| Mar 1, 2011
| 6:54 PM
Two state agencies are locked in a battle over whether the names of registered gun owners should be made available to the public.
The Illinois State Police on Tuesday defended its policy of keeping the names of Firearm Owner’s Identification card...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 7:03 PM
The nanny checked on Madison Morr twice during her afternoon nap. The second time, Madison's skin was blue — her face was pressed against the bumper pad that lined the inside of her crib.
A medical examiner found the 5-month-old baby had...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Q. A Mormon leader recently made a speech, in which he claimed religious freedom in America is under assault from secularization and a growing gay rights movement.
In his speech, Elder Dallin H. Oaks warned of “an alarming trajectory of events...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 10:46 AM
The non-profit Yankee Institute Thursday posted state payroll information on its website, CTSunlight.org, showing that 1,126 state employees earned more than the governor's salary of $150,000 in 2010.
"This data is especially relevant now, when Gov....
| Mar 10, 2011
| 8:15 PM
Editor's note: This updated version changes a description of UC Irvine student Hadeer Soliman's demeanor.
IRVINE — It was like any other day at UC Irvine's Cross-Cultural Center, a hub where campus groups congregate for official events or just...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 11:30 PM
Recordings of Marni Yang, which were taped without her knowledge and were central to her conviction this week on murder charges, have been released by the Deerfield Police Department.
The recordings, released Wednesday in response to a Freedom of...
| Mar 20, 2011
For years, Chinese films shown in U.S. theaters have fallen into two distinct camps, both driven by largely white patrons: martial-arts movies for young men, such as Jet Li's "Hero," or critically acclaimed art-house fare, such as Kaige Chen's "Farewell...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 10:00 PM
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At the Lennox Home for the Mentally Insane, the patients are all surprisingly gorgeous and, in a bit of reality bending, required to perfect their own specific dance routines. While plotting her escape, Babydoll (Emily Browning)...
| Apr 2, 2011
As a student reporter at the Daily Illini newspaper, Jennifer Wheeler tried to use the state's open records law last May to get the results of class evaluations filled out by students.
In six weeks, she will graduate from the Urbana-Champaign campus...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 11:57 AM
FX's "Justified" seems to be on a roll in its second season. The storytelling has gotten even richer than in its freshman season. The acting, from stars Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins and the season-long guest star Margo Martindale (OK, and the...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 11:18 AM
I love books, and one of my all-time favorites is "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."
I first read the classic Mark Twain novel when I was about 12 years old, and revisited it with my two sons, taking full advantage of the chance to ham it up while...