| Apr 10, 2014
Good news for the great majority of Illinois voters who are fed up with politicians rigging the electoral maps: A grass-roots effort to amend the state constitution has collected almost 350,000 signatures — and banked more than $2.5 million in...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Plans are moving forward to expand athletic offerings at the Charles Chrin Community Center, but not all of the nearby residents are in favor of them.
Palmer Township resident Terry Langan organized a small band of his neighbors to go before the Board of...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The endless hum of whirling slot machines washes over the food court at the Sands casino in Bethlehem, as Yuli Cui of Flushing, N.Y., reads a Chinese newspaper.
Huddled at a table with her friends, Cui, 50, plucks a tangerine from the bagged lunch she...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Using publicly available data, The Times computed poverty rates for the approved Los Angeles Promise Zone and two alternative zones following the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development methodology detailed below.
The Times first identified all...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Affected by increased population brought by The Glen and other developments in Glenview, overall enrollment at Glenbrook High School District 225 is expected to grow, then plateau, over the next 10 years, according to two independent demographers....
| Mar 22, 2014
Writing letters since: 2001
Life story in 100 words or less: Grew up in the Humboldt Park area with parents and younger twin brothers. Graduated from Lane Tech High School; attended Wilbur Wright College. Served in the Illinois National Guard...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In one of the most poignant scenes in HBO’s “True Detective,” Michelle Monaghan’s Maggie Hart accuses her husband, Martin, played by Woody Harrelson, of being a promiscuous “sulky teenager.”
“You put a ceiling...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:07 PM
Latinos and African Americans make up a disproportionately high percentage of the population of California ZIP Codes most burdened by pollution, according to a report released Friday by state environmental officials.
Latinos account for nearly two-...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Soon after starting work at Lincoln Elementary in Paramount nearly five years ago, second-grade teacher Lisa Lappin became alarmed by the number of teachers and students sick from cancer and other illnesses.
Pungent, metallic odors sometimes blanketed...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:22 PM
State Rep. Mike Schlossberg of Allentown – perhaps the fastest, funniest Tweeter in the House -- has announced he is seeking re-election in 2014. But more incumbents – and challengers too – would be wise to announce their bids for......
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:21 PM
A proposed 89-unit assisted living facility cleared another hurdle before the Highland Park plan commission recently, despite continued resident complaints that their scenic neighborhood would be disrupted by noise, traffic and an obstructed view of a...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Well, that's awkward: A white supremacist who made headlines worldwide for plotting to take over a town in North Dakota received the results of a DNA test -- and the results say he's 14% black.
And this all happened while cameras were rolling.