| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Some residents of Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six adults were gunned down at an elementary school in December 2012, want the shooter's family home demolished and replaced by a park, according to a survey.
The survey by the Newtown-Sandy...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:20 AM
BROOKFIELD — During a two-hour debate Sunday evening, Republican gubernatorial candidates jockeyed for the chance to face expected Democrat nominee Dannel P. Malloy in November's election, differing sharply on gun control.
The candidates agreed...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:03 PM
In a move that activists described as the first of its kind for any American college or university, Occidental College in Los Angeles is pledging to stay away from any investments in companies that manufacture military-style assault weapons and high-...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:26 PM
NEW YORK — This was the dog writers' biggest night.
The only things missing were the red carpet and interminable speeches.
And the dogs.
But they were there in spirit at the recent awards ceremony of the Dog Writers Assn. of America, which...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:41 AM
NEW YORK -- Ranny Green knew he was onto something back in the 1970s, when a story he wrote for his newspaper in Washington state garnered more phone calls and letters than anything he had done in his journalistic career.
It was about dogs.
| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:32 PM
The General Assembly begins its short session Wednesday. But even if the calendar squeeze and electoral politics get in the way, there is still important legislative work to do.
Sessions in even-numbered years are two months shorter than those in odd-...