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Columbus Day

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  • House sets vote on funding bill; agencies brace for shutdown

    Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a government funding bill early Sunday that would delay the nation's health care law for one year — inching federal agencies closer to a shutdown that analysts predict would damage Maryland's...
  • Following city dispute, new era for Annapolis boat shows

    Following city dispute, new era for Annapolis boat shows
    Over the next two weekends in Annapolis, more than 100,000 people will descend on City Dock for annual fall shows showcasing powerboats and sailboats. The shows are a staple in the downtown area, but this year's editions mark a changing of the guard. As...
  • Today is Pi Day. Detractors say pi really is half-baked

    Today is Pi Day. Detractors say pi really is half-baked
    Today is Pi Day. Math nerds and geometry aficionados will be celebrating the mathematical constant that describes the relationship between the circumference of a circle and its diameter. For those who need a refresher: Take a circle that is 1 inch...
  • CPS issues new school calendar

    CPS issues new school calendar
    Chicago Public Schools is again changing its school calendar, with classes beginning after Labor Day next school year. Last year, CPS moved to a single calendar for all schools and classes started Aug. 26. On Wednesday the school board approved a new...
  • Are holidays like the 4th more trouble than they're worth?

    Are holidays like the 4th more trouble than they're worth?
    I’m not too interested, frankly, in how you’re going to spend your Fourth. I’m more curious about how you spent your third, and your second. If you’re like many other working people, you spent them cramming. You spent them...
  • Lake Zurich officials consider craft beer festival

    Lake Zurich officials consider craft beer festival
    Rock the Block may not be the only party in Lake Zurich this fall. A craft beer festival—the first of its kind in Lake Zurich—may take over Paulus Park on Columbus Day weekend in October---about a month after the Rock the Block festivities...
  • Great A-scare-ica: A grandmother complains and the amusement park responds

     
    A reader got in touch this morning: We took our grandkids to Great America on Columbus Day--our first visit there in a couple of decades. We knew the Halloween theme would be prominent, and we knew some park employees would......
  • Columbus Day forecast: More nice weather

     
    The gorgeous weather we've been enjoying for the past few days should continue through most of this week....
  • Fine lines

     
    The last four letters of the word "queue" are just there because they saw a queue forming and hoped it was for something good.... Sixth Form Poet Your grandfather clock thinks all your other clocks are snot-nosed little (punks) who......
  • Polar vortex gives CPS an 'Abe-portunity'

     
    Like most area youths, Chicago Public Schools students have missed four days of classroom instruction so far this winter due to the brutal cold. But unlike most area youths, CPS students are still scheduled to get a day off on......
  • 1974 was a deadly year in Chicago

    1974 was a deadly year in Chicago
    The alarming spike in Chicago homicides this year raises the specter of the city's murder epidemic that began about 1970 and didn't abate until the late 1990s. While 1994 saw the highest per-capita homicide rate in city history, 1974 saw the largest...