| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 10:09 PM
To understand Michael Brown and why his shooting has unleashed such anger here, go to the place where he lived and died.
Canfield Green Apartments, a worn complex of brick buildings surrounded by trees and hills, has become a rallying point for...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:54 AM
Chicago Housing Authority voucher recipients will no longer receive enough assistance to place them in the city's most luxurious high-rise buildings under a new policy, the agency announced Sunday.
The policy targets "super vouchers" that allow low-...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:37 AM
More kids attended Chicago Park District day camp this summer than in years past, the city reported today.
There were 41,468 children ages six to 12 enrolled in the day camps in more than 230 parks across the city this summer, according to Mayor Rahm...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:52 PM
When Mike Hendrix fielded his All-Star baseball team earlier this summer, he had no idea just how far he could take his North Springs Little League Juniors. Hendrix and company did the local program proud and had a rather commendable showing in the...
| 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...