| Oct 12, 2010
| 9:14 PM
In a rare move, Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday ordered a health monitor be placed at a troubled Chicago facility caring for children with severe developmental disabilities.
The governor also instructed his senior health policy adviser to immediately draft...
| May 23, 2011
| 9:35 AM
Daniel "The Wig Man" Vovak, who ran for president, the U.S. Senate and other offices wearing a Colonial-style periwig, died of cancer Saturday at Casey House hospice in Montgomery County, according to David Vovak, a brother. The Rockville resident was 39....
| Jun 4, 2011
Bookshelves real and virtual are stocked with volumes about Los Angeles and Southern California written by people who parachute into a Westside guest house for a few weeks, hit the hot spots and high spots, then write with voice-of-God authority for...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 4:36 PM
A federally backed watchdog group says it has identified at least five more deaths involving poor care at a troubled Chicago nursing facility for disabled children and young adults, as well as a pattern of the home destroying evidence of medication...
| Aug 19, 2011
Bankrate.com recently released a list of the top 10 states for foreclosure based on June numbers. Many on the list aren't a surprise, but a few — such as Idaho — are.
Other states on the list were Nevada, Arizona, California, Utah, Michigan,...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 10:04 AM
Watching someone's memory begin to fail or witnessing a family member struggling with dementia can be troubling. Making the decision to find them a place to live that offers assistance can also be stressful.
Many have outdated ideas about the care people...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 1:29 PM
| Jul 30, 2010
Chicago Blackhawks right winger Marian Hossa has paid $2.35 million for a three-bedroom, 3,940-square-foot condo unit in a Streeterville high-rise.
Last summer, the NHL veteran Hossa, 31, joined the Blackhawks when he signed a 12-year $62.8 million...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 8:35 PM
It's history they were talking about.
The verdict that landed like a slap in the face. The smoke that rose over the city in columns of protest. The rampant looting and savage beatings.
They were talking about nothing less than the evolution of a city...
| Apr 8, 2012
To think deeply and compassionately about South Los Angeles as we approach the 20th anniversary of the L.A. riots is to inhabit a middle ground between optimism and bleak defeat.
A lot of good is going on in the inner city. But the last two decades...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 2:25 PM
There's been a lot of debate in this country over whether recording the police is legal. A judge in at least one state, Illinois, has shot down a request to film officers without their permission, while another judge here in Maryland has ruled such...