| May 6, 2015
| 3:55 PM
About 1 in 10 Americans have no credit history, according to a new report.
The report, released this week by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, found that 26 million Americans are "credit invisible," meaning they have no credit history with a...
| May 6, 2015
| 9:00 AM
As a resident of Baltimore for almost all my life, the events of the past several weeks brought back vivid memories of the turmoil in April 1968 following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Since that time, we have made great strides in racial...
| May 5, 2015
| 3:19 PM
The status quo has pretty much stayed in place in terms of affordable housing opportunities in Glencoe, and that is what the state is going to be told in June, village officials said.
Next month, the Illinois Housing Development Authority is requiring...
| May 5, 2015
| 11:00 AM
Hundreds of people visited the North Suburban YMCA May 3 for the 11th Annual Taste of Asia Festival, which not only featured good food from Asia, but art and performance from the many Asian cultures represented in Northbrook.
According to the 2010 U.S....
| Apr 29, 2015
| 8:43 AM
Abraham Lincoln, arguably the nation's greatest president, said in 1858: "Public sentiment is everything." Apparently, the Maryland General Assembly didn't get the word. This year, it again defied public sentiment by refusing to end gerrymandering, the...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 12:09 PM
A renewed petition drive aimed at asking voters to take much of the politics out of the drawing of state legislative boundaries was launched Tuesday, nearly a year after a similar effort was struck down by a Cook County judge.
The “independent map...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 4:00 AM
On a rainy weekend in January, the Coney Island boardwalk was not the boardwalk of memory: no salty spray, no roller coaster clatter, no standing-room-only beach.
Instead, it was damp, it was gray, and it was empty.
And its age was showing.
| Apr 24, 2015
| 3:58 PM
The tornado that devastated Fairdale, Ill., this month put a spotlight on small towns and their determination to endure. Let's take a trip to 10 tiny destinations.
1. Marfa, Texas, has just 1,981 souls, but it can boast seven Oscars. The town, about...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 7:06 AM
Abraham Lincoln, arguably the nation's greatest president, said in 1858: "Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed." Apparently, the Maryland General Assembly didn't get the word. It again...
| Apr 12, 2015
The Mount Airy Community Center Task Force looked at a community center in Howard County and then made recommendations to construct a similar center. They included a strong recommendation that a commercial kitchen and other amenities be included in this...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 2:56 PM
The Cubs have their work cut out for them for more than just their bid to climb up the National League Central division standings.
The Cardinals are encroaching on their home state turf, according to the recent Facebook data.
The Cardinals visited ...