| Aug 28, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Show biz figures like Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and LeAnn Rimes appeared at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
"It's an opportunity today to recall where we once were in this nation,"...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Those who promote the right to carry around a handgun in public were no doubt disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week not to take up Maryland's handgun permit law. Certainly quite a few could be found sharing their rather disparaging...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 3:25 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education today called on lawmakers to increase funding school funding by $874 million at a time when the state treasury is so short on cash that Gov. Pat Quinn has proposed cuts.
| 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...
| May 2, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Augusten Burroughs is a man of many words, but he was at a loss the other night.
The author of the best-selling memoirs “Running With Scissors” and “Dry” has been touring the country to talk about his most recent book, a self-...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Lotta talk these days about Bolon Yokte, the Mayan god in charge of bad things, including war, conflict, the underworld and “Gangnam Style.” It is Yokte, as he is known among the wags knocking ’em back most nights at Red’s in...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Supervalu Inc. is selling five of its top supermarket chains — Albertsons, Acme, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s and Star Market — to an investor group owned by Cerberus Capital Management for $100 million in cash.
Cerberus’ AB Acquisition...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:14 AM
Firearms maker Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. said it will buy back an additional $15 million of its stock as gun control talk swirls in the aftermath of the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.
The company said it has already completed a $20-...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 8:16 AM
Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is distancing itself from Friday's shooting at a Connecticut elementary school by selling the company that makes one of the weapons purportedly used in the attack.
Cerberus said in a statement Tuesday that...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Groupon Inc. is canceling all its firearm offers a month after the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month in Connecticut.
“All scheduled and current gun-related deals featured on Groupon North America, including shooting...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:39 AM
Several major firearms retailers are rethinking sales strategies for the rifle said to be used in Friday’s massacre in Connecticut.
Cabela’s, an outdoor products retailer, was still offering Bushmaster AR-15 rifles for between $730 and $1,...