| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:15 PM
In a pair of decisions today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the voter ID law signed in 2011 by Republican Gov. Scott Walker. The court said it did not violate the state constitution by creating a new qualification for voting and didn't amount to a...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:12 AM
Concerns that homeowners are unwittingly being taken advantage of by unscrupulous individuals remain top of mind for authorities, despite improvements to the housing market.
In the past few weeks, a Chicago City Council committee urged the Cook County...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Most American presidents' reputations improve after they leave office. In the warm light of history, once-derided chief executives seem to gain retroactive stature.
The most vivid example is Harry Truman, who left the White House during the Korean War...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:36 PM
If you oppose a gallant and sublime effort to help the downtrodden, you must be a heartless beast.
In governmental circles, the fear of an accusation like that can make politicians do things that defy common sense, which is what I think happened in...
| Jun 22, 2014
In summers past, Patty Canavan's son would trim the weeds that rise freely along the railroad tracks behind her Plainfield house.
Her son is now grown and has moved away — and there are stalks that tower more than 10 feet tall, dwarfing her...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Some benefits claims from veterans are complicated and should take time for the government to resolve.
I wouldn't count the claim filed by Carl Dean among them.
Dean of Northampton was a jet mechanic at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland 1962-66. He...
| Jun 1, 2014
Even with his experience as an insurance agent, David Schlossberg found navigating Obamacare painfully frustrating.
The Lake in the Hills resident had a relatively simple time obtaining coverage for himself. Signing up his wife and infant son was...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Everybody knows what happened to Marie Antoinette when she displayed insufficient concern for the poor of France while pursuing a dissolute life of pleasure and extravagance for herself and other plutocrats from places like Austria and Prussia.
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dear Liz: I am 54 and considering retiring in three or four years. I have been fortunate to work at a Fortune 100 company for 30-plus years and have both a defined benefit pension plan and a 401(k). When I retire, we have the option of taking a lump sum...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Ryan Gosling and Michael Pitt co-starred as brilliant, disturbed teenagers in 2002’s “Murder by Numbers.” While Gosling went on to become, well, Gosling, Pitt’s career has been spent more frequently lurking in the shadows of...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:07 PM
It took 16 months, but a troubled Allentown personal care home finally is operating up to state standards and had its full license restored by the state.
Emeritus at Allentown was granted a regular license May 29 after it passed an inspection by the...