| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:59 PM
"I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization as the church has done so often in human...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 3:38 AM
During his earliest steps toward becoming Chicago's next archbishop, Blase Cupich wasn't sure religious life was for him.
As a boy growing up in Nebraska, he and his siblings listened as their father urged them to consider a vocation in the Catholic...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Blase Cupich flew into O'Hare International Airport on Thursday afternoon, less than a week before he is set to succeed Cardinal Francis George as archbishop of Chicago, and said his first task is getting "spiritually ready" for his new job.
| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Mozart's "The Magic Flute" gets a South African-style makeover at the Broad Stage, and a New York socialite labors under the delusion that she's an opera singer in "Glorious!" at International City Theatre. Plus, Broadway veteran Brian Stokes Mitchell...
| Oct 3, 2014
Illinois' capital city swells when the Legislature is in session, filled with lawmakers, staffers, journalists and lobbyists working hard and often playing hard in a place where rumors swirl and alcohol flows freely.
It was into this world that Terry...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 1:01 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Pointing to a "pathbreaking development" at the U.S. Supreme Court, attorneys for same-sex couples quickly asked a federal judge Tuesday to move forward with ending Florida's ban on gay marriage.
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Republican Larry Hogan said during his campaign for governor that he had no grand visions of turning Maryland red — that is, switching its partisan orientation from Democrats to the GOP. But his upset victory was surprisingly strong — he...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 9:05 AM
The tighter the Maryland governor's race becomes, the more I think about Connie Morella.
For those who moved recently to the state, Ms. Morella is the former moderate Republican congresswoman from Maryland's 8th District. For eight terms she held that...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:55 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday took no action over whether it plans to take up the question of whether states can ban gay marriage.
The seven different cases pending before the court were not mentioned in a list of new cases the court agreed to hear...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:40 PM
UPDATED: The lineup in local public-affairs programming this weekend:
Rob Bortles, father of Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles, talks to host Matt Austin on "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. WKMG will air the Pittsburgh at...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:53 PM
As the first African-American attorney general, Eric Holder will be seen as a pivotal figure in our history. He has been viewed as divisive, disruptive and undisciplined, and was even censured by Congress. That being said, his work to promote civil rights...