| Jan 8, 2015
| 11:14 AM
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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 12:37 PM
"Beverly Hills: The First 100 Years"
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...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 9:21 AM
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...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 9:52 AM
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...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 2:25 PM
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...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 3:10 AM
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?
| Dec 30, 2014
| 10:48 AM
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...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:00 AM
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....
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:47 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:32 AM
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...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 2:26 PM
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...