| Sep 7, 2014
| 7:05 AM
From Washington state to Florida, surprising letters from banks have turned up in the mailboxes of at least a dozen people.
The message in each case: Your bank account is being closed. What frustrates the recipients is not only that they are all of...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Did you know Michael Brown was a devoted gang member with an extensive juvenile record who routinely robbed convenience stores and committed acts of mayhem? And did you know that when Officer Darren Wilson shot Brown, he wasn't using unjustified force, he...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 7:48 AM
The city of Chicago is expected to pay $150,000 to settle a federal lawsuit brought by a woman who accused police of hitting, threatening and berating her during a July 2013 raid at a North Side tanning salon.
Jianqing Klyzek sued 10 Chicago police...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Emma Greenwell has joined the cast of "Pride Prejudice and Zombies" starring Lily James, Douglas Booth and Jack Huston.
Pic also stars Bella Heathcote and Sam Riley.
Filming will start in September. Cross Creek Pictures, which has a distribution deal...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 11:35 AM
In his opinion issued yesterday, Chicago-based Federal Judge Richard Posner, writing for a three-judge panel, didn't simply overturn the ban on gay marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana. In the words of Charles Pierce at Esquire, he "tore (it) into tiny...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Fifty years ago this summer, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson, marking a watershed moment in our nation's history and in the ongoing struggle of African-Americans for fair and equal treatment.
The passage of the law,...
| Aug 5, 2014
Half a century ago, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 brought an end to the era of Jim Crow by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
One year later, the landmark legislation was strengthened and expanded...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Three firefighters — including one whose complaints led to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice — have filed separate federal lawsuits against the town alleging discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Firefighter Lori Davis...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:31 AM
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe plans to sue the franchise for discrimination unless the team releases the findings of its investigation into the player's allegation that he was subjected to harassment and hostility for speaking out in favor...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Is it really that difficult for elected officials at the highest level to give a straight answer?
In Florida, apparently so.
Granted, same-sex marriage is controversial. But it would be nice if we could get simple straight talk from our highest...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:41 PM
Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts want to expand their legal dispute against the entertainment giant over the way it treats its guests with autism.
According to a report filed late Wednesday night at Deadline.com, the...