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  • Love Notes: So many differences, all so irrelevant

    Love Notes: So many differences, all so irrelevant
    Janice Patterson remembers calling her mother to announce she was engaged. There wasn't much excitement on the other end of the line. "She said, 'Well, I'll tell your father. It's your life,' Janice recalls. "Then she said, 'I have to get off the...
  • White cane question

    Question: I made a contribution to the Lions for White Cane Day last week. What is it and what do the Lions do with the contributions? Answer: White Cane Day occurs every year on Oct. 15. Typically, the president issues a proclamation to that effect....
  • The talented, and troublesome, Mr. Chen

    This is the kind of thing that happens in the age of YouTube. A blind Chinese dissident escapes from house arrest by climbing over a wall and somehow eludes several cordons of minders. Then he manages to make his way to Beijing and into the American...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Canon lawyer, Bert Fields

    Patt Morrison Asks: Canon lawyer, Bert Fields
    Who wrote Shakespeare? Sounds like "Who's buried in Grant's tomb?" Yet about 150 years ago, people on both sides of the Atlantic began asking how an otherwise obscure William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon could have crafted the most brilliant works...
  • Arthur Penn dies at 88; director of landmark film 'Bonnie and Clyde'

    Arthur Penn dies at 88; director of landmark film 'Bonnie and Clyde'
    Arthur Penn, the three-time Oscar-nominated director best known for "Bonnie and Clyde," the landmark 1967 film that stirred critical passions over its graphic violence and became a harbinger of a new era of American filmmaking, died Tuesday. He was 88....
  • ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’: Harper Lee ‘deeply honored’ by Obama

     
    Peck has some memorable colleagues on the film. Horton Foote won the Oscar for adapting Lee's novel. Robert Mulligan was nominated for directing the black-and-white classic. Mary Badham was nominated for supporting actress for her touching performance...
  • Theater review: 'God's Ear' at the Zephyr Theatre

     
    "God's Ear," by Jenny Schwartz, opens at the Zephyr Theatre....
  • Oscars by the Numbers

     
    Surprising stats from the most famous awards show of them all...
  • Seventh graders ease into junior high on D54 first day

     
    The halls of Helen Keller Junior High in Schaumburg were filled Wednesday morning with students, some frustrated, some excitedly yelling, “I did it!” On the …...
  • Miss Illinois stops in Tinley for first official appearances

     
    Miss Illinois made the first of her expected 300 appearances as pageant royalty in Tinley Park Friday. Hannah Smith, 20, stopped in at Helen Keller …...
  • Bristol Palin! Advice for the new author! (Fewer exclamation points!)

     
    Bristol Palin lived a fairly ordinary childhood until the national spotlight/pregnancy thing. But is it enough to write a memoir? Apparently so....