| Nov 25, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Westmont trustees are thinking about putting a referendum on the November 2014 ballot that would ask voters to restore home-rule status for the suburb.
In 2012, the village lost home-rule status after residents voted against it, resulting in millions of...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:05 AM
WILLISTON, N.D. Ben Lewis was helping his crane operator dismantle another oil rig when he heard a loud snap echo across the drilling site. Turning, he joined workers scurrying to the other side of the rig.
"That's when I saw the crane boom collapse," he...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:16 PM
BEIJING — China announced Friday that it would ease its deeply unpopular one-child policy, a high-profile move by new leaders to limit a program that has prevented millions of births but helped create an aging population that could constrict...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Relief efforts are underway in Glendale for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan as local Filipino organizations collect food and donations to send to the Philippines.
With more than 11 million people affected by the Nov. 8 typhoon — which killed more...
| Nov 13, 2013
I routinely get emails from Tribune readers telling me about an old person they know — a father, a grandmother, an aunt, a neighbor — who deserves to be written about.
I've received two such emails in the past few days alone.
One email was...
| 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.
| 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 20, 2013
| 12:45 PM
When you first arrive in Bethel (or "Mamterilleq" in Yup'ik, meaning "the smokehouse people"), you can find welcoming signs just about everywhere.
Most of them reflect the town’s "Home of the Kuskokwim 300" sled dog race that takes place each year...
| 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...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:35 PM
The state of South Dakota plans to fight a proposal to cut Medicare funding to 26 rural hospitals, including those in Eureka and Bowdle.
There has been a public outcry since the recommendation was issued in August, said Doneen Hollingsworth, South...
| 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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:30 PM
If four creatures created by the legendary Jim Henson Company are holding forth on the TV screen, interviewing guests and chatting about interesting stories and gossip, then you must be watching - a cable-news network?
While it's difficult to imagine a...