| Dec 21, 2012
| 8:30 AM
A week after the horrific gun rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School, some Americans have shown their grit by going shopping. For guns and ammo.
Yes, as graves were still being dug for tiny coffins in Newtown, Conn., bidding on eBay for four Glock...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Last week's tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., has the country asking itself: What has happened to our society? Is it lax gun control laws? Underfunding for treatment of the seriously mentally ill? The breakdown of the nuclear family? Violent video games?...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:07 AM
President Obama called for new proposals for reducing gun violence during an address Wednesday.
He appointed Vice President Joseph Biden to head an inter-agency panel to come up with "a set of concrete proposals by January that I intend to push...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 8:31 PM
He was a loner, a 20-year-old whom Newtown High School classmates remembered as a skinny, shaggy-haired boy "who never really talked at all" and who stayed tight to the corridor walls when he walked, often clutching his laptop.
There was a common...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 2:24 AM
With memories of last week's school massacre still hauntingly fresh, most students in Newtown will return to the classroom Tuesday with their sense of normalcy shattered.
They'll see more police and more counselors in their buildings. But nothing can...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 1:19 PM
All summer long, Printers Row invited kids ages 5-16 to send in book reviews. For the past five weeks, we've published most of the critiques we received, but we couldn't print them all. To see additional reviews, visit chicagotribune.com/printersrow....
| Apr 20, 2012
| 6:05 AM
John Elder Robison always knew he was different. But it wasn't until he was 40 that a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome— on the autism spectrum — allowed him to understand his condition. "It's how you are," says the burly 54-year-old. "The...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 4:25 AM
Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz
Razorbill: 256 pp, $17.99
Every high school student could use a friend like Colin Fischer, the protagonist in a new teen mystery novel called, as...
| Nov 22, 2012
This time of year, "thankfulness" and "gratitude" are terms folks throw around so much that they almost become greeting card platitudes.
Maybe people mean it, maybe they don't.
Doctors have linked the concept of gratitude to inner peace, even physical...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Bob Nobles III plans to be a Santa's helper this year. He will distribute toys and other gifts to young people who come to the Kennedy Krieger Institute's upcoming Festival of Trees.
But it won't be the first time that the New Windsor teenager has put...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 9:20 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Almost half of children with autism in a new study had run away at least once - and many of them were missing long enough to cause concern.
Researchers found that kids most often wandered off from their home, school or a...