Nation's Mayors Want State Control Of Pot PoliciesHundreds of mayors from around the nation voted Monday to urge the federal government to give states leeway in establishing marijuana policies.
Will Longer School Year Help Or Hurt US Students? Did your kids moan that winter break was way too short as you got them ready for the first day back in school? They might get their wish of more holiday time off under proposals catching on around the country to lengthen the school year.
Education Officials Say Officials: More Time In Classroom Will Give Students Access To More Well-Rounded CurriculumSchool for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer. Five states, including Colorado, are set to announce Monday that they will add at least 300 hours of learning time to the calendar in some schools starting in 2013.
Opinion: Scandals Outweigh Obama’s Reelection In ChicagoIt’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.
64-Foot Colorado Spruce Is Chicago Christmas TreeA family from the northern Chicago suburb of Prospect Heights is donating this year's official Chicago Christmas tree.
Opinion: Democrats Take Their Turn With Gaffes And Negative Press At ConventionCommonly referred to as “what goes around, comes around’, the Republicans are finding plenty to take shots at as the Democrats conduct their week in the ‘often dubious’ political spotlight called “the Convention”.
Opinion: 2012 Democratic National Convention: Superstar-less And On The DefensiveWhat a difference four horrendous years makes. Thinking back to the Democratic National Convention of 2008 and now seeing what’s going on in Charlotte, North Carolina this week at the Democratic National Convention of 2012 shows stark differences. The Democrats have no star power and pale in comparison to the Republicans' star-packed convention in Tampa.
Opinion: President Obama Finally Comments On Hometown’s MurdersAfter months of criticism and complaining President Obama finally reacts to the horrific crime rate and record-breaking murder rate in Chicago.
Opinion: Chick-fil-A Doesn't Belong In PoliticsWhat was Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy thinking when he thought that anyone cares about what he thinks about same-sex marriage? Whatever Cathy’s reasoning, he has a lot to learn about the separation of his business and the unnecessary preaching of his morality.
Opinion: Big Cities’ People-in-Power Don’t Understand Crime And MurderFor America’s big cities: the people who are supposed to have, need to have, and claim to have all the answers simply don’t have a clue.