| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:07 PM
A $15 million sports facility in the Pullman neighborhood that a local aldermen calls a "game changer" for young student-athletes on the South Side was endorsed Thursday by the Chicago Plan Commission.
| Aug 14, 2014
How often do hurricane remnants reach the Chicago area? Didn't Katrina's remnants reach Chicago?
— Robert Skurski
On at least 17 occasions since 1900, remnant low-pressure systems from tropical cyclones have passed...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 10:34 PM
Last October's government shutdown left 800,000 federal employees without work for 16 days, but apparently they found ways to occupy their time.
Nine months later, some Washington, D.C., hospitals are reporting a spike in newborns.
"There's no way...
| Jul 11, 2014
A life of service
Effie Ashe spent 12 years on the Newport News School Board, but summarizing her public life to that service vastly underestimated the impact she had on this community.
Yes, her passion was education, as the three terms on the school...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
When New Jersey officials were ready to start rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy roared up the Atlantic Coast in October 2012, they were determined not to repeat the mistakes of disasters past.
So Richard Constable III, head of the state Department of...