| Nov 19, 2010
| 2:15 PM
In the front window of a modest brick two-flat on Chicago's West Side hangs a handmade sign with fading pictures of a smiling 15-year-old Yasmin Acree that says "we miss u."
The honor student and kind of girl who made her bed every morning and hung out...
| Feb 27, 2011
The effects of decades of neglect were all too visible at the nine far-flung campuses. Roofs leaked. Furniture was decrepit. Seismic protections were outdated.
In 2001, leaders of the Los Angeles Community College District decided to take action. With...
| Aug 14, 2011
The last time I saw the Yukon, a 366-foot-long Canadian navy destroyer, it was docked in San Diego. So many holes had been cut in the sides of this well-worn vessel that it reminded me of a big hunk of Swiss cheese.
That was a little more than a decade...
| May 24, 2011
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' announcement that he can't play in the presidential primaries because his wife and daughters say he's not allowed to is terrible news for the GOP and the country.
It's terrible not because Daniels was obviously the best...
| Sep 3, 2011
Ahigh school counselor in La Puente once told Hilda Solis' mother that the girl really ought to forget about college and become a secretary. Well, so she has. Hilda Solis is the U.S. secretary of Labor. The daughter of factory workers and ardent union...
| Jan 13, 2011
Moonshine is having its day in the sun.
Once a back-road country cousin, it is taking on a new life as a city slicker. And now that it's out of the barn and into the bar, mixologists at tony drinking dens are experimenting with moonshine, and spirit...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 1:55 PM
| Sep 20, 2010
Attention 20-year-old men: Look at the people around you. Are most of them women? If so, you're in for a longer life (statistically speaking). On the other hand, if the men outnumber the women, you might want to consider moving somewhere like Hartford,...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 6:54 PM
There are outrages in life so horrible that choking someone might be a reasonable response. For instance, a chokehold might be appropriate for an extremely bad dancer at a nightclub or that annoying woman who keeps talking too loudly on her Bluetooth on...
| Nov 22, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Montini's Whitney Adams, who received a lot of interest from smaller Division I colleges as a junior last season, used a weekend in mid-April with …...
| Nov 22, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Elmhurst, Ill.âMembers of the Choral-Aires Chorus know a thing or two about fighting breast cancer. Many of the 100-member Chorus have been touched by the …...