| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:15 PM
A former Santa Ana mayor turned headstone hunter, Gordon Bricken explored Orange County cemeteries to document how many Civil War veterans were buried there — and then set out to tell their tales.
One astonishing story: The influx of hundreds of...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Emergency rooms at Loyola University Medical Center and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, the only two Level 1 trauma centers in the region, have some of the longest wait times in eastern DuPage and western Cook counties, according to information released...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:43 AM
In announcing it will be taking applications for the first time in three years, the Chicago Police Department said Tuesday it has lowered its minimum hiring age to 21 just a few years after increasing it to 25 in hopes of recruiting more mature...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Friday's print column Greetings from Chicago, the “murder capital of America,” a toddlin’ town that’s “gaining a national reputation for violence,” the site of a “mini-Holocaust” on the streets due to our ...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Arguably the greatest player in Wichita State history, Xavier McDaniel, and Houston’s three-time All-American Elvin Hayes will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City November 24 at the Midland by AMC.
| Jul 28, 2013
| 12:12 AM
WASHINGTON — Only four days after George Washington University unveiled its new basketball court at the Charles E. Smith Center, several former Terps and local players had the honor of being among the first to play on it as part of the Basketball...
| Jul 13, 2013
This is a story about a blue crab killed for no good reason.
It is a story about birth and rebirth, law and life, nature and nurture, cooperation and connection, cultivation and civilization, production and destruction, seed and greed, Adam and Eve....
| Jul 26, 2013
Greetings from Chicago, the "murder capital of America," a toddlin' town that's "gaining a national reputation for violence," the site of a "mini-Holocaust" on the streets due to our "epidemic of gun violence," all in the recent words of TV talking heads....
| Jul 26, 2013
Sunday, July 28
Water works Swimmable Action Day will be held at several locations, including Mayo Beach Park, Edgewater, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Swim and kayak on the bay to celebrate the need for clean water. The event is sponsored by the South River...
| Jul 14, 2013
Brace yourself for a lot of looking-back stories. Fifty years have passed since 1963, a time of transition that makes today's social and political firestorms look like a cool breeze.
It was the year that the Beatles released their first album. The...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 6:21 PM
Two area water suppliers are adding a powerful cavity-fighting agent to your cup — or dosing it with a cancer-inducing neurotoxin.
It depends on whom you ask.
Water fluoridation has been a controversial topic for decades. Though strongly...