| Feb 19, 2012
The shuttering of the Union Stock Yard and Transit Co. on July 30, 1971, didn't mark the end of Chicago's role as "hog butcher for the world." That came a year earlier, when "hog alley" closed, a victim of the stockyards' long descent from years of...
| Sep 4, 2011
If it's a holiday, it must mean there's a parade.
Chicago celebrated its first official Labor Day on Sept. 3, 1894, with a massive parade of more than 20,000 marchers representing more than 60 unions. The endless line of "wage-earners" trudged more...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 3:54 AM
Residents in the Shipoke neighborhood in the City of Harrisburg will be ordered to evacuate this morning, awaiting exact time from the City of Harrisburg. Flood Prone Areas include any community near streams, tributaries, low lying areas and areas...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 12:53 PM
PennDOT advises motorists many state roads are closed in South Central Pennsylvania because of flooding.
Due to extreme flooding over the eastern third of Pennsylvania, PennDOT and the PA Turnpike Commission urge motorists to avoid all travel in this...
| Sep 15, 2011
Connecticut PRIDE Rally and Festival, Sept. 17-18, Bushnell Park, Hartford and Up or On the Rocks, 50 Union Place, Hartford, (860) 247-6257, connecticutpride.org.
Up or On the Rocks, one of Hartford's most popular nightclubs, compliments Saturday's...
| May 15, 2011
| 9:00 PM
The shell from the Confederate mortar, its red fuse glowing “like the wings of a firefly,’’ according to one observer, hung briefly before beginning its descent and exploding directly over Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor.
| Oct 18, 2011
| 2:35 PM
Seven months after Connecticut Citizens Action Group kicked off a statewide campaign against the nation's largest financial institution, Bank of America announced it would open a Customer Assistance Center to help struggling homeowners.
In May, the...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 2:42 PM
There’s a new report out by the New York Civil Liberties Union warning that police in that state are “consistently misusing and overusing Tasers.”
An NYCLU official said the organization’s study “shows that police officers...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 1:21 PM
Police used Tasers far too often on people who posed no real threat, on the elderly, children and the infirm. They stunned people already handcuffed and used Tasers without proper warning, often violating safety guidelines. And 58 percent of those Tased...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 1:46 PM
Lindsey Pinkham, senior vice president and secretary of the Connecticut Bankers Association, scoffs at the idea that loads of pissed-off consumers will soon be switching their money out of giants like Bank of America to protest new fees.
He says he hasn&...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Man, what on earth to do with all those empty 55-gallon oil drums once we're done with them? If you're a non-profit called Oil Drum Art, you get 40 of 'em into the hands of regional artists, like Corina S. Alvarezdelugo (whose "Paradox of Plenty II" is...