| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Longtime Ald. Edward Burke announced today that he will undergo surgery for prostate cancer on Thursday.
The 70-year-old Southwest Side alderman addressed his health at an unrelated City Hall news conference.
"When I scheduled this, I did not believe...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Wanted: three adult males with impressive vocal ability. Must love community theater and be willing to rehearse and appear in a show without monetary compensation. Historical savvy and ability to handle period pieces a plus.
P.S.: Must be black.
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:18 PM
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — After 19 years working as a cook at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino, Dave Rose is counting the weeks until he and about 2,000 fellow workers lose their jobs when the casino is shuttered at the end of the summer.
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Slow but steady population declines continue in Monroe and Pike counties, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
The population of Pike County has gotten older while Monroe County remains one of the most ethnically and racially diverse...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Few places in Illinois vote more reliably Republican than Iroquois County, home to 1,120 square miles of mostly corn and soybean fields, 28,982 residents and, according to state records, 218 distinct units of government — one for every 133...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:05 PM
People who experienced the death of a parent in childhood appear to be more likely to die prematurely themselves, new research shows.
A study that tracked more than 7 million people for up to 42 years found that people who lost a parent before they...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:05 AM
ATLANTA In 2012, there were 43.1 million Americans age 65 and older. By 2050, that number is expected to reach 83.7 million, according to two recent reports from the U.S. Census Bureau. As you probably know, most of those people will be baby boomers...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:48 PM
When Larry Hallock and his partner decided to move from Chicago's vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, they never imagined they would consider living in the Austin community on the city's beleaguered West Side, let alone wind up in a bidding war over a six-flat...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Orange County now ranks as the third-largest Asian American population nationwide, with nearly 600,000 Asian Americans living in a county once defined by its dominantly white communities, a study to be released Tuesday shows.
In a boom decade running...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:06 AM
The working population is heading toward retirement like lemmings to the edge of the cliff — about 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day.
And although that age is no longer the hard and fast stop date it was in the past, it is certainly a watershed...
| May 9, 2014
Donald Bogue, a longtime sociology professor at the University of Chicago and a widely regarded demographer, studied the movement and habits of people on distant continents as well as closer to home.
Mr. Bogue, 96, died of natural causes Monday, April...