| May 1, 2012
| 11:16 AM
NILES -- Convicted teen murderer Dakotah Eliason's attempt to get a new trial based on ineffective counsel claims has hit a roadblock with a decision by Berrien County Trial Judge Scott Schofield to deny Eliason's motion for a new trial.
| May 5, 2012
| 12:17 PM
For about a day this week, a billboard featuring a mugshot of the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, loomed over the Eisenhower Expressway in Maywood, posing a question to drivers cruising toward the city:
“I still believe in Global Warming,” the...
| May 8, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Insurers and a Connecticut alcohol conglomerate halted their financial support of The Heartland Institute after it paid for billboard advertisements likening supporters of climate change science to murderers, terrorists and a dictator.
| May 22, 2012
| 7:37 PM
Lucky for Chicago, we are home to the Heartland Institute, a right-wing think-tank that expends most of its effort attempting to "debunk" global warming, and this week they held the seventh International Conference on Climate Change, which they acronymize...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Los cadáveres de dos mujeres asesinadas fueron encontrados en Rusia junto con un mensaje que exigía la libertad de las integrantes de la banda punk Pussy Riot, informaron las autoridades el jueves.
Aunque un investigador ruso alertó que el asesino...
| May 31, 2012
| 4:16 PM
Contrary to some unflattering opinions expressed here Wednesday, people who disfigure their own skin are well educated, culturally advanced and gracious — and to prove it many of them offered their own refined dissertations to confute any notion...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:48 AM
I have met this girl a couple times and I find her to be very cute. The last time I ran into the girl, I got tongue-tied and didn't want to make myself look dumb. Now I was thinking that I could go and search for her on Facebook and see if I can do...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Mike McGrew probably has spent more time on the bench than any other All- State quarterback.
That's because Mt. Carmel, shooting for its fourth straight state title Saturday, had so many runaway victories that McGrew's day often was over by the third...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:47 AM
What do you expect from a rock star? I just closed the back cover of Neil Young's “Waging Heavy Peace,” his big anticipated memoir (of sorts), clocking in at 500 pages (75 shy of the rock star-memoir mountain peak established by Keith...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:05 AM
Always In Trouble
An Oral History of ESP-Disk', The Most Outrageous Record Label in America by Jason Weiss, Wesleyan Univ. Press, 292 pages, $24.95 (paper), $11.99 eBook
While the music scene over the past half-century has been dominated by major...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 1:08 AM
Everyone has been talking about the shooting in Colorado at the Dark Knight Rises. Many of my friends, knowing I’m a movie critic, have asked my opinions. I’ve decided to share many of the thoughts on all aspects of the case, in this blog. I&...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:47 AM
In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidalmight have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing — tall, handsome and composed — and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier.
But Vidal made his...