| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Navy Pier wants a boutique hotel on its east end and this summer will begin vetting real estate firms to build, finance and operate the proposed five-story venue, officials said Wednesday.
Requests for proposals would follow shortly after narrowing...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:32 PM
From Sunday's print column When I read news reports about the chaotic civil war that's ripping apart Iraq and threatening to undo, at least, any modest gains effected by the investment of American blood and treasure, I think about the......
| Jul 6, 2014
I never talked to him about before he died on Christmas Day in 1992, but I have a strong hunch that my grandfather, Frank Groller, intentionally picked his gravesite to be near Coplay's Balliet Stadium. I visited the site last week and it's just a long...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The broadcast networks have made a concerted push to create the appearance that they're serious about original summer programming. Thus far, though, the post-Memorial Day period still seems to be a time, barring a few notable exceptions, for trotting...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:57 AM
When Thomas Fritts stepped up in 1964 to serve as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 20, Lyndon B. Johnson was president and the Winnetka scouts counted just 19 members.
Seven years later, Fritts presided at the helm of a vibrant North Shore troop that had...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:43 PM
Early on the Fourth of July, shoppers buzzed.
They filled their bags with sweet corn — on sale five for $2 the Jewel in Bartlett. The line at the meat counter grew with each passing minute. Cupcakes, cookies and even Patriot Pretzels drowned in...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Delray Beach city workers may have an extra paid day off this year.
Mayor Cary Glickstein said he wants to give employees Veterans Day off.
Delray’s human resources officials conducted a survey of several cities and found that Delray is the only...
| May 1, 2014
| 1:25 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — On a sunny spring Saturday, Al Unser Sr. was back in Indy doing what he's famous for: zooming around a 2.5-mile oval track at adrenaline-pumping, ear-splitting, mind-boggling speeds.
Now 74, the four-time winner of the...
| May 24, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Just days before Memorial Day comes the news that Donald Levine, the Hasbro executive credited as the father of G.I. Joe for developing the world's first action figure, has died. He was 86, foxnews.com reports.
He died of cancer early Thursday at Home &...
| May 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Cillian Murphy was born in Douglas, Cork, Ireland, on this date in 1976. This birthday guy played the role of Scarecrow in "Batman Begins" and its two sequels. His other film work includes "Inception," "Red Eye" and "28 Days Later." On...
| May 26, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Neophyte restaurateurs Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark ran through calculations on their Excel spreadsheet, something they've done plenty in the last year. They knew early on that the margin of error at their new Avondale restaurant, Parachute, was thin....