| Oct 24, 2011
| 12:20 PM
"Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust." -- Queen
Forgive me if I don't join the State Department, American officials and world leaders in their euphoric Hallelujah Chorus celebrating the...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 12:02 PM
Every year the Illinois State Board of Education releases School Report Card data, offering fresh insights into student demographics, academic performance, district finances, class sizes and more.
An embargo on that information lifts Monday, and that's...
| Oct 31, 2011
Former U.S. Rep. Howard Wolpe, a Michigan Democrat who played a key role in the 1986 passage of the federal anti-apartheid act that imposed economic sanctions on South Africa, has died. He was 71.
Wolpe, who had been ill with a heart condition, died...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 6:06 PM
Portraying himself as a frugal turnaround expert who helped launch the Staples office supply chain, Mitt Romney told a New Hampshire audience Thursday night that he was uniquely qualified to whittle down the nation’s budget deficit and improve...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 1:09 PM
About a dozen state lawmakers are headed for Cuba next week for a trip they hope will boost Illinois exports.
The six-day tour is being led by Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, and Rep. Dan Burke, D-Chicago. They said no taxpayer dollars will be spent on...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 8:53 PM
Determinados a nunca olvidar pero quizás listos para seguir adelante, los estadounidenses dieron el domingo al 11 de septiembre un lugar en la historia y dejaron un recuerdo para una nueva generación.
Una ceremonia solemne de recordación se realizó en el...
| Sep 18, 2011
Early this year, as street protests began spreading across the Arab world, a young Internet expert from Germany, Katrin Verclas, asked Egyptian democracy activists what kind of technology they needed most. More laptop computers? Better access to the Web?...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 4:40 PM
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City often cites a lack of funds to explain its refusal to pay nearly $12 million in court-ordered judgments to former public housing residents who suffered permanent lead-paint poisoning as children.
But the city's...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 9:51 AM
Japanese media reported at least 1,000 people are presumed dead from Friday's massive 8.9 earthquake, most drowned by the wall of water that swept across the northeast coast of the island nation.
Thousands of others were stranded on rooftops,...
| Mar 12, 2011
| 2:51 PM
Emergency responders have streamed into Japan to aid rescue efforts after the historic magnitude 8.9 earthquake and associated tsunami.
Two teams from Doctors Without Borders arrived by helicopter in Japan's Miyagi prefecture Saturday and traveled to the...
| Mar 14, 2011
A fresh explosion rocked a crippled nuclear complex as rescuers from around the world converged on Japan's devastated earthquake zone, searching for survivors and ministering to the sick and hungry. With the death toll expected to ultimately reach the...