| Jul 22, 2011
| 3:55 PM
For most of my life, I’ve lived in places where summers were uncomfortable, and occasionally intolerable. Muggy heat makes me almost claustrophobic at times.
The National Weather Service has given us an additional measuring tool, the heat index....
| May 4, 2012
| 7:16 PM
Scattered showers are possible overnight Friday but the showers should dissipate by the time the Mini Marathon gun goes off at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
Chief Meteorologist Brian Wilkes predicts the possibility of a few sprinkles and mild fog with ...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 6:55 PM
LIZTON - He didn't catch it at first. In fact its rolled off the tongue so smoothly of late that it passes without notice.
"These kids have earned it, they've definitely earned it," said Cody Coll when talking about the Tri-West football team.
| Nov 7, 2012
Q: We viewed an apartment that smelled of smoke from the previous chain-smoker tenant. We were told the carpet would be replaced and the walls would be painted, which would take care of the smell. We trusted the landlord would do these things and that...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:02 AM
Think back, oh, maybe seven months ago. Remember the gray, cloudy skies and cold temperatures? Remember the boots, the snow, the heavy winter coats? Remember winter?
Well bunky, it ain’t winter anymore and what a glorious thing that is.
| Aug 18, 2012
At first, there were whispers.
Where was Jesse Jackson Jr.?
Was he drying out in rehab? Was he being treated for exhaustion?
And soon, whispers grew into partisan shouts.
Was the congressman ducking a U.S. House ethics probe into his dealings with...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 2:27 PM
"Mrs. Prejean, please put on your mittens!"
The comment made me realize how cold my hands were.
The tips of my fingers were turning white. My students think it looks bizarre when my hands do that.
They are right. This is a rather strange disorder....
| Feb 20, 2013
If you think that Jesse Jackson Jr.'s mental illness explains away all his bad behavior, you may need treatment for an excessively mushy heart.
If you think his mental illness explains absolutely nothing, you are suffering from a heart made of nails....
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Rob Hennigan, a year on the job as the Magic's general manager, has yet to hit the beach.
"Look at me," Hennigan joked Wednesday, pointing to his ivory forearms. He does look like an extra on "Twilight". His sleeves were rolled up, as usual....
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:11 AM
WASHINGTON -- Jesse Jackson Jr. arrived in court wearing a leather bracelet, not the gold-plated Rolex watch he bought with $43,350 in federal campaign cash.
The former congressman's head was bare, unadorned by the Michael Jackson fedora, purchased with...
| Feb 24, 2013
Even by the jaded standards of Illinois politics, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s spending spree with his campaign cash sounds breathtakingly shameless, partly because it sounds so senseless.
Back in the early 1980s, his father, the Rev. Jesse L....