| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:39 PM
More than 100 emails poured in after my column, "Does America love its guns more than its kids?" Here's what you had to say:
Dear Beth, As for your question, "Does America love its guns more than its kids?" No, Ms. Kassab. I love the security that...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Recent school shootings have refueled a national debate on firearms regulations and led gun-control advocates who had unsuccessfully pushed for stricter laws in response to the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting to renew calls for legislative...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed a slate of tough gun control measures that would subject gun shops to strict monitoring, including video surveillance of all purchases, in an effort to stem violence in a city beset with an unusually high number...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:21 PM
The Bridgeport Bluefish are really pumping this Pete Rose appearance. He'll manage the team Monday night, but before that he'll be at a special lunch ($150 a person) and then a meet and greet before the game ($250 a person, one autograph allowed). There...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Adam McKay uses Twitter prodigiously -- to engage with fans about "Anchorman 2" or Funny or Die clips, or just to write jokes as he did in his "SNL" days.
"I like Twitter, it's accessible, it's simple, yet you can make it dense. It's political, it's...
| May 15, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Do you see Jordan Lynch returning kicks if he sticks with the team? -- @Mitlane from Twitter
No. I don’t think Lynch has the speed or quickness to excel as a returner. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.76 seconds at the scouting combine. One of the...
| May 24, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Mixed in with prayers and sympathy after the Isla Vista shooting and stabbing rampage in Santa Barbara County were renewed calls Saturday to pass stronger gun control legislation.
“Although the circumstances of this attack are under investigation,...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:50 AM
When Jimmy Greene and his quartet take the stage at Jazziz Thursday night, his sets may include “Ana Grace,” a song Greene wrote in 2008 about his then pre-school-age daughter.
The song awakens slowly, with piano and Greene’s tenor sax...
| Mar 27, 2014
Fifteen months ago, as the nation recoiled in horror from the massacre of 20 children and six adults by a mentally ill man armed with three semiautomatic weapons, there were firm proclamations that this time would be different. The violence at that...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:00 PM
There are five well-known stages of grief, from denial and anger through bargaining and depression. As the first anniversary of the Boston marathon bombing approaches, the city is moving toward the final stage: acceptance.
As part of that process, the...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Some residents of Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six adults were gunned down at an elementary school in December 2012, want the shooter's family home demolished and replaced by a park, according to a survey.
The survey by the Newtown-Sandy...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Mundelein police dispatcher Vicki Dorjath said Sept. 30 was just another ordinary Monday until a call came in at around 5:30 p.m.
On the other end of the line was a panicked woman saying her 3-year-old daughter had been taken from in front of their...