| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:13 AM
Ryan Franzen always knew he'd become a Chicago firefighter.
His father, Jim Franzen, was a Chicago firefighter. And his grandfather Richard Franzen died in the line of duty.
"He was hurt after a fire in Englewood. He was holding on to the truck and...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 6:37 AM
Illinois made news in 2010 when it became the first state in the country to allow a private firm to manage its lottery operations.
That experiment, however, is headed for a do-over. On Aug. 15, Gov. Pat Quinn canceled the state's contract with Northstar...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:38 PM
The Southern Lehigh School Board has come up with an option for registering children in its Spanish-Immersion Program.
Under the an idea suggested by Vice President William Lycett, registration would take place online, with parents completing multiple...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 10:34 AM
The Orioles announced two options Wednesday for fans to purchase American League Division Series tickets, and both options are available only online.
In order to guarantee the chance to purchase postseason tickets, Orioles fans can place a minimum...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 9:18 AM
It’s tempting to call the new movie “Welcome To Me” more funny odd than funny ha-ha, but to say so also undersells that it is genuinely funny too, while also warm and strange and daring. Directed by Shira Piven, written by Eliot Laurence...
| Sep 1, 2014
A story Saturday about food safety violations at a Shanghai processing plant owned by a subsidiary of Aurora-based OSI Group incorrectly attributed some information to OSI instead of a Shanghai law enforcement website, which said the six employees were...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The news that California will more than triple the size of its tax credit program for movie and TV production was met with words of praise from crew members and studio reps, and pledges of new jobs from politicians.
Will it make sure Hollywood stays in...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:05 AM
The winner of Pennsylvania Lottery's fifth largest prize and its first jackpot ticket sold in the Mega Millions game has come forward to claim an $86.7 million jackpot from the May 20 drawing.
Carl Szott of Pittsburgh received a ceremonial check for...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 4:10 AM
To the editor: As an expat who lived in Australia for 12 years, I remember the civic duty and pride that marked elections in that country. And if you chose not to vote, the fine was minimal but could result in a much larger fine, plus court costs. (Re...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 6:58 PM
For years, sign-ups for Southern Lehigh's Spanish Immersion Program have regularly included adults camping out all night in front of the school, parents racing each other to front doors, and police prowling the school grounds looking for disorderly moms...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 5:58 PM
Problem gamblers would no longer be able to ban themselves from Maryland casinos for life under a change being considered to a state program designed to protect hundreds of gamblers from themselves.
The Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency...