| Aug 26, 2014
| 4:26 PM
A coalition of community organizations fighting for a higher minimum wage and better schools said Tuesday it registered more than 25,000 new voters, mostly in African-American and Latino communities.
Although the group says the effort is focused on...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 8:18 PM
Can President Barack Obama lead a coalition to degrade or destroy the terrorists of the Islamic State?
He stared resolutely into the camera from the White House last week, talking of war and threats. He's a good talker. He enunciated. But the ideas...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:01 PM
Last year, Qae-Dah Muhammad started a farmers market in South Shore in an effort to get neighborhood children eating healthy foods, rather than the chips and nachos she saw them munching on.
With a lot of hard work, she created the South Shore Farmers...
| Aug 5, 2014
President Barack Obama's absence from the Oval Office to attend Democratic fundraisers or his failure to appear where children are entering the United States illegally doesn't matter a jot. He can play golf from sunup to sundown as far as I care....
| Aug 19, 2014
What do Lady Gaga, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and the cast of "Grey's Anatomy" have in common? They've all dumped buckets of ice water over their heads in the name of ending a deadly neurodegenerative disease. You could be next.
As of Monday, the ice...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 11:31 AM
We knew Robin Williams.
The news of Robin William's death affected us deeply. The emotional conversation across the world in the wake of his death tells us we are not alone in feeling a loss.
And while we have never met Williams in...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:31 PM
The unemployment rate in Illinois has dropped, and Gov. Pat Quinn is buoyant. "Our unemployment rate is as low as it's been in the last six years," he said after the latest numbers came out last week. "We're on the right track."
Not so fast, countered...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner lost another round in his bid to get a term limit referendum before voters today when an appellate court upheld a Cook County judge’s ruling that kept it off the November ballot.
The appellate decision...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:49 PM
I keep reading opinions from people stating that many voters won't vote for Bruce Rauner because of his wealth. Well, maybe some do feel this way, but I would have to believe that most people are like me and have a hard time even considering voting for...
| Jul 31, 2014
Friday's print column You’d think licensed dispensaries for medical marijuana were all-ages opium dens from the wariness bordering on paranoia with which state and local officials are grudgingly preparing for them to open. A year ago Friday, Gov....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
She was a fourth-grader who stopped showing up at her South Side school in 2010. She lived with relatives in a dirty, unkempt house. She became pregnant. In fourth grade.
The Tribune uncovered her horrific story while researching truancy rates at...