After an unusually snow-free early winter, the final weeks of winter 2012-2013 have seen a series of snowfalls in the Chicago area that have been enough to close schools, cancel events, and disrupt travel. Even as we are now in meteorological spring, the snow continues.
Jerry Umanos, the Chicago pediatrician gunned down in Afghanistan, would have wanted people to respond to his death by opening their hearts to those who live in the war-torn nation, his wife said in a tearful statement. […]
Jurors chose the death penalty over life in prison for Jorge Torrez, 25, in a case separate from the slayings of two Lake Co. girls to which he is linked -- the murder of a sailor in the Washington, D.C., area. […]