| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:01 PM
The concept would be laughable if there weren't so many people taking it seriously.
The idea is that states have the right under the 10th Amendment to unilaterally reject federal laws on issues not expressly reserved for the federal government in the...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:08 AM
Linda Hayes has no plans to venture outside her West Englewood home this weekend, even with a favorable weather report and invitations to several gatherings.
Instead, she intends to spend the next 72 hours inside her home, a hostage to the gun...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Quick, are you more likely to die by a bullet or in a car crash?
Common sense would seem to suggest the latter. Cars are everywhere. We are an auto-obsessed nation. To be American is to drive -- everywhere. Teenagers itch to get behind the wheel, and the...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Innocent people, including young children, with few options on where they can afford to live, are being slaughtered in Chicago on a daily basis for no reason. This level of violence ranks right up there with cities in actual war zones throughout the...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Retail gun and ammunition shops will be allowed in certain parts of Grayslake if an amendment to the village's zoning ordinance passes at the next board meeting.
The village's committee of the whole agreed on the amendment's provisions, which would allow...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:14 AM
John Walsh stresses that his new series, CNN's "The Hunt," will be different from "America's Most Wanted."
"It's going to be the same mission to get the worst of the worst off the street," Walsh said in a phone interview. "It's not going to be as...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Prominent Chicago Democrats have had an easy time with the national media for decades -- as easy as shaking a ring of keys to distract an anxious child in church.
Former Mayor Richard M. Daley rode a bicycle in photo ops and put a few plants on the...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 8:58 PM
After taking a firearms training course, paying a host of fees, and submitting fingerprints for a background check that he ultimately passed, Michael Thomas was puzzled when he was notified earlier this year that a special review board had denied his...
| Jul 13, 2014
Sarah Palin has joined a rising drumbeat of Republicans who call for President Barack Obama's impeachment. Democrats can barely conceal their glee.
It's hard to think of anything that would give a bigger boost to the Democrats' currently gloomy...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:11 PM
A Chicago area native is among the crew members of a shipwreck salvage company who have been held for a month in a Honduras jail after authorities accused them of gun smuggling.
Steve Matanich, 34, who grew up in Joliet, Mokena and New Lenox, was one...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Even billionaires suffer from bad reception.
That's the takeaway Friday after organizers at the Allen & Co. media and technology conference tried and failed to get Secretary of State John Kerry on a remote connection from Kabul, Afghanistan. America's...