| Apr 4, 2013
| 4:20 PM
When Nancy Aiken talks to students in Baltimore's Orthodox Jewish community about domestic violence and sexual assaults, she asks the boys a simple question: How many of you want to grow up to be a perpetrator of violence?
Aiken knows the students...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 5:15 PM
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the state of Louisiana, has activated its Transitional Sheltering Assistance program, which allows eligible evacuees from Hurricane Isaac whose neighborhoods are not...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 2:51 AM
Slow-moving Tropical Storm Isaac continues to drench the central Gulf Coast region. Thousands of people in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama are under states of emergency.
A summary of the latest situations in each state:
-- Up to 3,000...
| Sep 13, 2012
Owners of businesses along Ogden Avenue will have more resources available to improve their properties, following a recent vote by Downers Grove village officials.
The village council unanimously agreed to put up more funding for a matching grant program...
| Sep 26, 2012
The following is from the Sept. 18 City Council meeting. Mayor Jane Egly absent due to a death in her family.
Mayor Pro Tem Verna Rollinger presented a proclamation honoring the Beautification Council on its Diamond Jubilee and...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 4:40 PM
More than 200 years into the life of their family farm, Tim and Mitzi Jones decided their future should include cheese.
Bowling Green Farm has been producing milk from about 100 Holsteins and has been in the milk business since the 1920s. A few years...
| Jul 3, 2012
A south suburban mayor's taxpayer-funded nonprofit has been suspended from state and county grant programs over questions about its finances and accounting, the Tribune has learned.
In addition, the Illinois attorney general's office has started an...
| Feb 3, 2012
By now, I am sure you have all heard the recent controversy surrounding Susan G. Komen and the subsequent amendment of the grant funding criteria policy. Nothing has changed these past few days as far as the local funding for breast cancer services...
| May 5, 2011
With more children being diagnosed with disabilities and the goal of inclusive classrooms firmly in place, the special education landscape continues to progress.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1 in every 110 children in the...
| Jan 13, 2012
When a teachers assistant at Chicago's North-Grand High School handed in her child's lunch form last school year, it showed that her household made too much money for the child to receive free lunches.
So the school's assistant clerk told the woman to...
| Jun 26, 2011
Rep. Michele Bachmann has been propelled into the 2012 presidential contest in part by her insistent calls to reduce federal spending, a pitch in tune with the big-government antipathy gripping many conservatives.
But theMinnesota Republican and her...