| Jun 7, 2015
How desperate is Mayor Rahm Emanuel for cash to feed a ravenous City Hall?
Let's have reader Charles V. Cerny, a retired suburban schools groundskeeper, answer this one.
Cerny wrote to me about a bizarre notice he received from the city of Chicago's...
| Jun 5, 2015
| 7:56 AM
The upcoming season at the McAninch Center for the Arts in Glen Ellyn will feature African dance, the music of the Bee Gees, a finalist from "America's Got Talent" and comedy from Second City.
The new season at The Mac, on the campus of the College of...
| May 27, 2015
| 5:01 PM
The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami....
| Jun 2, 2015
| 2:44 PM
The end for Sepp Blatter came suddenly, just days after he had seemingly solidified his hold on FIFA.
The 79-year-old leader of the world's most popular sport defied global animosity last week to win four more years in office. But his re-election only...
| May 31, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Early one weekend morning, just after the nightclubs had closed, three young white men ambled into the harsh fluorescent light of a South African takeout food franchise. They whistled at the staffers, all of them black, tugged their clothing and pulled...
| May 21, 2015
| 6:43 AM
When Nelson Mandela was elected president of South Africa in 1994, he set in motion the adoption of a new constitution, with an emphasis on equality of rights and opportunities. This openness was not just intended for blacks. It extended to LGBT citizens,...
| May 22, 2015
| 8:42 AM
Fresh from stumbling to victory over Ebola in Africa, the World Health Organization has set its sights on a new adversary: disease ... names. Yes, the names.
Those who name emerging diseases — scientists, national authorities, even news media...
| Apr 15, 2015
It has been 10 years since a vacation turned into a mission for Brittany Helena Young and her mother Joanne Young.
Their nonprofit A Spring of Hope is up and running and has already bored 27 well holes to bring clean water to rural schools in two...
| May 16, 2015
| 2:46 PM
As more than 800 students celebrated their graduation from Morgan State University on Saturday, human rights activist Graca Machel urged them to use their education to transform the world into a better place.
"It has been proved that education sows the...
| May 8, 2015
| 8:06 AM
It has been 10 years since a vacation turned into a mission for Brittany Helena Young and her mother, Joanne Young.
Their nonprofit A Spring of Hope has bored 27 well holes to bring clean water to rural schools in two provinces in South Africa.
| May 5, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Black youth protesting on the streets of America should be recognized and celebrated, not demonized. For four centuries, black youth have been the moral compass of the U.S.
Black youth have borne the brunt of violent oppression fighting enslavement,...