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  • Cloudy Forecasting Gradually Clears: Weather Has Always Been Big News

    Cloudy Forecasting Gradually Clears: Weather Has Always Been Big News
    Forecasting the weather -- or trying to -- is as old as civilization. Around 340 B.C., the Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote a four-volume text exploring the origins and dynamics of different weather events. Still, for many hundreds of years,...
  • John Kass: We need Hillary now

    It's sad, yes, but America probably hasn't fully grasped the terrifying truth about President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech. He has two more to go. Two more? Ye gods! The prospect of listening to him blah blah blah his way through two more...
  • Local Voices North: Jan. 30 edition

    Local Voices North: Jan. 30 edition
    Letters to the editor from Palatine, Glenview, Hoffman Estates, Skokie, Park Ridge, Northbrook and Arlington Heights. Winter walking As a life-long walker at age 77, it's a struggle in this kind of weather to get to the library, stores, etc., in...
  • The curse of the two-term limit

    WASHINGTON--As Barack Obama struggles to gain political traction as a lame-duck president in his remaining three years in office, the two-term limit on service in the Oval Office has encouraged a premature public focus on the identity of his successor...
  • The State of the Union is: We need Hillary now

    The State of the Union is: We need Hillary now
    It's sad, yes, but America probably hasn't fully grasped the terrifying truth about President Barack Obama's upcoming State of the Union speech. After this one, he has two more to go. Two more? Ye gods! The prospect of listening to him blah blah...
  • Kingsley Guy: Demands for "purity" destroying politics

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's recent fundraising foray into Florida created its share of scathing rhetoric. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz even followed Christie around the state, speaking to every media outlet that would listen about his...
  • Virginians glum on presidential politics, CNU poll suggests

    When it comes to national politics, Virginians are definitely not happy campers, a new Christopher Newport University poll suggests. They blame Congress, they made a point of telling the university's latest poll of presidential preferences for 2016....
  • 2014 Will Be Interesting Year in Baseball, Politics

    I understand I'm a little late with this but I've been away. I think 2014 is going to be a fun year. I don't mean this in every way. The Yankees have gotten considerably stronger this off season, while the Red Sox have pretty much stayed the same,...
  • Connecticut's Golden Age Of Furniture Design

    Connecticut's Golden Age Of Furniture Design
    A young Windsor furniture maker's "fateful liaison" with an unmarried woman in June 1766 helped pave the way for the Connecticut Valley's golden age of furniture production. Eliphalet Chapin's wayward ways with a neighboring damsel named Hannah Bartlett...
  • Putting aside apologies, Chris Christie looks to second term

    Putting aside apologies, Chris Christie looks to second term
    TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may have spent the better part of the last two weeks apologizing for "Bridgegate," but now, it seems, the apologies are over. In a 20-minute inaugural address in an auditorium at the War Memorial in...
  • Congressional old guard retires, leaving calcified partisanship in place

    WASHINGTON -- The trend of abandoning Congress continues as its longest-serving member, Democratic Rep. John Dingell Jr. of Michigan, former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has announced he will retire. He is going out with a bang,...
  • Yes, I gave Rauner the 'gate.' And I'd do it again

     
    From Sunday's print column Was I serious the other day when I coined the term "Sweetnessgate" to describe the controversy and lingering questions about how Illinois GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner got his daughter into Walter Payton College Prep?...