| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Letters to the editor from Naperville, Westchester, Wheaton and Lombard.
Racism in the U.S.
The definition of "racism" refers to actions or beliefs that consider certain races to be inherently superior or inferior to each other. Some arguments against...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Federal authorities have rejected California's proposed design for a driver's license for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, saying it is not distinguishable enough for security purposes from permits given to citizens.
The Washington officials want the...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:33 PM
You didn't have to be a Clippers fan to root for the players this season. Their playoff loss on Thursday night was heartbreaking, especially given all the turmoil they've endured.
The only upside to this season-ending defeat is that it signifies the end...
| May 23, 2014
Dear Amy: My daughter is dealing with depression issues and recently told me she is gay.
Her grandparents (in particular one grandfather) are outspoken political and social conservatives. Grandpa often makes anti-gay remarks and forwards anti-gay...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:19 AM
A 14-year-old boy and his grandfather were among three people shot to death on Sunday at two different Jewish community facilities in a Kansas City-area suburb.
Police said it was too early to determine a motive, but a leading anti-hate group said the...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I've hit a rough patch during the past several years due to three different jobs disappearing (companies closed down) and a layoff from a still ailing firm. I'm young (34) but haven't been able to connect with a new opportunity. Employers must...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: As a mid-lifer job hunter, I applied for a position described in a recruitment ad that seemed perfect for my talents and experience. After no response and two failed attempts to follow up, in rereading the ad, it hit me: "We seek...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Quentin Tarantino is a master of explosive showdowns on screen, but his legal standoff with Gawker Media over the leaked script for his unproduced western "The Hateful Eight" might have just ended with a whimper, not a bang.
On Wednesday, the...
| May 20, 2014
| 5:15 AM
As a long-time advocate for equal employment opportunity in the federal workplace, I applaud your recent article, "Report finds 'failure' in Social Security discrimination complaint process" (May 15) by John Fritze, which disclosed the recent audit of the...
| May 18, 2014
| 5:51 AM
Cornell William Brooks, an attorney and minister from Northern Virginia, will lead the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization at a time when the NAACP is experiencing a resurgence in influence and recruitment but struggling with budget...
| May 22, 2014
| 9:55 AM
It turns out, regarding race-related views among NBA owners, Donald Sterling may have company.
Less than a month after Sterling rocked the sports world with racist remarks, Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has openly acknowledged his own...