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  • Cue Huey Lewis: Readers go back in time, alter history

    Cue Huey Lewis: Readers go back in time, alter history
    Man, time McFlies. Thirty years ago, Michael J. Fox starred as a teen time traveler in "Back to the Future." Audiences adored Fox's Marty McFly, a skateboarding, '80s teenage guitar-slinger who pals around with gently mad scientist Dr. Emmett Brown....
  • Bulletin Board: Government meeting schedule for July 6-7

    Board meetings around Lake County. Monday, July 6 Gurnee: Village Board meets 7:30 p.m., 325 N. O'Plaine Road. Lake County Forest Preserves: Education, Cultural Resources and Public Affairs Committee meets 8:30 a.m., Land Preservation and...
  • Changes to Orlando's historic buildings face scrutiny, but not all relics are protected

    Changes to Orlando's historic buildings face scrutiny, but not all relics are protected
    Downtown Orlando is changing by the day, from a gleaming new performing-arts center, to apartment buildings and office towers sprouting up across the city, to plans for a downtown UCF campus and more. Sometimes, the new has melded seamlessly with the...
  • Charleston mayor: 'When there's this much pain, you have to ... find a path forward'

    Charleston mayor: 'When there's this much pain, you have to ... find a path forward'
    When a high-level official of the African Methodist Episcopal Church of South Carolina complained that a downtown hotel had discriminated against him, Mayor Joseph Riley offered a swift public apology. Riley has spent nearly 40 years as mayor of this...
  • Independence Day? To some, July 4 is Barbecued Spareribs Day

    To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson's calendar, it's also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Day. Anderson is the mastermind of the National Day Calendar, an online compendium of pseudo-holidays that has become a...
  • A few words about Sheila, Blaze and Buck

    A few words about Sheila, Blaze and Buck
    Missing an adjective: I left on my cluttered desk a four-letter word I meant to use in Thursday's column about Sheila Dixon wanting to be mayor again: weak. That best describes the half-hearted, five-years-too-late apology Dixon offered on WJZ-TV in May...
  • Kim Kardashian dice que las 'selfies' pueden empoderar

    Kim Kardashian dice que las 'selfies' pueden empoderar
    La gran revelación de la visita de Kim Kardashian en el venerado Commonwealth Club of California en San Francisco fue que llevaba puesta una prenda de tela elástica debajo de su vestido negro de diseñador para ocultar la celulitis, no su barriga de...
  • EPA rules would hurt lower-income: My Word

     EPA rules would hurt lower-income: My Word
    I'm the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, co-founded by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many people forget that King advocated for poor families, regardless of their race or religion, and I believe that he would find it troubling...
  • Gay rights activists mark landmark 1965 demonstration

    Gay rights activists gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to mark the progress of their movement and pay tribute to those who launched it a half-century ago — but also made it clear that the fight for equality...
  • Our Say: On the Fourth, consider these words about freedom

    Our Say: On the Fourth, consider these words about freedom
    Newspapers are fond of quoting great words on the meaning of liberty and democracy every year as we celebrate Independence Day. This year, we want you to have the same power. Take a moment and ponder these words and their relevance to our...
  • Last one standing in North Lawndale

    <br>Last one standing in North Lawndale
    Anita Heath walked home Thursday on West 16th Street, across from the only building standing. Red, white and blue balloons tied to a Coca-Cola crate marked a memorial for a 50-year-old store employee named Edgar. Co-workers said he was on a smoke break...