| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:26 AM
A racially prejudiced note sent to one of the few black residents of the tiny, island town of Manalapan has sparked a police and postal service investigation and a conversation about diversity in the close-knit community.
The note, addressed during a...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 7:22 PM
For Chicago travelers planning to go to the Northeast over the next few days, the National Weather Service has a word of advice: Don’t.
A massive snowstorm that could pack up to 3 feet of snow in the next 36 hours is expected to hit the region...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Nearly 80 percent of seniors in the U.S. are white while nearly half of people younger than 18 are black, Latino, Asian, Middle Eastern or multiracial.
What happens to state policy when the "racial generation gap" is so large?
| Jan 24, 2015
Little-known facts: The town of Orange was the home of the nation's first computer camp in 1977. It was also a site for the deployment of Nike missiles for the defense of Greater New Haven during the Cold War. (Now the site is part of the Connecticut...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Anyone who’s biked around parts of the South and Southwest sides knows it can be a very different experience than riding on some of the city’s most bike-heavy North Side streets, where you hardly can go the grocery store or hop on a bus or...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 1:07 PM
Living two hours away from the epicenter , Wendy Edouard felt the tremors under his feet and saw houses shake.
As a 14-year-old, he knew Jan. 12, 2010, was different than any other day in his life. But it wasn't until a couple of months later, when he...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON The growth of two recession-proof population magnets North Dakota and the District of Columbia slowed last year as more people headed to recovering housing markets in the South and West, which have attracted Americans on the move for decades....
| Jan 2, 2015
| 10:00 PM
While Chicago saw a slight decrease in homicides in 2014, communities such as Humboldt Park—where gang recruitment has turned deadly—and Rogers Park saw a jump in slayings even as some South Side areas marked double-digit declines in killings,...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Eighteen homicides were reported in Chicago in the last two weeks, with the Humboldt Park community area on the West Side recording three killings, the most of any Chicago community, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
A 23-year-old man...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Here's how Florida's recent population surge, making it the third largest state, has an impact:
Congress: More residents mean more representation in the U.S. House. Florida's 17.6-percent growth in the 2010 Census brought two new House seats to the...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:06 AM
The Rev. Ira Acree says he was stopped at a red light on the West Side on a warm night this past summer when a Chicago police officer in a squad car suddenly cursed and shouted at him to pull over.
The officer accused him of texting on his cell phone...