| 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Controversial professor Steven Salaita, whose job offer at the University of Illinois was rescinded after he made anti-Israel comments on social media, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that the university has violated the state's open records law.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 1, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article included incorrect information about the number of violations for properties owned by Joel and Delaine Fortune. The Fortunes had one property maintenance violation in the city of Hampton.
On Oct. 1,...
| 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 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 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 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 23, 2014
| 8:31 AM
The captain of one of the Navy's premier warships has been relieved of command after an investigation found that he routinely used foul and abusive language toward crew members and engaged in inappropriate touching and questioning of women.
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:48 PM
HAMPTON — On a sunny June morning, the cattle at Willow Oak Farm nearly broke into a gallop as breakfast arrived on a flatbed wagon.
Roughly two dozen cows nosed for position around Thomas "Tommy" Thompson as he spread bales of hay from the...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 3:20 PM
ELGIN — A Facebook page post apparently created by an Elgin police officer saying the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed a young man last month “did society a favor” has left the officer on administrative leave pending...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 7:09 PM
A compilation of court records from Virginia's court system that, among other things, shows patterns in plea deals and sentencing and delays between criminal incidents, arrests and prosecution is now being held secret by the office that administers the...