| May 4, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Security upgrades, costing $4 million and including new entrances and protections for windows, are in the works for Libertyville School District 128 in the next three years.
Planning for the enhancements at Vernon Hills High School and Libertyville High...
| May 20, 2014
| 5:47 PM
A "B" and a "T" are etched into the black stone floor at Zumiez to remember Brianna Benlolo and Tyler Johnson.
Customers might not even notice the understated initials at the entrance of the Mall in Columbia skate shop. Not unless they were staring at...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:00 PM
When asked how he came to write the Season 2 premiere of "Under the Dome," the television adaptation of his 2009 sci-fi novel that returns to CBS on June 30, Stephen King is refreshingly candid.
"I knew that George R.R. Martin had written a few episodes...
| May 31, 2014
Iwould like to thank Steve Lopez for pointing out the grim "everyday statistics" of gun violence. I have been part of a group that has worked in the L.A. area to change the culture of guns. In many ways we have been successful, with some of the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A fatal shooting in Oregon on Tuesday was the 31st firearms attack at a U.S. school since the start of the year, marking a sharp acceleration in the rash of violence that has occurred on campuses across the nation.
The incidents range from the 20 people...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Nearly 1,000 people marched two miles across the Brooklyn Bridge to New York's City Hall on Saturday to rally against gun violence.
Once the marchers reached City Hall, they heard speeches by Shannon Watts, the head of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Watch TV lately and it's hard to miss the little peach logo indicating the program was shot in Georgia. And shooting, of a different kind, is something with which Georgians appear particularly enamored, having just enacted the U.S.' most permissive gun...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:46 PM
The National Rifle Assn. is preparing to kick off its annual convention Friday in Indianapolis, where it will mix politics with advocacy for 2nd Amendment issues, including one of its longtime goals: a national reciprocity law that would allow gun...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Just how long will the ghost of Columbine haunt this country?
This week, thanks in part to a tip from an observant citizen, police in Waseca, Minn., apparently foiled yet another teenager bent on a Columbine-style massacre.
The details of the 17-year-...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Piers Morgan wrapped his CNN news show on Friday night after three years on the air with a plea for stricter gun control laws.
Although he spent the majority of the one-hour program discussing missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, the host dedicated...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Amid reports of an "active shooter" on campus Monday, Stevenson University students threw their desks against the classroom door, then prayed with near-strangers under computer carts.
Just three days later, elementary and middle school students at...