| Dec 1, 2013
| 4:38 PM
ST. CLOUD – Natalie Craig uses her treadmill to stay in shape, looks forward to shopping every two weeks and misses her husband, Pete, who died a year ago.
Sharp as a tack, as Yankees say, she follows national politics and speaks regularly to...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:11 PM
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there are more people age 65 or older living in this country than ever before. In Lehigh and Northampton counties, 21 percent of residents are over 60, and the population of adults over age 85 grew 32 percent between...
| 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...
| 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 31, 2013
| 4:30 AM
I was bewildered that a new Baltimore County Animal Control will be built on the existing grounds of the current facility which is located in Baldwin ("Baltimore Co. to build $5 million animal shelter," Oct. 21). This current facility is not accessible to...
| 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...
| 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 10, 2013
"Chicago is the drain into which the brains of the Middle West disappear. Moving there is not even an aspiration for ambitious Michiganders. It's the accepted endpoint of one's educational progression: grade school, middle school, high school, college,...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:09 AM
In recognition of the increasing number of Filipinos in Glendale, the City Council this week designated October as Filipino American History Month, an extension of the nationwide celebration first started in 1988.
And on Friday afternoon, the Filipino...