| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:37 PM
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - San Antonio's city council elected Ivy Taylor the new mayor of the seventh most populous U.S. city, making the Yale graduate the first African American to hold the post.
Taylor, 44, a housing executive in San Antonio before...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Maryland Republicns will get a fundraising boost from Sen. Rand Paul tonight.
Paul -- a Kentucky Republican often touted as a potential presidential candidate -- will speak to supporters at a fundraiser in Silver Spring. Individual tickets begin at...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Slow but steady population declines continue in Monroe and Pike counties, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
The population of Pike County has gotten older while Monroe County remains one of the most ethnically and racially diverse...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 6:20 PM
An installment in a periodic series on the impact the large baby-boom generation will have on the Lehigh Valley as that population approaches retirement age.
Judy Meyers spent 20 years working in Bethlehem as an administrator for Lifepath, a nonprofit...
| Jul 2, 2014
Gov. Pat Quinn wants you to know that he tried very, very hard to give voters the chance to impose term limits on lawmakers. Twenty years ago, that is.
Where's he been lately?
Last week, the governor's re-election campaign sent around a 1993 photo...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
On a recent Friday afternoon at Willye B. White Park on Howard Street in Rogers Park, dozens of kids hit baseballs, kicked soccer balls and swung on the playset.
The shrieks that accompanied the child’s play were loud—yet it was a quiet...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Maryland's congressional delegation cruised to victory in Tuesday's primary, leaving Democrats positioned to dominate the state's House seats even in a year that's shaping up to be promising for the Republicans nationally.
Six of eight incumbents...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Before developers could build Century City's first skyscraper, they had to scrape away vestiges of 20th Century Fox's back lot.
Steel-jawed machines ripped apart Peyton Place and the village where Jennifer Jones portrayed a French peasant in 1943's "The...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Demonstrations of Chinese lantern making, Japanese flower arrangement and martial arts will be added to the menu of festivities Sunday at the 10th annual Taste of Asia in Northbrook.
The festival, which celebrates Asian-American and Asian cultures and...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Spurned once before, Denver-based Spectrum Retirement Communities returned to Highland Park with a new, scaled-down plan for a senior living home in the same location.
In late March, the City Council voted 4-3 against the rezoning necessary for the...
| Jun 13, 2014
Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present.
But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...