| Nov 23, 2014
| 6:52 AM
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe had run out of options to pull off his marquee campaign promise to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Even a risky plan to circumvent the legislature had fallen apart.
That's when the...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham pleaded guilty Thursday to violating the county's ethics ordinance for allowing the intermingling of private campaign activities with his public office.
In a brief appearance in county branch court in St. Charles,...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 3:13 AM
Charles Petrishe was drunk and suicidal on the night his frantic wife called Oak Lawn police for help.
The wife's 911 call and a video camera mounted on a police Taser recorded the chaos as two officers charged into the home minutes later with guns...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 11:55 AM
For this month’s roundup of new releases, in honor of Veterans Day, we’re spotlighting military history and books written by members of the armed forces.
“The Early Morning of War” by Edward G. Longacre of Newport News....
| Nov 10, 2014
| 2:14 PM
The worried voices have an immediacy that only video can capture, especially after numerous images of massive fires flaring in the distance. It is Sunday, June 30, 2013, and an elite unit of firefighters, the Granite Mountain Hotshots, were somewhere...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:28 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Senate Democrats on Wednesday began advancing a measure to raise the state’s minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017, though doubts remain about whether lawmakers can muster enough votes to pass an increase before Republican Gov.-...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 5:18 PM
You'll find it listed on the meeting agenda of many governing bodies in Hampton Roads — the "consent agenda."
Routine by most standards, the consent agenda is a block of resolutions passed in unison by elected leaders with a single "aye" vote....
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Controversial professor Steven Salaita, whose job offer at the University of Illinois was rescinded after he made anti-Israel comments on social media, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that the university has violated the state's open records law.
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Federal efforts to end old-growth logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest have stalled and millions of tax dollars are being wasted, according to a report that will be released Tuesday, the latest salvo in a dispute over the future of America's...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Illinois is getting closer to choosing the companies that will be allowed to sell medical marijuana.
So who's in the running for the lucrative, coveted licenses required to grow and sell the drug? That's for the state to know and you to find out. Later....
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"As we look to the future, one issue risks a cycle of conflict that could derail so much progress. And that is the cancer of violent extremism that has ravaged so many parts of the Muslim world."
The cancer of violent extremism . . .
I listen to the...