| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:27 PM
A woman who ran an apparent bogus business in Glendale was arrested this week after she allegedly defrauded elderly victims who paid her to help them get Section 8 housing vouchers to avoid a long waiting list, police said.
Naira Shakhmuradyan was taken...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:43 AM
A wire the width of a hair. A balloon just a few millimeters wide. A needle measuring 11 centimeters exactly.
These were the tools that a team of doctors in Los Angeles used to open up a narrow aortic valve in the heart of a 25-week-old fetus still...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday named a City Hall aide as the new Chicago Housing Authority chief, a day after the agency's CEO resigned.
Emanuel nominated Building Commissioner Michael Merchant, an attorney and City Hall insider who has held his post...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:00 PM
I was encouraged that your recent editorial on suburban homelessness pointed out that as poverty increases in the suburbs, so inevitably will the numbers of homeless families and individuals ("Homeless in suburbia," Oct. 13).
There was, however, no...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- A dozen years ago, as President George W. Bush was beginning to build his case for invading Iraq, a key Justice Department lawyer argued forcefully before a Senate subcommittee that the president had the power as commander-in-chief to wage...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Nearly 3,000 miles already separate Casa Diablo from Newark City Hall. But this week, Cory Booker strove mightily to increase that distance.
After word leaked out that the ambitious young Newark mayor had held a brief Twitter flirtation with a comely...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Congress has failed to fund the federal government and has shut it down. Federal employees are instructed to report to work and will be sent home when they arrive on Tuesday. Additionally, government services will be suspended. Here's a look at how...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Success is often characterized in a way that celebrates individual achievement, perseverance and personal triumph. Although it is true that it is my name is on my new college diploma, there is simply no way I would have made it to this day without a broad...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 4:52 PM
If you were entertaining the notion that the so-called sequester is really a good idea, it isn't. It may end up putting hundreds of poor Connecticut families out on the street.
That is just one of many adverse effects beginning to take shape as a result...
| May 30, 2013
School districts across Illinois and around the U.S. use an array of tools to get kindergarten to eighth-grade students back in school, implementing promising anti-truancy measures without significant additional spending or staff.
Experts say the most...