| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
For so long, Nancy Landa kept secrets.
Growing up in South Los Angeles, she never told friends that her parents had brought her illegally from Mexico when she was 9.
Years later, after she had been elected the first-ever Latina student body...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 7:43 AM
One of the complaints about President Barack Obama's directive on unauthorized immigrants is that it is a repudiation of democracy. "It is at odds with—it defies—the meaning and message of the last election, and therefore is destructive to the...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Before jetting off to Hawaii for his annual holiday break, President Obama stood before reporters to pat himself on the back on Friday. He's proud of his accomplishments this year, he said. He's shown America solves problems.
"And now I'm going to go on...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 6:59 PM
A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit brought against Barack Obama by an Arizona police chief who called the president's sweeping immigration reforms unconstitutional, saying the plaintiff lacked legal standing in the case.
Judge Beryl Howell...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:50 AM
The thrashing that voters administered to the Democrats in the midterm congressional elections confirmed the old admonition Harry Truman kept on his White House desk: "The buck stops here."
The Republicans widened their hold on the House and wrested...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 5:52 PM
Candidates to represent the 11th Congressional District clashed Saturday on health care, the federal budget and gridlock in Washington.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster and Republican state Rep. Darlene Senger, Naperville residents who are vying for a...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:45 PM
For now, Carla Chavarria plans to keep taking the bus. And Julio Zuniga will remain cautious every time he drives past a police car.
Although the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Arizona must offer driver’s licenses to young immigrants who...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:26 PM
After losing his U.S. House re-election bid two years ago, Republican Bob Dold completed his comeback Tuesday night, retaking the seat from Democratic Rep. Brad Schneider.
But the second time around in Washington will be different, Dold said Wednesday,...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:19 PM
In recent interviews and political ads, Rep. Brad Schneider has accused his Republican opponent, former Rep. Bob Dold, of voting 28 times to "repeal, defund or dismantle" the Affordable Care Act when he was in Congress.
Sitting before the Tribune...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Whatever one thinks of President Barack Obama's action on immigration last week, it is no substitute for the type of comprehensive reform legislation that will settle the issue.
The courts will be asked to consider the president's decision. They will...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 4:06 PM
If you're looking for what to expect next year, look no further than the seeds planted in 2014.
It was a year when the country talked more about race and power than it did the year it elected its first black president; when police became a bigger...