| Jun 11, 2013
After her husband died in March, Catherine Wirtz's children wanted her closer.
So in May, the 77-year-old moved from an assisted living facility in Ottawa, Ill., to a similar facility in Oak Park.
To ensure her mail made the move, Wirtz called the...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 6:00 PM
SACRAMENTO — The most courageous politician in California — probably the nation — is a Berkeley city councilman, Gordon Wozniak. His gutsy act: proposing that the government tax email.
Yes, sacrosanct, time-gobbling, out-of-control...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 3:57 AM
News out of Washington has been dominated this last quarter by coverage of important issues like the fiscal cliff and the debt crisis facing our country. A looming national debt of more than $16 trillion and difficult budget decisions ahead have many...
| Apr 18, 2013
The mistake was caused by just a click of the computer mouse, but its impact has been long-lasting.
It was mid-November and Patrick Barnes' parents were preparing to move from his McHenry house to their new place in Florida.
"One of the last things my...
| Apr 12, 2013
Consider some of the things that have bound our nation together:
Universal postal service at a flat rate, whether you live in Santa Monica or Sitka, Alaska. Interstate highways, built with taxpayer funds and free of tolls. Regulated phone and electric...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 7:56 AM
In Robert Heinlein's classic novella, "The Man Who Sold the Moon," an entrepreneur raises money for a lunar expedition by warning a soft-drink company that, without its support, he might have to turn to a competitor that will pay him to display its logo...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Lollapalooza will put 60,000 single-day tickets on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. central for the festival Aug. 2-4 in Grant Park. The only question remaining is how fast they’ll sell out.
The festival’s entire lineup leaked weeks early last...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 4:36 PM
The cutbacks announced Monday by the United States Postal Service won’t have much impact in New Trier Township, according to a representative. Post offices in …...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 12:22 PM
You don't have to take your broom to Diagon Alley, cross the Bifrost, traverse the Misty Mountains or steal a […]...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The time it takes to deliver a first-class letter in Chicago is about to grow longer as cutbacks at the U.S. Postal Service announced Monday …...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Post offices may be saved -- for now...