| Apr 17, 2012
| 6:14 AM
WASHINGTON -- Nearly two years ago, President Obama signed into law a "fair sentencing" act to reduce the long prison terms meted out to people who were caught with small amounts of crack cocaine. But the law did not make clear whether it should apply...
| May 3, 2012
| 7:17 PM
The National Weather Service issued thunderstorm warnings and watches as storms hit the Chicago area this evening.
As a thunderstorm warning was issued for portions of Cook County tonight and a thunderstorm watch for most of northeast Illinois was...
| Aug 26, 2010
My 7-year-old loves bacon.
She loves it almost as much she loves pigs who are still alive.
And so our recent farm visit to witness a slaughter was not easy.
For years I've been talking to Miranda and her brother, Joe, about appreciating the sources...
| Nov 7, 2007
| 9:21 PM
On Wednesday, there was no deal former Gov. George Ryan could cut. There was no one to cajole, and no backroom compromise to be struck.
After a long drive from his Kankakee home, Ryan reported to a federal prison camp near Oxford, Wis., to begin...
| Oct 10, 2009
Barbra Streisand, a well-educated student of antiques and vintage decorative arts, has finally declared a major: "Eighteenth century American furniture and the design of the architects Greene and Greene are my special love," she says.
Think of it as a...
| May 14, 2009
(WGN-AM) - Many communities around Chicago are cleaning up after storms Wednesday night. Some of the areas hardest hit include Northwest Indiana and Rockford.
Commonwealth Edison reported 8,000 customers without power as of 5 a.m., with more than half of...
| Jan 9, 2010
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva, on Saturday, updated noon EST Sunday We suppose it's sadly inevitable, in the land that is not quite post-racial America, that we're learning, in retrospect, about how some of the white powers of the nation viewed the......
| Jun 6, 2010
| 8:36 PM
The storm sirens went off Saturday night as Janet Kresl sat in the living room of her house in Dwight, watching the news. The sirens often sounded with little consequence, so she didn't think much of it.
Kresl rose to go to the kitchen but didn't have to...
| Jun 7, 2010
| 1:31 PM
It all started Saturday morning, when clear skies turned dark in northern Indiana. A powerful cold front brought Indiana it's first taste of tornadoes this past weekend.
There were numerous tornado warnings that went on from Saturday evening into the wee...
| Jun 19, 2009
| 10:43 AM
(WGN-AM)- Beaches in Chicago and Evanston will be closed Saturday after Friday's heavy storms prompted the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District to open the Wilmette locks and discharge runoff into Lake Michigan.
"The skies just opened up and dropped...
| Feb 24, 2010
| 2:52 PM
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