| Feb 5, 2015
| 9:21 AM
More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but applications rose less than expected, holding at a level that signals a strong job market.
Initial claims for jobless benefits rose 11,000, to 278,000, for the week ended Jan. 31, the Labor...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 11:18 AM
When Vivian Jackson moved to Dania Beach, she began hunting for recreational activities for her three children.
The single mom found programs in Cooper City and Hollywood, but nothing in her neighborhood. Wanting to change that, Jackson created the CARE...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 1:40 PM
VOORHEES — At least the Flyers will have close to a full line-up when they play the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
That wasn't the case when they were bullied out of Nassau Coliseum in a Jan. 19/Martin Luther King Day matinee game, 7-4....
| Feb 2, 2015
| 10:29 AM
Can volunteering to make a blanket in Winnetka for the homeless in Chicago combat social injustice?
William Traynor said he believes it can. With his young daughter, Kylie, and niece Erin, by his side, Traynor and several hundred others knuckled down at...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:17 PM
Assuming no additional missed school days because of bad weather or other emergencies, students in Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 may finish the 2014-15 school year a bit later than initially planned.
June 9, a Tuesday, may now be the...
| Jan 27, 2015
Virginia Wesleyan College's Center for the Study of Religious Freedom will host Rita M. Gross, a religious studies scholar and advanced Buddhist practitioner, for two events this week on campus.
Both programs are free and open to the public. The...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 11:01 AM
But what’s her favorite flavor?
We’re not sure which we love more—Amy Poehler or pudding. So it’s only fitting that Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals has named her its Woman of the Year, which the university announced...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 11:17 AM
Poseidon, Splash, Dory and Krusty Krab will soon sink to the bottom of the Atlantic and eventually be covered in barnacles and brain coral.
The artificial reefs were constructed and named by Broward College oceanography students and volunteers as part...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 1:08 PM
Some spectators didn't need to travel far to watch the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade, taking in shade in their backyards.
Others traveled for miles to celebrate the civil rights leader's birthday.
The parade started at 11:30 a.m. at Forzano Park...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Determined to ensure that the $100 million renovation of New Trier High School's Winnetka campus is completed on time and within budget, officials voted to approve a calendar for the next three school years that includes holding classes on holidays...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 8:43 AM
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was surrounded by heavy security when he arrived in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, 1965, to give a series of speeches pushing for voting rights legislation.
It was a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement, coming three days...