| Feb 13, 2012
| 7:33 AM
When did public workers become the enemy of the state?
I’m just wondering because it seems state after state is taking aim at public employees — be they firefighters, police officers, nurses, teachers along with city, county and state workers....
| Oct 19, 2012
| 1:15 AM
| Feb 17, 2012
| 1:27 PM
The Lawrence Police Department is investigating after a 17-year-old female told police she may have contracted the HIV virus after sleeping with a man she met online.
It all started when Elaina Wilson met James Propes on a social dating site over the...
| Nov 3, 2012
Dear Amy: My husband and I are heartsick over a request from our son to refrain from having any contact with him or our daughter-in-law. They have been married for five years, and we feel we have always been kind, generous and supportive of them.
| Feb 21, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Wild accusations surfaced from an Indiana lawmaker against the Girl Scouts Monday.
Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) said he will not sign a resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts.
In a letter obtained by The Journal-...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 10:27 AM
That NFL Commish Roger Goodell has got some nerve. Nerve enough to have subjected hundreds of millions worldwide to the lewd sexcapades of Madonna, M-I-A, Fergie, Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson but now his league has grown a conscience over the...
| Oct 21, 2012
Only one writer received a standing ovation at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards in Chicago on Wednesday night.
It wasn't the marquee award-winners who brought the well-heeled crowd to its feet in the giant room at the UIC Forum.
It wasn't Walter...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 8:34 AM
First a note to those friends and acquaintances that have not already asked me what I think of Rush Limbaugh’s outrageous comments last week. Save yourself the time, because I really don’t care what he says. Limbaugh has always been a blowhard...
| Apr 19, 2012
Of the previous 99 mainstage revues at the Second City, almost all have offered the audience a chance to shout out suggestions for improvised scenes. But you have to be loud and fast — and even then some other schmuck's dumb idea might get picked...