Mina Dixon said: The Obama administration will provide veterans benefits to married same-sex couples in states that recognize such unions.
Mina Dixon said: Danica enters high school and feels discouraged by the discipline system.
Mina Dixon said: This year, Illinois became one of several states where prostitution is no longer a felony. It's also one of a growing number where a minor cannot be charged with prostitution. Yet a question persists: Who is really a victim?
Mina Dixon said: A high-end grocery store will open in Chicago's South Side in 2016. It's an area currently occupied by corner stores and discount grocers.
Julie Drizin said: Nearly four percent of American kids have a parent in jail or prison. That's why Sesame Workshop is offering caregivers a package of videos and guides for helping kids cope with feelings and loss.
Mina Dixon said: Snapshots of families changed by Baltimore's summer violence.
Mina Dixon said: Chronic absenteeism can lead kids to disengage in learning. About 40 national organizations last week launched a national campaign to highlight school attendance.
Mina Dixon said: Last October, Max Shatto was adopted from an orphanage in northwest Russia. Three months later, he was dead. Max's death sparked an international furor and his parents have become pariahs in their small Texas community.
Julie Drizin said: Daniel Taylor served 20 years of a life sentence without parole for a murder he didn't commit. The once-troubled teen confessed to the killing after police promised he'd be released. Journalists uncovered evidence that Taylor was actually in police custody when the murder took place.
Mina Dixon said: Michigan has been a leader in online education for more than a decade. Some urge caution in the push for more online education.