| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Friday's print column Win or lose Tuesday, state Sen. Jim Oberweis will leave us with an object lesson in how not to campaign with a big lead. A Tribune/WGN-TV poll conducted March 1-5 found Oberweis, of Sugar Grove, with a......
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:14 PM
After Delbert Tibbs dropped out of a Chicago seminary in 1972, he went on the road, walking, hopping freight trains and taking odd jobs across the U.S.
One day in early 1974, police stopped him near Ocala, Fla., and questioned him about a crime 220...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:14 PM
A Florida high school that was named in the 1950s after a 19th century white supremacist and now has a majority black student enrollment will soon have a new name for its 21st century community.
Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville will...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:26 PM
This just might be a case of life imitating art: On Thursday, Florida officials announced that they arrested a "Breaking Bad" contest winner on suspicion of helping run a nationwide drug ring out of his home.
However, instead of making meth, like the...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:35 AM
These twin brothers must have gone so ape over a pair of monkeys that they're now accused of swiping them from a Nebraska home and bringing them to Florida.
On Monday, a woman from Nebraska contacted her local deputies to report that two of her apes...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 1:20 PM
|| || Name || Class || Ht. || ||
|| 1 || Lucky Whitehead || JR || 5-10 || 163 || WR || Manassas, VA (Dean College) ||
|| 2 || DeAndre Richardson || RS SR || 6-2 || 180 || WR || Panama City, FL (Bay) ||
|| 2 || Brandin Bryant...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:33 AM
Many folks find romance with the help of Internet dating sites.
There are also some folks out there that are just Dating for Dollar$.
A 66-year-old Ocala woman fishing for romance on a popular cyber dating site met a land shark.
The man's pitch...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:21 PM
ENGLEWOOD BEACH, Fla. - Paul Reinckens kicked slowly over the sandy bottom 30 feet deep in the Gulf of Mexico looking for triangular objects - not an easy task with visibility a mere four feet and this dive being his first underwater fossil hunt. But...
| Dec 8, 2012
Strapped for cash, the city of Dixon closed its pool for the past few summers, unaware it had already paid for the in-ground pool and hot tub that city Treasurer Rita Crundwell had built at her sprawling house on a 6-acre lot.
While construction stalled...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:35 PM
A newly-formed group chaired by a former Jeb Bush ally has given Orange County a “D” rating for access to charter schools. The Center for School Options, a think tank focused that favors charter schools and other school choice options, ...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 4:37 PM
The Seminole School Board this evening is expected to settle on a Tallahassee lobbyist to represent school district interests with state officials. Cerra Consulting Group is the top recommendation of a school district committee which evaluated six...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Republican vice presidential nominee U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisc., is coming back to Florida Thusday with campaign stops in Ocala and Fort Myers. Ryan will be appearing at a lunchtime rally Thursday at the Ocala Town Square on Southeast Broadway Street....