| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
American kids are heading back to school. But the schools they're heading back to differ dramatically by family income.
Which helps explain the growing achievement gap between lower- and higher-income children.
Thirty years ago, the average gap on...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Last week was indeed a sad episode for the citizens of Florida. My colleagues in the Legislature and I were in Tallahassee for a special session to redraw two Central Florida congressional districts that Circuit Court Judge Terry P. Lewis ruled were...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Of the 15 homicides logged in Chicago in the last two weeks, two killings occurred in Englewood, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
On Friday, a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death in the 7300 block of South Halsted Street, according to...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 6:32 PM
No one has called Maryland's 3rd Congressional District pretty.
The irregular shape of the district currently represented by Rep. John Sarbanes has been compared to a Rorschach test and a crime scene blood spatter spread across Central Maryland. The New...
| 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 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 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...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The water district board in Marin County's Stinson Beach has approved a rationing plan months in the making that would give residents in the vacationers' haven an edge over owners of seasonal rental properties.
On Saturday, board members of the...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Three women were among the 11 people shot and killed in Chicago in the past week, representing an uptick in female homicide victims, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
An 84-year-old woman was fatally shot Tuesday in the 900 block of...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:10 PM
From squeezing between a Dumpster and a wall to holding your breath as a bus hard stops at your bumper, cities can be an automotive minefield. And cars are often the casualties. Need proof? Look no further than auto insurance rates. A 40-year-old male...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 8:43 PM
State regulators have greatly expanded the area of homes, schools and parks that will be tested for lead-tainted soil near a troubled battery recycling plant in Vernon.
California toxic waste regulators blame air pollution from the Exide Technologies...