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  • Cruising the Lewis and Clark route of the Northwest — in comfort

    Cruising the Lewis and Clark route of the Northwest — in comfort
    It rained on Friday at the end of our cruise on the Columbia and Snake rivers in the Pacific Northwest. That's not surprising, because it rains an average of 196 days a year here. But the rain added a dimension to the tour that highlights the legendary...
  • Travel books: A century of Beverly Hills; a look at Myanmar

    Travel books: A century of Beverly Hills; a look at Myanmar
    "Beverly Hills: The First 100 Years" Rizzoli, $100 It seems only right that a book celebrating Beverly Hills' centennial anniversary costs $100. The price matches the heft and ambition of Robert S. Anderson's massive and heavily illustrated tome. In...
  • Deerfield Cemetery now has a website

    Deerfield Cemetery now has a website
    Deerfield unveiled a new webpage for the village's historic cemetery this month, allowing guests to look up information on the lives, deaths and grave sites of the cemetery's long-term residents. "Over my 33 years with the village, I have collected bits...
  • Treasure hunter spent years eluding, captivating, U.S. Marshals

    Treasure hunter spent years eluding, captivating, U.S. Marshals
    Before his arrest Tuesday, one of the last times anyone had seen Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, black socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild. It was a far...
  • Hinsdale History Museum to set regular visiting hours

    Hinsdale History Museum to set regular visiting hours
    History buffs will have more opportunities to delve into Hinsdale's history when the Victorian-era house museum reopens for regular visiting hours. The Hinsdale Historical Society recently hired a new director who will oversee the museum's reopening for...
  • Rock 'n' roll history from Chicago native's Caribou Ranch heads to auction

    Rock 'n' roll history from Chicago native's Caribou Ranch heads to auction
    Want to own a grand piano used by Elton John, a brass bed John Lennon slept in or an all-terrain vehicle that Michael Jackson once rode? How about a guitar left behind in the 1970s when Willie Nelson visited the famed Caribou Ranch in Colorado? A...
  • Folly Quarter Manor and Equestrian Estate's next owners have big shoes to fill

    Folly Quarter Manor and Equestrian Estate's next owners have big shoes to fill
    Maryland lays claim to an abundant share of American history, much of it preserved in our homes and the very land on which they stand. In few places is that more evident than in Ellicott City’s Folly Quarter Manor and Equestrian Estate, a piece of...
  • Oscar archives: In '77: 'Rocky,' posthumous honor and Scorsese snub

    Oscar archives: In '77: 'Rocky,' posthumous honor and Scorsese snub
    The 49th Academy Awards in 1977 ushered in a watershed year in the history of the Oscars. That ceremony marked the first time a performer was posthumously awarded an Academy Award and a previous lead actress winner received an Oscar for original song....
  • Warren Buffett's sister gives Northwestern a $101M gift

    Warren Buffett's sister gives Northwestern a $101M gift
    Northwestern University announced Wednesday the largest donation in its history — more than $100 million to boost the field of global studies and fund scholarships for international students. The donation comes from Northwestern alum Roberta...
  • African-American Heritage Festival showcases cultural and educational events

    African-American Heritage Festival showcases cultural and educational events
    The African-American Heritage Festival will kick off with a free cultural event beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 with a performance by "American Idol" contestant David Oliver Willis in the Tavares High gym, 603 N. New Hampshire Ave. The Community Choir of...
  • Protesters urge Confederate group to move event held on MLK weekend

    Protesters urge Confederate group to move event held on MLK weekend
    It was, according to some, not a sight one would expect to see on the weekend celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday — dozens of men in Confederate regalia marching in the streets of Baltimore and giving speeches praising generals...