The nation's entrepreneurial prowess may be the best hope to stem 9.7 percent unemployment. Companies from a laser-tech firm to a baby-sitting network are harnessing new ideas – and helping reinvent the economy.
This debut novel sets an old-fashioned Gothic tale amid the ‘eternal snow’ of Wisconsin.
Science fiction and history mingle in this novel about a native American who travels from 1930s Mount Rushmore back into America’s past.
This stunning debut novel finds the beauty – and confusion – in a young life touched by tragedy.
A Michigan report says the cost of closing the locks of a Chicago-area canal to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes has been exaggerated.
Speedskater Shani Davis successfully defended his gold medal in 1,000-meter Olympic speedskating. In 2006, he became the first African-American to win individual gold in the Winter Games.
Grassroots efforts are under way to draft rock musician John Mellencamp as a replacement for retiring Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana.
President Obama wants to ship Guantanamo Bay detainees to a rural Illinois state prison. Why are locals welcoming the detainees?
Readers write about bullet trains, public housing, and Gaza.