| May 29, 2014
| 8:48 AM
A white supremacist charged in the killings of three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City in April made a brief appearance in court on Thursday, acknowledging charges recently added against him.
Johnson County District Court Judge Thomas...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:38 PM
How Lincolnesque is the Party of Lincoln? Depends on who you ask.
According to reader Joan Smith of Northridge, the Republican Party that freed the slaves in the 19th century and stood in opposition to civil rights-averse Southern Democrats in the...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 1:35 PM
OAKLAND -- Golden State Warriors fans are among the most boisterous in the NBA, and they weren’t holding back when it came to the brouhaha involving Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Shortly after the Clippers walked onto the court for warmups...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:06 PM
After previously announcing "Les Miserables" would be the headliner of its upcoming season, Orlando Shakespeare Theater has announced the rest of the shows planned for 2014-15. Among them: The classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" and two Shakespeare offerings,...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:17 AM
Yaser Birjas urged members of the Prayer Center of Orland Park to avoid anger or resentment after a bullet struck the mosque's golden dome last week.
Instead, the mosque's former imam urged worshipers to use the shooting – intentional or not...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"There's America, there's the South and then there's Mississippi," Lyndon B. Johnson is quoted as saying in Dawn Porter's documentary film "Spies of Mississippi." A realization of Rick Bowers' 2010 book on the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:28 AM
February is widely known as Black History Month, and Stephen Colbert chose to celebrate it in the strangest way possible on Thursday's show: with an animated short for a proposed TV show known as "Laser Klan."
Yes, that spelling is not a mistake. This...
| Apr 9, 2014
The Nazi and Ku Klux Klan fliers distributed in a shopping center parking lot two weeks ago weren't the first to appear in Orland Park. There have been eight reports of KKK and Nazi paraphernalia being seen or distributed in Orland Park since January...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:47 PM
The news that a former grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan is suspected of shooting and killing three people near Jewish community centers in Kansas seems at first glance like a disparaged past flaring briefly into the present. Americans like to imagine that...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Fliers promoting the American Nazi Party and Ku Klux Klan were posted on cars in a La Grange Road shopping center parking lot around noon Monday, Orland Park police said.
A woman shopping at Michaels at 15102 S. La Grange Rd. brought a flier she'd found...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 12:22 PM
The suspect in the killing of three people at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City over the weekend could face the death penalty on state murder charges filed Tuesday, prosecutors said.
Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also goes by the name Glenn Miller,...