| Sep 25, 2012
| 9:05 AM
United Nations -- Embroiled in his campaign for re-election, President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in a sweeping speech meant to honor slain Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, confront Iran and Syria, and...
| Jul 30, 2012
Laura Pincus Hartman stood before a congregation in a church just south of 75th Street, gazing at anticipatory faces.
The pastor had just finished preaching an hour-long sermon from the Gospel of Mark about Jesus healing a woman. Hartman was about...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:04 PM
A Broward County woman is facing federal prison time after pleading guilty to international parental kidnapping, admitting she abducted her 10-year-old daughter and took her to the Dominican Republic, where they hid out for more than a year.
| Feb 3, 2013
THE BEST WAY TO PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI
From LAX, Spirit, American, Delta, United and Copa offer connecting service (change of plane) to Port-au-Prince. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $708, including all taxes and fees. Have connections lined up...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 2:22 PM
"Farewell, Fred Voodoo"
By Amy Wilentz
Simon & Schuster; 329 pages
Fred Voodoo, we learn from Amy Wilentz's candid new book, is not a person but an epithet — the Haitian equivalent, more or less, of Joe Average. Wilentz spent years in Haiti as...
| Feb 3, 2013
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Two turns off the alley and I was hopelessly lost.
In less than five minutes, I couldn't see the guest house where I had been staying for a week, even though it was one of the taller buildings in Haiti. With a few quick...
| Dec 23, 2012
Chicago architect Ann Clark is designing a boarding school that will sit in a saddle-shaped field of mostly beans in Grand-Bois, Haiti.
Among the challenges: One side of the field slopes more than 25 degrees, and getting there is rougher than white-...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 9:40 AM
A family in Hudsonville that has been working to help Haiti for years is preparing to make a drastic move to help the struggling country rebuild. In January, Nate and Brenda Yonker will be packing up their home and moving to Haiti, along with their five...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 7:21 PM
Reconstruction of this earthquake-crippled nation hangs on a simple, potentially explosive question: Who owns the land?
Take this spot below the city's main transmission lines off the Delmas 33 road. Before the earthquake eight months ago, goats grazed...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Haiti's political instability deepened Friday with the sudden resignation of Prime Minister Garry Conille, who took the job less than five months ago. Conille was reportedly under enormous pressure from President Michel Martelly to quit....
| Mar 7, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Driving down LaGrange Road in Orland Park never felt so good for High Point School nurse Donna Rehm, who recently returned from a four-day fact-finding …...