| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:50 PM
James R. Schlesinger, the hawkish and sometimes overbearingly erudite conservative whose controversial Washington career included serving as U.S. secretary of Defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation's first Energy...
| May 16, 2014
| 9:52 AM
For two years, Mark Hamill kept a secret he learned in Orlando.
"Star Wars" mastermind George Lucas had invited Hamill and Carrie Fisher to lunch and asked them to reprise their roles of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia in a planned "Star Wars Episode...
| Apr 19, 2014
Electronic payments reduce toxic pollutants and solid waste, save tress and, of course, can pay bills on time.
Somehow, inexplicably, e-pay failed to pay a $56.13 bill AT&T's U-Verse had sent David Tanner and Tracy Kane of West Hartford for adding a...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:26 AM
They say celebrity deaths come in threes, so perhaps it's appropriate that "The Walking Dead" is coming back for round 3 of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios.
The zombie-driven TV drama, which appears on AMC, will be featured prominently...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
For Michael Novak, the performing arts have come full circle. As a kid growing up in Rolling Meadows, Ill., he was bitten by the stage bug when he attended his first theatrical performance: "The Phantom of the Opera" at The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago....
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Nicolas Cage is materializing in Voltage Films' supernatural thriller "Pay the Ghost" with Uli Edel ("The Baader Meinhof Complex") directing.
Producers are Voltage's Nicolas Chartier and Craig Flores along with Ian Levy of Midnight Kitchen Prods. Mike...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Ever wonder what the circus was like 70 years ago? Ask the performers of the Happenstance Theater. The visual, poetic theater company will be putting on its own version of what goes down under the big top with "Impossible! A Happenstance Circus,"...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:59 AM
A man known as "Mark the Knife" is famous for balancing a lawn mower on his chin. A few weekends ago, he performed his act in Berwyn, in which he whipped cigars out of people's mouths and stuck a scorpion down his pants. It took place at a bar on Ogden...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:13 AM
It's common Savvy Shopper knowledge that buying off season can yield the best savings.
That proves to be true at the website buycostumes.com, which is offering 80 percent off a large variety of its costumes selections.
Costumes regularly priced in...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Business news in the southwest suburbs.
Orders caught up in closing
A Tinley Park company that provided uniforms and sports gear for local teams and players for more than 20 years closed earlier this year and left many unsatisfied customers.
| Apr 3, 2014
Letters to the editor from Kildeer, Wadsworth and Lake Barrington.
I laugh at the letters to the editor from people who are so upset that Bruce Rauner is "buying the election." I bet many of them are union members who are afraid of...