| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Winfred Rembert worked in a Southern cotton field at age 6, was arrested at a Civil Rights demonstration in Americus, Ga., at age 19, was jailed with no charges for a year and then escaped, overpowering a deputy and locking him in the cell. Rembert got...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Parishioners from a Lincoln Park Roman Catholic parish are marching in today's Pride Parade to show their solidarity with Dignity Chicago, an independent ministry for gay, lesbian and transgender Catholics.
More than a dozen parishioners from St....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:20 AM
A recent study on religious affiliation and hiring discrimination in the American South, published in the journal Social Currents and reported by the Washington Post, showed that while Southern employers are likely to prefer applicants who make no overt...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:32 AM
Second of two parts.
The past several years in Fruitland Park have been a governmental train wreck.
The city had seven city managers, including one whose sexual romps through City Hall with an employee became the target of derision around town....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Prosecutors in Lake County have tossed three pending criminal cases because of an FBI report linking two former Fruitland Park police officers to the Ku Klux Klan.
All three cases – two misdemeanor batteries and a felony traffic case –...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 5:05 AM
When Lyndon Johnson became president after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, so closely had he played his political cards that nobody was exactly sure what he believed in. Very quickly, the surprising answer became clear: civil rights. Johnson went...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The psychological explanation for what happened to Catherine Ferreira is neat and tidy and sounds like reason.
"The bystander effect," explains Psychology Today on its website, "occurs when the presence of others hinders an individual from intervening in...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Sylvester Stallone will portray hitman Gregory Scarpa -- also known as "The Grim Reaper" -- with Brad Furman on board to direct "Scarpa" for Millennium Films.
The project will re-team Stallone with "Rocky" producer Irwin Winkler with a screenplay by...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Fruitland Park's deputy chief of police, who left the city during a scandal over the Ku Klux Klan, is demanding his unpaid job as chief of the volunteer fire department back.
A letter from an attorney on behalf of David Borst warned that Fruitland...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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They say good things come to those wait. If that's true, then Shadi Ramli, owner of new Middle Eastern restaurant Masada in Logan Square--which took 10 years to...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 4:24 AM
Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade.
A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Many well-meaning people talk about being colorblind or proudly claim that they are raising their children to ignore racial or other differences. I know they are sincere when they say those words, but I cringe each time I hear them. What are meant as good...