My duties here at the newspaper vary in size and scope – writing, editing, light vacuuming – but one of the tasks I especially enjoy is selecting... Read more
When I first read about the cheating scandal at a high school in suburban Chicago, I thought the officials running Naperville School District 203... Read more
Sometimes when a news wire service has to substantially change a story it’s already sent, it’ll deliver an update with an editor’s note: “Story... Read more
By now, you’ve probably bought your turkey.
While you’re waiting for it to thaw in your fridge, you’ve either checked your pantry or gone to... Read more
The 2012 elections are over, and the results had you either dancing in the streets or hyperventilating into a paper bag.
But if I had one... Read more
It’s not a stretch to say that Jessica Giddens is famous.
Ever since the Martinez teen won the crown of Lakeside High School’s homecoming... Read more
If you haven’t read the story by now, maybe somebody’s pet goldfish told you: Scientists have identified a whale they say has mimicked human... Read more
I don’t know if you regularly read the newspaper while eating, but if you do, I’ll just wait until you’re done.
Good. I want... Read more
I never – let me knock on some wood here – have had to call 911. I’ve never been faced with that kind of a big emergency.
A lot of other... Read more