| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:37 AM
President Barack Obama has illegally dispatched 300 military trainers or advisors to Iraq to support an illegal sectarian Shiite government headed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
The United States Constitution prohibits the president from re-engaging...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Planning on setting off a few fireworks tomorrow?
The city's fire and police officials want you to know that it's still not legal. The departments sent out a press release Thursday afternoon detailing the law: Fireworks are not permitted in the city...
| Aug 8, 2014
When Mildred Pagan moved into the Julia Lathrop Homes in the late 1970s, she was an anxious teenage mother with three small children fleeing an abusive marriage, her daughter said.
But she quickly became well-known among her neighbors in the public...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:43 AM
North Springs Little League's All-Stars have made an impression once again in Sectional and State Tournament play in two different age groups. Both of the league's 9/10s and 11s won their respective Sectional Tournament titles, followed by earning a...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Streets near U.S. Cellular Field were closed Wednesday afternoon, along with the CTA Red Line stop at 35th Street, as emergency crews worked to contain the leak of about 500 gallons of muriatic acid from a truck, officials said.
A Level II hazardous...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:17 PM
BANNING — From the beginning of the postseason, the dominance of the Burbank Little League 10-11 All-Stars was uncontested.
Even though the softball squad faced three teams at two tournaments, the theme of dominance remained constant, including at...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Three years ago, Shanell Walton seemed poised to move forward. Her ex-con boyfriend had been hauled back to prison and her five children had returned home from foster care.
But it didn't take long for Walton, 33, to begin spiraling down again. Now her...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:23 PM
A state task force formed in response to a Tribune investigation recommended on Thursday sweeping reforms to address absenteeism in Chicago elementary schools, saying the future of the city's children and its economy are at stake.
Chicago Public Schools...
| Jul 30, 2014
For the first time in more than five years, the Chicago Housing Authority has opened its waiting list and is issuing housing choice vouchers to 3,000 new residents who need help paying their rent, officials with the agency said.
But while the...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Shortly after reaching a truce with much of the hospital industry last month, California's largest healthcare union vowed to step up its criticism of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and two hospital chains that balked at the agreement.
On an internal...
| May 11, 2014
Dina Kuniken lives in a drafty old house in Baltimore that costs a lot to heat in a normal winter — and this past winter was not normal.
Her bill doubled. The nursing assistant was out of work at the time and couldn't afford it. Last month, she...