| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:03 PM
College basketball brings weeks of numbers to popular culture. Tournament seeds, scores and predictions are everywhere. (Mine? Florida defeats Louisville, 69-65.) While you're in the spirit, let's look at some Connecticut numbers.
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:55 PM
WASHINGTON — After a string of embarrassing confirmation hearings in which President Obama’s picks for ambassador displayed gaps of knowledge on the countries they were to serve in, the State Department has agreed to publish details on the...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:20 PM
That Connecticut's widely heralded Freedom of Information Act is under assault is troubling, but not new.
Since the Newtown tragedy in December 2012, we've seen relentless efforts to cut back on public access to police reports and investigatory...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:22 PM
In Connecticut horror does not befoul Newtown alone. No, as much or more, it degrades Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford and our other tumultuous inner cities. Despite the catastrophic day at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, murder most regularly happens where...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:02 AM
When a University of Illinois transfer applicant last month was denied acceptance, she called the admissions office to ask about submitting an appeal. Her godmother, who stated that she was a Cook County Circuit Court judge, was yelling in the background....
| Oct 27, 2013
When she was hired five years ago at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares received a new perk with the job: an all-expenses-paid house to live in, with the expectation that it would be used for university functions.
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:17 AM
When the makers of the da Vinci surgical robot asked University of Illinois doctors to appear in a national advertising campaign, their Chicago hospital saw an opportunity to promote its expertise with the device.
But the plan backfired.
| Jan 21, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Elmhurst officials have revised plans for a six-story mixed-use garage in the heart of the city's downtown to try to overcome an earlier rejection by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday night when city staff...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 9:12 PM
The allegations that Treasurer Dan Rutherford sexually harassed and politically pressured a former employee will cost taxpayers at least $27,000 in legal and investigative fees, and that figure is expected to grow.
The largest cost so far is an $18,122....
| Dec 26, 2013
Thanks to Edward Snowden, we know a lot about what the National Security Agency has secretly been up to. As a result, Congress, a U.S. district court judge and the White House are considering ways to rein in the agency and protect our privacy. But we have...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:37 PM
State Treasurer Dan Rutherford held an afternoon news conference to fire back at a former top deputy who filed a federal lawsuit today accusing Rutherford of sexually harassing him and pressuring him to perform political work on state time. Rutherford...