| Feb 20, 2015
| 8:00 PM
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar — and sometimes it's not.
I couldn't help thinking of Sigmund Freud's purported quote as I listened to President Obama talk recently about terrorism and as I watched the White House and State Department...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:37 PM
U.S. prosecutors interviewed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as part of a probe into the George Washington Bridge lane closings in 2013.
“Governor Christie made clear from Day One that he and his administration would fully cooperate with all...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 3:00 AM
He's getting sappy on college campuses, wringing his hands about his tuition savings plan and waxing nostalgic about his own years as an undergraduate.
President Obama is hurtling toward a deadline that looms over him much like the end of his time in...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 8:30 PM
OK, here goes. I've no doubt that this column will probably generate more hate mail than any other I've written, much of it from my own friends. Maybe even my wife. But I'll say it right up front: I would not vote for any candidate for president, Democrat...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 12:19 PM
Limiting unions' power, revising campaign finance laws and creating term limits for elected officials were among the topics Gov. Bruce Rauner discussed during a March 2 visit with the Mundelein-Vernon Hills Rotary Club.
Rauner was on a tour titled...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Check out festivals and events in February across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
Jan. 31, 2014 - Feb. 1, 2015: 9th...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 2:01 PM
EUSTIS — The guy with the black three-cornered hat, gold-buttoned vest and powdered white wig with bow-tied ponytail will stand out at today's GeorgeFest Grand Parade.
Rudy Treml, 75, will be decked out as George Washington when the parade gets...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 10:34 AM
"The impact of her personality and its unwavering devotion to high principle and purpose cannot be contained in a single day or era."
– Martin Luther King (summarizing Eleanor Roosevelt's commitment to racial justice)
In honor of Black History...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:43 PM
A two-term Allentown city councilwoman and one of the most vocal critics of Mayor Ed Pawlowski will not be seeking a third term on council.
Jeanette Eichenwald, 70, announced this week that she will be capping her service on council at two terms, just...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 4:45 PM
If the 2010 mid-term elections were according to President Obama “a shellacking,” then it’s going to take a lot to strip away the pain of the Republican Party’s midterm election victory in 2014.
For the first time in eight years,...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 8:10 PM
WASHINGTON — Hours before President Barack Obama wrapped up his prime-time State of the Union address, Sen. Pat Toomey's staff went over the logistics of their boss' response.
Included was how to meet up with Toomey afterward on the other side...