| May 19, 2014
| 4:26 PM
ISLE OF WIGHT — Jamie Wallace's parents describe him as a smart, loving man.
Paula Wallace said her son had seen his share of trouble — he earned a GED at 17 after quitting high school, then started dealing drugs and ended up in prison....
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:53 PM
In the American dream a child can rise above a low-income background to go to college and then a high-paying job, but research by a Johns Hopkins University sociologist over a quarter of a century shows it rarely happens in Baltimore.
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:47 PM
As pointed out by Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle in her Commentary on June 6, "Get informed before JWA settlement expires," the environmental impact report (EIR) for the proposed amendment to the John Wayne Airport Settlement Agreement,...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:33 AM
"When he first sees her, Raf is sitting on a washing machine about to swallow an eighth of a gram of what is apparently a mixture of speed, monosodium glutamate and an experimental social anxiety disorder medication for dogs."
So begins "Glow", the...
| Feb 12, 2014
Hoping to fortify a message to students that drug use is dangerous, Naperville North and Glenbard North high schools are hosting former NBA player Chris Herren to share his experiences.
Herren was a second-round draft pick who played for the Denver...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:39 PM
York High School officials are warning parents that some students are using e-cigarettes to get high.
In a letter to parents, York High School Principal Diana Smith said a police investigation of student drug use occurred this month at the school.
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:14 AM
A tiny e-cigarette store planned for the corner of Marion Street and North Boulevard in Oak Park would be one of the first things to greet new visitors arriving in the village on Metra or CTA trains.
For some downtown business owners, that's fine. For...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Steve Lunardi, Jr., recently told a standing-room-only crowd in Lake Forest how he started drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana while attending Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, and then became a heroin addict.
"It took over my life. … It'...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Doctors are fueling the nation's prescription drug epidemic and represent the primary source of narcotic painkillers for chronic abusers, according to a new government study.
The finding challenges a widely held belief that has long guided policymakers:...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
If trial lawyers and out-of-state billionaires have their way, Florida will join states like California and Colorado by creating a massive industry selling things like marijuana cookies, lollipops and candies — all in the name of "medicine." In...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Support for decriminalizing recreational marijuana use and increasing its medicinal availability spreads like an oil spill. Colorado and Washington's decriminalization, coupled with President Barack Obama musing that marijuana is no more dangerous than...