| Dec 4, 2014
| 3:11 AM
One teenager raped a 50-year-old woman as she walked to the "L" stop at dawn.
A second was arrested nine times in one year on charges that included theft, property damage and groping and punching a girl.
A third was convicted in a series of...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Oregon's biggest county will no longer prosecute most marijuana cases after state voters voted this month to legalize the drug even as other prosecutors across the state take a more cautious approach, authorities said on Friday.
The Multnomah County...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Somehow the voting public confused medical marijuana with Disney tickets. That's right; many said, "No thanks," and "We have enough dopes already," and "The laws are best left as they are."
At Disney, if you have no ticket, you don't get into the...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 5:23 PM
An Uber experience
Recently the media, including the Orlando Sentinel, have printed articles in which the ride-sharing service Uber is criticized. On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., I downloaded the Uber app to see for myself what the experience...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:29 AM
On Oct. 1, Connecticut joined 27 other states in banning e-cigarette sales to minors. That common-sense approach was supported by tobacco industry representatives as well as public health officials. The law lays out fines and timelines for anyone selling,...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 2:51 PM
The proportion of American adults who smoke cigarettes has hit a new low, new federal data show. And among those who do smoke, fewer are lighting up every day, and even they are smoking fewer cigarettes.
A national health survey conducted by the Centers...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:25 PM
An Easton man who sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl after smoking marijuana with her was spared state prison Friday at sentencing.
Danny J. Bowers, 21, will serve nine to 18 months in county jail, after his defense attorney and the case's...
| Nov 10, 2014
For Clyde Hoch, the real war began when his tour in Vietnam ended.
He had survived the heaviest fighting of the Tet Offensive, a campaign of bloodshed in 1968 that leveled cities and villages and left about 4,000 Americans dead.
Hoch, then a 21-year-...
| Nov 12, 2014
Teenagers and parents can steel themselves against drug abuse at a free class on Tuesday. The Drug Prevention Informational Session explores the signs, consequences and peer pressures associated with street drugs.
The free event is put on by the village...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:09 PM
A Geneva man who allegedly drove his car "like a white streak" into a Naperville lake last month, resulting in the drownings of two friends, is facing additional counts of aggravated DUI, according to prosecutors.
Michael T. Szot, 21, formally pleaded...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:38 PM
On the bright side, District 113 seniors and sophomores are reporting doing less cigarette smoking and using alcohol less compared to two years ago, according to new data from the Illinois Youth Survey.
But the survey also shows a significant number...