| Mar 9, 2011
Singer had No. 1 hit with 'Running Bear'
Johnny Preston, 71, who had a No. 1 pop single in 1960 with "Running Bear," died Friday at a hospital in Beaumont, Texas, his son Scott told the Associated Press. The elder Preston had bypass...
| Apr 23, 2011
Despite the sultry temperature, Jacqueline Centeno refused to yield. She knew her grandpa never would. Or her father.
So, Centeno — joined by about 100 others who turned out Thursday afternoon at the 65th Infantry Veterans Park in Osceola County...
| Jun 7, 2012
There may be no more appropriate metaphor for the impact of Wisconsin's combustible recall election for governor than what happened to Democratic challenger Tom Barrett moments after he publicly conceded defeat to Republican incumbent Scott Walker....
| Aug 26, 2011
The Illinois Supreme Court has repeatedly granted new life to judges after they were rejected by Cook County voters, despite promising to end the questionable practice nearly 20 years ago.
A Tribune review found that since 2000, the Supreme Court has...
| Oct 10, 2010
Eileen Fisher doesn't dress starlets for red carpets or rehab. She doesn't create a new It Bag every season, or drop one-liners as a judge on reality TV.
But Fisher, now 60, has made it as a designer despite forgoing many of the "must-haves" of the...
| Jul 30, 2011
Growing up, Marcella Goheen had questions: Who were her maternal grandparents? Why had she never met them? Why didn't her mom talk about them?
And why, if Goheen was of Irish descent, as her family claimed, did she look so different from the other...
| Sep 17, 2011
The first California election that Kim Alexander cast a ballot in was a pip; voters decided 16 state propositions -- on creating a state lottery, capping welfare, limiting campaign contributions -- and gave their former governor, Ronald Reagan, a second...
| Nov 18, 2011
Reporting from San Francisco -- The California Supreme Court ruled that the sponsors of Proposition 8 have the right to defend the measure, clearing the way for federal courts to decide the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans.
| Jul 17, 2012
| 8:00 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Opponents of an auto insurance initiative on the November ballot are accusing supporters of violating state cyber-fraud laws by buying up all the addresses for potential yes and no Internet sites.
But the campaign for Proposition 33, waxing...
| Oct 8, 2010
| 10:44 AM
Marijuana was a hot topic at a Thursday night forum covering the propositions on the Nov. 2 state ballot.
While members of the League of Women Votes went over all nine initiatives, ranging from billion-dollar tax loopholes to climate change, many of...
| Sep 26, 2010
California's magnificent state parks are falling apart fast.
The budgeting system for state government is in shambles and practically dysfunctional.
Proposition 21 on the November ballot would fix the parks. But it would pound another kink into...