| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:24 PM
All is not right with the world and never has been. Bad things happen. There are evil people. We yearn for deliverance from ugly injustice and revolting brutality. Loud cries to heaven fall on deaf ears, or so it seems. No legions of angels rush to defend...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Along portions of Chicago's 606 trail, it's hard to tell the construction workers from the construction workers.
Some are working on the much-anticipated, elevated recreation space along Bloomingdale Avenue expected to open in June. Others are...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 9:04 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency is continuing its crackdown on auto companies that issue inflated fuel economy claims for their vehicles, this time ordering BMW to lower the estimates for four of its 2014 Mini Cooper cars.
During an EPA audit of the...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Election Day is creeping up on us. Because it's "only" a mid-term election, it doesn't garner the interest of a presidential election, although politicians and wannabees are screaming for our attention and screaming at each other.
Voters hope their...
| Sep 21, 2014
GLASTONBURY — It's not uncommon at the Whole Foods Market to see a department manager unloading boxes of food and stocking a shelf.
"No member of leadership is asking anybody to do something that they've never done themselves. It's absolutely a...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: The former boss who fired me was such a snakehead I would choke if I had to say anything good about him. Why can't I just tell the truth about why I left: "Personality conflict with my manager?" What's wrong with that? - C.J.
You jest --...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 5:30 PM
I've been thinking about what Paul wrote to the church in Philippi: "Let each of you look not to your own interest, but to the interests of others."
If you think of yourself as a self-made person, then Paul's idea may be difficult for you to swallow....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Alibis, apologies, excuses spew from the NFL and team offices.
The heavy foot of corporate sponsorship weighs in to exert influence on decisions.
The excesses are scrutinized, and the patronage of women viewers becomes the focus of the debate.
| Oct 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Just weeks after its Toronto preem, a film that explores life in Kenya's LGBT community was banned by that country's government on the grounds that it "promotes homosexuality."
"Stories of Our Lives," a collection of five fictional vignettes based on the...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Often the most stressful part of making a decision is the possibility of making the wrong choice. We spend hours pondering the "what ifs" and soliciting advice from confidants.
Ruth Chang, professor of philosophy at Rutgers University, said we devote...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 6:33 PM
MANSFIELD — The girls soccer coach at E.O. Smith High School has been fired and faces a variety of charges after he allegedly distributed an inappropriate sexual video that was viewed by juveniles, police said.
Jeffrey M. Sirois, 57, of Lebanon,...