| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:07 PM
I am so completely pessimistic and cynical about this country being able to pass any meaningful gun control laws as long as the right to bear arms is sanctified, enshrined and beatified by the United States Constitution. To end the gun culture we have...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Sharaya Smith was visiting a New Port Richey park along with her daughter, 4, and her three-year old nephew on Groundhog Day when a stranger came out of the bushes who claimed to be President Obama and allegedly told her that he was here "to rid the world...
| Jan 29, 2013
How odd it is to hear an artist you respect and appreciate suggest she doesn’t have the pipes to tackle her words.
“If I had the money, I don’t even know if I would be singing my own songs,” says rapper/singer/poet Dessa, a solo...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 7:39 AM
A winter storm whipped by high winds is expected to hit the Chicago area just in time for the evening rush hour Thursday, dumping up to 4 inches here but maybe a foot or more in Wisconsin where a blizzard warning has been issued.
But on the bright side...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:41 PM
I'm pretty diligent when it comes to my taxes. And by diligent, I mean that in November, I make an appointment for February with my tax guy, which is unlike those co-workers in your office asking around in April if anyone knows a good accountant. That's...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:43 PM
There are certain newspaper traditions I love and one of them is drawing
editorial cartoons during the Christmas season. There's an abundance of
metaphors to use even when the news is bad, and that's almost all the time
in Editorial Cartoonland.
| Nov 9, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Four years before the 2012 election, just after the bruising primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, I met Nate Silver and he explained how he had been reasonably certain that Obama would pass Clinton on Super Tuesday, and by how much....
| Oct 30, 2012
| 7:41 PM
There’s something very wrong about nicknaming a hurricane “Frankenstorm,” then having it cancel Halloween.
In a bittersweet message for New Haven children on Tuesday, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. declared the Wednesday the 31st would be a...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 10:08 AM
At 9 a.m. the"Do do do …" of "Chelsea Dagger" blares from the alarm-clock radio.
"OK, Chicago, rise and shine, and don't forget your Uggs 'cause it's cooooold out there today," Waddle says.
"It's coooold out there every day," Silvy says
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:20 AM
The storm that socked the Chicago area with the season's biggest snowfall has tapered off, but it's not completely finished with us.
Snow will continue falling periodically today, dropping another inch or two in the city and up to three inches in the...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Chicago area can look forward to some quiet, almost balmy days after being hit by the largest snowstorm in two years.
Temperatures will climb into the 40s by this weekend with maybe some rain, according to National Weather Service meteorologist...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:42 PM
The winter storm that walloped the Great Plains today entered the Chicago area late Thursday and will linger through the morning commute on Friday, possibly dumping up to half a foot of snow here.
As of 9 p.m. a winter weather advisory is in effect for...