| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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 16, 2015
| 9:11 AM
Maryland almost certainly will not enact reforms to the way it redraws legislative and congressional districts this year because the most powerful proponent of the idea, Gov. Larry Hogan, isn't pushing it. He wants a commission to study the issue and...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Up until a year or two ago, tiny squares of medical tape covered all signs of Ann Lewis' age on her driver's license.
Daughter Gloria Lewis recalls her mother saying she'd rather be arrested for defacing her license than tell her age.
But as Ann Lewis...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 8:04 PM
The streets of Ferguson, Missouri, were mostly quiet on Wednesday after two nights of racially charged unrest following a U.S. grand jury decision to clear a white policeman over the killing of an unarmed black teenager.
A couple of dozen protesters...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Nearly 30 years ago, legislative aide Mike Woo shattered a barrier, becoming the first Asian American to win a seat on the Los Angeles City Council.
The milestone was hailed as a sign that Asian Americans had finally come into their own on the local...
| 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...