| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:04 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- In a $75 billion budget stuffed with hometown goodies, lawmakers Tuesday agreed to fund the expansion of a bike trail through Central Florida, a gun range in Brevard County, and a raft of other pet projects.
Those two projects demonstrate...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
MIAMI -- When my youngest son graduated from Coral Reef High School -- the very same school President Obama recently visited to talk about education -- I breathed a sigh of relief that probably echoed throughout the auditorium in which his cap-and-...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:03 PM
Long before she became the lead plaintiff in a concealed carry lawsuit against Illinois, Mary Shepard had fallen in love with guns.
It was 2007 when Shepard stumbled upon a story about women and guns in the local newspaper. What piqued her interest,...
| Apr 6, 2014
Otis McDonald forever will be known as the man who brought down Chicago's gun ban.
After a long illness, he died Friday, April 4, at the age of 80.
The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that bears his name forced Chicago to fall in line with the...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
By now we're all painfully aware of the ready availability of guns in American society and the parade of tragic effects that has caused. As in:
"5-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shoots, Kills Himself"
"Police: 6-year-old accidentally shoots woman in car,...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Watch TV lately and it's hard to miss the little peach logo indicating the program was shot in Georgia. And shooting, of a different kind, is something with which Georgians appear particularly enamored, having just enacted the U.S.' most permissive gun...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:20 PM
BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — The first thing you see on the drive to Cliven Bundy's ranch are the American flags — tied to roadside guardrails, flapping in a hard desert wind.
At a bend in state Route 170 sits the so-called Patriot Checkpoint,...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Taylor Harrison just wanted to finish her gymnastics season on a high note at the Level 10 Junior Olympic National Championships in Jackson, Miss.
To her, a top-10 finish in the all-around would have been acceptable.
But she far exceeded her...
| May 8, 2014
Letters to the editor for the May 8 TribLocal print edition from Elmhurst, Oak Park and West Chicago.
This letter is in response to the Tribune story, "'I might have been able to defend myself'" (Front page, April 27).
I am so terribly...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Letters to the editor from Highland Park, Deerfield, Mundelein and Waukegan.
I find it interesting that letter writer Jim Strickler (Voice of the People, May 10) accuses the National Rifle Association of "making it as easy as...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Letters to the editor from Oak Lawn, Hickory Hills, Calumet City and Lockport.
G … radual steps into the different levels of education.
R … ealizing goals encourage discipline.
A … ttention in class....