| May 2, 2014
Sister Kathleen McIntyre was born at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, the hospital that ultimately became her life's work.
She was inspired to become a nurse after watching the Sisters of Little Company of Mary care for her ailing...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:40 PM
The new cookbook "Surprise-Inside Cakes" should come with a big fat warning: "Will cause an uncontrollable urge to run into the kitchen and get baking."
Author Amanda Rettke -- known is the blogosphere as I Am Baker -- has carved out a niche for herself...
| May 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When the phone rang, the beating in the Lawndale motel stopped.
Howard Bloomgarden, a 26-year-old college grad and self-styled mobster, was calling from Miami. He was checking on a cross-country manhunt that was reaching its climax on this night in 1994...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Count Frank Welker among the number of people who think the world needs more "Curious George."
Welker is a renowned voice actor who helped create such notable tones as the voice of Fred in the long-running adventures of "Scooby-Doo"; Slimer in a 1980s...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:46 AM
The NBA just found its perfect matchup for next Halloween: San Antonio at Golden State. Just don't expect Tim Duncan and Jeff Ayres to play, because they are convinced the hotel they stay at when they play the Warriors is haunted.
The Spurs were in...
| Mar 27, 2014
Looking for something different to do?
Here's a sampling of ideas, from painting dinner parties to record-setting dancing and duct-tape crafting.
March 30: Hip-hop
University of St. Francis graduates and classmates are hoping to draw 1,000 people to...
| 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...
| Mar 30, 2014
Can we spend a few minutes talking about Noreen Bruce?
She's the mom of Grayson Bruce, the 9-year-old North Carolina boy who was harassed at school for carrying a My Little Pony backpack, which he uses as a lunch box.
You've probably heard his story....
| Mar 29, 2014
| 3:27 PM
A gala of gore attracted a human figure adorned with sharp plastic claws and accompanied by a little fake blood cocktail sauce. Baltimore's Zombie Gras is that kind of event.
The fourth annual celebration of creative decomposition and masterful makeup...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Warner Bros. and New Line have been hit with a copyright lawsuit seeking to block production of sequels to their hit horror film "The Conjuring."
The suit, filed Friday by Evergreen Media Group and Tony Derosa-Grund in federal court in Houston, alleges...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Patrick Stewart is great to follow on Twitter, even more so lately as he posts daily pics of himself and pal Ian McKellen while they count down the remaining days of their "Two Shows in Rep" run on Broadway.
Stewart and McKellen playing Skee-Ball,...