WASHINGTON — One hundred years after a spark in Central Europe ignited a conflagration from which the world has not yet recovered and from which Europe will never recover, armed forces have crossed an international border in Central Europe, eliciting this analysis from Secretary of State John Kerry: "It's a 19th-century act in the 21st century.
WASHINGTON — President Obama's new initiative to help at-risk boys of color — "My Brother's Keeper" — is cause for cheer.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — In today's unforgiving politics, both parties often think: "If at first you don't succeed, don't darken our door again." Ken Buck, however, had another idea.
When Dana Hasselbring was involved in fatal 2010 motorcycle accident in Champaign, he was sober as a judge.
But that didn't stop a judge from sentencing Hasselbring to 11 years in prison for aggravated driving under the influence for his role in the accident that caused the death of a friend, 26-year-old Eddie Piat of Champaign.
WASHINGTON — The many jaundiced assessments of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on the fifth anniversary of its enactment were understandable, given that the sluggish recovery, now drowsing through the second half of its fifth year, is historically anemic.
The two Republican candidates for state treasurer are jockeying for advantage in the upcoming March 18 primary, each claiming that he's better than the other.
There's not much glamor associated with the office; the Illinois Constitution gives it responsibility for the safekeeping and investment of public money and securities.
CHICAGO — Farewell CNN Latino, which I never once watched.
The Spanish-language programming, which aired in Miami, Los Angeles, New York and other top Hispanic markets, is ceasing this month after failing to meet "business expectations," according to a spokesman.
With the General Assembly back in session, the subject of taxation stands near the top of its agenda.
Actually, there are two tax issues, and, this being an election year, a schizophrenic attitude surrounds both — hurry up on one and wait-a-minute on the other.
When former Northwestern University quarterback Kain Colter testified this week in favor of unionization for major college athletes, he was calling a classic misdirection play — trying to persuade the defense he was going left when he's really headed right.
WASHINGTON — This year's most important election will not occur in November, when more than 90 million votes will be cast for governors and national legislators. The most important election, crucial to an entire region's economic well-being and to the balance of the nation's political competition, has already occurred.