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  • Bill Belichick: Love Him Or Hate Him, No Denying His Place Among All-Time Greats

    Eight nights before he coached in his sixth Super Bowl, Bill Belichick was a punchline. Embroiled in an NFL investigation into allegations that his team used underinflated footballs in an AFC Championship Game victory, Belichick has become fodder for...
  • New executive shares love of history

    New executive shares love of history
    The new executive director of the Glen Ellyn Historical Society sees lots of potential in the group's showpiece — Stacy's Tavern — and hopes to share her lifelong love of history with the community. "That's a very unique facility to have,"...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: JC Steinbrunner

    Me, My Shelf and I: JC Steinbrunner
    JC Steinbrunner doesn’t shy away from 3,000-page tomes. In fact, several of the books in his Civil War–centric collection could serve double duty as doorstops. The painter and founder of the Salon Series — who lives in Lakeview with...
  • PBS teams with Ridley Scott for Civil War hospital drama

    PBS teams with Ridley Scott for Civil War hospital drama
    Hoping to find its next "Downton Abbey," PBS is reaching back to one of its favorite epochs: the Civil War. The public broadcaster revealed Monday that it has ordered an untitled historical drama from executive producer Ridley Scott, the "Gladiator"...
  • Defending Justin Bieber?! ... More platinum 'Buttah' for Barbra

    "THE STREETS of American cities are haunted by the ghosts of bookstores and record stores which have been destroyed by the greatest thugs in the history of the culture industry. Writers hover between a decent poverty and an indecent one; they are expected...
  • Remembering the last lion

    Fifty years ago this Saturday, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill died at age 90. Churchill is remembered for his multiple nonstop careers as a statesman, cabinet minister, politician, journalist, Nobel laureate historian, and combat...
  • Developer has plans to preserve Westinghouse atom smasher

    Developer has plans to preserve Westinghouse atom smasher
    FOREST HILLS (AP) — A developer has knocked over the Westinghouse atom smasher east of Pittsburgh but plans to preserve the structure no matter what happens to the property it was on. The brick building at the base of the five-story, lightbulb-...
  • Old Florida, new media: Orlando designer finds perfect fit

    Old Florida, new media: Orlando designer finds perfect fit
    The main problem with social media: not enough flamingos. So Rick Kilby did something about it. The Orlando graphic designer has managed quite the electronic accomplishment — creating a colorful repository of postcards, posters, photos and...
  • New Balboa Peninsula deli blends tradition, trends

    New Balboa Peninsula deli blends tradition, trends
    With its extensive craft beer selection, local artisan coffee and traditional East Coast deli fare along with vegan options, Newport Beach's newest delicatessen is out to prove that "family-friendly" and "trendy" aren't mutually exclusive concepts. Dory...
  • Twin Cities become a hopping beer destination

    Twin Cities become a hopping beer destination
    Just last month, craft-brewing heavyweight Surly opened a 90,000-square-foot facility in Minneapolis, complete with a 275-person beer hall, a kitchen and full menu and a 1.5-acre outdoor beer garden. Billed as a "destination brewery," the $30 million...
  • Have you checked your credit report lately?

    Have you checked your credit report lately?
    While about eight of every 10 Americans know they are entitled to a free credit report annually, only six of every 10 have checked their report in the past year, according to a recent survey by the banking industry. The American Bankers Association...