The Upper Midwest is to water what Saudi Arabia is to oil. We’ve got it in enormous quantities: 84% of the country’s fresh surface water, and 20% of the world’s, all of it stored conveniently in vast known
Up front, I’ll confess that I still don’t have a good answer to the question that is likely to come to dominate the national discussion as the Real ID deadline approaches next fall. Q. Why, as of Oct.
The impeachment hearings have given Americans a view into a world rarely seen beyond the Washington beltway and in foreign capitals, namely the work performed by U.S. diplomats and foreign service professionals.
Column: Green patent leather shoes. A world atlas. Forgiveness. The gifts that stay with us for a lifetime.
So much about gift-giving is rushed: the shopping, the wrapping, the opening. What sticks? What sort of gift has the power to not just delight in the moment, but linger for the long term? Move with us
Column: The little girl with colorful hair is beautiful, but there are consequences for breaking the rules
It is great that 8-year-old Marian Scott’s story had a happy ending. She is a precious little girl whose glamorous photo shoot was worthy of the national attention it has received since her story became
Column: The Robin Hood of McNuggets makes customers happy, and without customers is there such a thing as business?
At the diner, Karen the Waitress came over for my order. “What’s it going to be?” she asked. “Politics on some politics with a side of — oh, I don’t know — politics?” No. There’ll be plenty of time for
Editorial: Gordon Sondland further damaged President Trump. Will more Americans call for impeachment?
The phone call that rocked Donald Trump’s presidency has become the testimony that could wreck it — if Americans become convinced Trump deserves to be impeached and removed from office for his Ukraine
Commentary: ‘Sesame Street’ exists because Democrats and Republicans worked together 50 years ago. Hard to imagine now, it?
The opening days of the House impeachment inquiry deepened the sharp political divisions that make our country more polarized than we once could have imagined. We seem unable to find common ground on the
Editorial: A German tourist is shot in Bridgeport: Immanuel Asare’s surprising — heartening — takeaway
No one would blame Immanuel Asare, a 20-year-old German national, if he felt bitter about his brief encounter with Chicago. There’s a bullet wound in his left bicep that will remind him of his visit here.
Column: Children are screaming for help in isolated rooms, our reporters found. Now it’s on us to intervene.
I’m trying to think of a more toxic message to send a scared, struggling child than, “You are all alone.” I’m trying to imagine what could instill more anger, more hopelessness and defeat, more sheer in
Column: Clean. Knit. Trim the dog’s hair. How to multi-task while listening to the impeachment hearings.
Sometimes the momentous moments in history happen while the world goes about its ordinary business. And so it came to pass on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, that during the congressional hearings to determine
Column: Former Chicago FBI chief questions whether local prosecutors have the ‘will’ to take on Illinois corruption
An email just came to me from some Illinois “good government” group asking that I participate in a survey. I hate surveys and never participate in them. You never know the true agenda or who’s really it.
Column: State’s Attorney Kim Foxx will force Cook County voters to decide what’s more important, Jussie Smollett or criminal
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced Tuesday that she is going to run again. That isn’t surprising, but it is not what some people wanted to hear. If her critics had their way, Foxx would have
Chicago voters take note: With one of your Illinois House seats open and one of your state Senate seats about to go vacant, you may think you should choose the two new legislators who’ll represent you
Column: Bill Clinton testified under oath during his scandal, so come on, President Trump, raise your right hand and swear
President Donald Trump has gone back and forth about the value and appropriateness of answering investigators’ questions in writing. When special counsel Robert Mueller sought to question Trump in 2018
Dutch hotel company citizenM plans to enter Chicago with a 280-room hotel on North Michigan Avenue, within a 47-story tower planned just south of the river. CitizenM will open the hotel on floors 6 through
Column: ‘Nora’s life mattered’: The search for a place to memorialize a 17-year-old girl takes two friends on an emotional
Nora Leonard’s ashes are in a container on her bed. Her bedroom remains mostly untouched since she died Aug. 1 at age 17 from liver cancer. “Her room is the one thing Anne and I don’t talk about right