| Feb 3, 2015
| 1:27 PM
Northbrook, demographically one of the oldest towns in the area, may be about to get a little older – again.
A partnership of Northbrook builders has applied to tear down three houses on the southwest corner of Shermer and Techny roads and build...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:29 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE — Thousands of new condos and apartments are coming to downtown, and the county wants them to include places where regular workers can afford to live.
The city is seeking Broward County's permission to add 5,000 residential units...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 9:00 AM
When Florida became the 36th state to legalize same-sex marriage on Jan. 6, it meant greater equality for the roughly 50,000 same-sex couples who call Florida home — as determined by California-based research center The Williams Institute through...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 12:11 PM
Say what you will about the cesspool of Illinois politics — buildings in the Land of Jailed Governors are a beacon of energy-saving construction.
For the second straight year, Illinois ranked first among the states in a survey of new and newly...
| 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 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...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan will soon take office facing a number of daunting challenges: soaring deficits, runaway spending, excessive taxes and a business climate unfavorable to job retention and growth.
The new governor's dance card is certainly crowded....
| Dec 6, 2014
| 11:04 AM
In 2012, when Democrats held on to the White House, Republicans kept a comfortable majority of seats in the U.S. House. This was curious for only one reason: Nationally, Democrats running in House elections outpolled Republicans by more than a million...
| 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...