| Apr 9, 2015
| 2:10 PM
In today's column, we're delivering news-by-award — the good, the bad, the funny, the maddening, the inspiring, the ridiculous.
Most mind-blowingly slow government project. That would be the Orlando's plans to spend 20 months fixing (and closing...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 10:10 AM
They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in Chibok, Nigeria. And while the cry to "Bring Back Our Girls" remains a worldwide cause, the country's next leader is not making the promise that his...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Events for the whole family are being held at local libraries.
Antioch Public Library
757 N. Main St.
(847) 395-0874; http://www.apld.info
Concert: Irish folksinger Ian Gould will perform contemporary and traditional Irish and Celtic Music at 2 p....
| Mar 10, 2015
| 4:23 PM
Um, NCAA, any time you're ready, we're ready ... to hear about the findings from the investigation you reopened last summer into an academic scandal at mighty North Carolina. You know, the one where a former U.S. Justice Department official found that...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 8:38 AM
TOKIO - Esponjosas, coloridas y "kawaii" (lindas), las mascotas niponas son un auténtico fenómeno de masas en Japón. Entre ellas destaca Funassyi, una alocada pera que está causando sensación por su carácter gamberro y frenética actividad.
| Mar 19, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Just what the doctor ordered: Peter Facinelli and Jaimie Alexander are engaged.
The actor popped the question to his former "'Nurse Jackie" costar on Monday, and his-and-her confirmations by their reps were made to the Los Angeles Times late Wednesday....
| Mar 2, 2015
| 6:13 PM
While any changes to the Indiana Dunes are generally left to Mother Nature, the State Park Beach Pavilion is another story.
A complete demolition of the building's interior began Feb. 19. The exterior of the building will remain unchanged, but the first...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 4:29 PM
Adam Reed Tucker stopped using Legos when he was about 10, deciding it wasn't cool to play with toys anymore.
But now, decades later, he works with the bricks for hours a day, almost every day. A studio on the second floor of his Arlington Heights...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 8:30 PM
What makes a woman crazy about an automobile? I can only speak for myself. I grew up in the country surrounded by a dairy farm and five brothers. To me, cars were freedom. When I was 14 years old, as an exchange student...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 8:25 AM
The trip to Houston was not the main event, merely a pit stop on the way to a Caribbean cruise leaving from a nearby port. But Flor Hernandez's family fell in love with the city, squeezing in visits to the aquarium, the art museum and the shopping...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 4:57 PM
RJ Bell of Pregame.com in Las Vegas always puts out interesting tidbits on things like the Super Bowl and NCAA tournament. Here's his report on the newly-released brackets for this year's NCAA tournament, and note that Vegas feels the committee got it...