| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:45 AM
As a former assistant attorney general in the Child Protection Unit, an advocate for victims of domestic violence, a mother and a woman, I know what it takes to keep our children and families safe. In particular, I know firsthand that we need to arm our...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:43 AM
Tinley Park trustees voted Tuesday night to drop the village's longtime ambulance services provider in favor of a new company, a move village officials said would save the village about $800,000 over the life of the contract.
A new agreement, between...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Niles officials recently approved a plan to allow a firearms safety and gun training school to be located in its main business corridor.
The school will be operated by Concealed Carry Safety for Personal Defense and will be located at 7609 Milwaukee...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
To paraphrase Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues," it makes you want to holler, the way so many people in Baltimore do their lives.
Dying is too easy in this city, and neither death nor we should be proud. Even before summer officially arrives, nearly 90...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Police briefly evacuated Wilson Elementary School in Costa Mesa after someone called in a bomb threat just before noon Wednesday.
The school notified police, who worked with the Fire Department to escort students and staff off campus.
"Luckily it was...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Fourteen Des Plaines fire and police personnel take home city-owned vehicles, but Ald. Dick Sayad, 4th, would like to cut that number to four.
The issue spurred a debate among aldermen, City Manager Michael Bartholomew, Police Chief William Kushner...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:50 PM
General Motors Co. plans on Thursday to release the findings of a much anticipated investigation into why it delayed recalling defective cars linked to at least 13 deaths.
Chief Executive Mary Barra hired former U.S. Atty. Anton Valukas to conduct the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:59 AM
As the first round of residents receive state concealed carry permits, Orland Park police have been preparing with additional training and new procedures, said Deputy Chief Thomas Kenealy.
"It's a new era for street cops," Kenealy said. "I'll have...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:42 PM
The public's focus on public business ain't what it should be, or at least what it needs to be in Harford County and many other places.
Every week brings another example, or two, or three locally of the public's business becoming less public. Last...
| Mar 27, 2014
President Obama recently directed Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to examine U.S. immigration enforcement policies to see how the department can "conduct enforcement more humanely within the confines of the law."
The answer to the president's...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Virginia's secretaries of transportation and public safety will co-chair a new task force on railroad safety, and it will meet for the first time early next month, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday.
McAuliffe created the task force in the wake...