| Oct 27, 2013
Ah, safe home Chicago: The murder rate has fallen by nearly half. Unless, that is, you live on the blood-drenched streets where violent crime rates have actually increased. Until we end that concentrated slaughter, this city again risks losing its...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 10:16 AM
"Chicago is the drain into which the brains of the Middle West disappear. Moving there is not even an aspiration for ambitious Michiganders. It's the accepted endpoint of one's educational progression: grade school, middle school, high school, college,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:26 PM
STORRS — It was a field trip, which for some students is perhaps a license to tune out, lay low.
Jason Irizarry took a group of UConn basketball players from his urban education class to one of the poorest districts in the United States, to the...
| Sep 13, 2013
Is the suburb you're living in a future slum? Should you shove a for-sale sign into your front yard, pack your bags and light out for some lively urban neighborhood before it's too late?
Leigh Gallagher doesn't know the answer to those questions, but...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:09 AM
In recognition of the increasing number of Filipinos in Glendale, the City Council this week designated October as Filipino American History Month, an extension of the nationwide celebration first started in 1988.
And on Friday afternoon, the Filipino...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Glendale's stock of affordable housing falls far short of meeting the community's need and officials say the loss of state redevelopment dollars means there's little the city can do to bridge the gap.
Waiting lists for city-monitored rental housing...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Local bureaucracy seems to have gotten the upper hand on a white-supremacist's plot to take over a small town in North Dakota.
Paul Craig Cobb, 61, made headlines after news broke of his secret plot to amass white supremacists in Leith, N.D., and win...
| Jul 10, 2013
On paper, Chicago might seem a model of diversity with roughly equivalent populations of African-Americans, Hispanics and whites. The reality, of course, is very different, with each of these groups tending to cluster in distinct corners of the city....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The pitch meeting wasn't going as planned.
John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, founders of entertainment business incubator FactoryMade Ventures, wanted movie director Robert Rodriguez to help them create an English-language cable network for Latinos....
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:11 PM
More so than her words about George Zimmerman getting away with murder, I was taken aback at the sight of Juror B-29.
"She's black," I said to my daughter.
Indeed, Juror B-29 could be any one of my four daughters, my sister, my mother, my aunts...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Yo! The long-running success of the Pittsburgh Steelers apparently is not enough to keep people in parts of western Pennsylvania. Allegheny County lost 4.3 percent of its population between the 2000 Census and 2010 Census. As a result, it will......
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
I recently visited my wife's family in Mexico.
"You'll stay with us," they said.
"Which of you?" I asked.
"All of us," they said.
At first, I thought this was a language barrier thing, the way these particular relatives say "I love you too much"...