| May 15, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Pace is launching weekend bus routes that will carry riders from CTA train stations to Brookfield Zoo, the agency announced Wednesday.
Starting Memorial Day, one route will connect passengers to the zoo from the Harlem/Lake Station on CTA's Green Line...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:42 PM
It took a trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to get Army platoon leader Paul Baffico to open up about his experiences four decades earlier.
"'When I came home in 1971, I never said a word because I couldn't," said Baffico. Then, in about 2005, "my...
| May 24, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Politicians love a good parade, but in this election year, there won't be any candidates screaming "Vote for me" at Monday's Annapolis Memorial Day Parade.
City officials say Annapolis has strict rules about political and business advertising in the...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:53 AM
When World War II veteran Edward Henry Stuever, 96, was invited to attend a flag retirement ceremony in honor of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday at Briar Glen Elementary School in Wheaton where his great-granddaughter attends, he didn't think twice...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:47 PM
A restaurant billing itself as the first kosher eatery in Northbrook recently sprung up to cater to a thriving Jewish community in the area.
Taboun Grill, at 3111 Dundee Road, opened its doors on May 19.
The Israeli restaurant, which originally...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:23 AM
Civil War veterans led the first "Decoration Days" with "Soldiers Grave's Decorations Committees."
The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a fraternal organization of veterans, began the tradition of laying spring flowers and arrangements on fallen...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:37 AM
When President Theodore Roosevelt came to Hampton Roads on May 30, 1906, it wasn't the energetic commander-in-chief's first visit.
Nine years earlier he'd made the trip down from Washington, D.C. to witness a naval review as the Asst. Secretary of the...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:30 PM
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, always at the center of any Memorial Day celebration — as well as Veterans Day, Fourth of July and any number of civic parades throughout the year — faces an uncertain future.
The service organization is...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:27 PM
If you'd like to know where your kids want to go this summer, just ask them. Sixty-three percent of U.S. parents say their children influenced where the family went on summer vacation, a 2014 Portrait of American Travelers report says. Before anyone...
| May 29, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Thursday after the second day of organized team activities that he’s “very concerned” and “disappointed in some of the silliness that’s gone on,” in response to some of his players...
| May 30, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The new memorial and museum commemorating the worst attack on the continental United States in history stands starkly as remembrance of that morning in lower Manhattan nearly 13 years ago when terrorism rained down on the Twin Towers from those two...