| May 31, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Perhaps the most concise way to summarize Michael Feinstein's work over nearly 30 years as a prominent keeper of the flame for the Great American Songbook is to say that the Great American song title that least applies to him might be Duke Ellington and...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:29 AM
It's only June, but already the Mohegans are looking forward to New Year's Day.
That's because the dawn of 2015 will mark the end of the tribe's so-called "relinquishment agreement" with its original partners, Trading Cove Associates, the people...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 9:45 AM
The double yellow line painted along the middle of State Street in downtown Bristol doesn't simply provide direction for motorists. It's also the state line. The businesses on the south side of the street are in Tennessee. Just steps to the north lies...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:51 AM
For a retiree, Ina Pinkney doesn't sit around much. Pinkney recently closed her beloved breakfast/lunch spot, Ina's, going out with a grand finale on New Year's Eve, capping a restaurant career that spanned 22 years in three Chicago locations. In the...
| Feb 23, 2014
Daniela Hernandez, 27, and Lionel Garcia, 35, met on Facebook before ever meeting in person because they had so many mutual contacts, including sisters who volunteered with Paws Chicago animal shelter.
Daniela, an analyst with the Cook County Board of...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Finding a new baby sitter is stressful enough, with combing through applicants, interviews and background checks. Then there's figuring out how to pay one.
"It's nerve-wracking to hand the child over to somebody and make sure (the way you're bringing up...
| Mar 23, 2014
Serendipity was smiling on Tracie Todd and Wesley Coleman on New Year's Day 2011, even if it wasn't immediately apparent.
Wesley had a fever that day. But he still agreed to go to a Chicago Bulls game because he had promised his brother.
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:12 PM
In a day before comedy was laced with irony and studded with mean-spirited barbs, Sid Caesar was more than funny.
He was hilariously, outrageously, tear-inducingly, gather-up-the-whole-family-for-this funny.
A veteran of the Catskills with an...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:29 AM
As a child, Tinley Park's new deputy police chief thought his father's auxiliary police attire resembled a superhero outfit.
Charles Faricelli, 43, said his father was head of the auxiliary department in Cedar Lake, Ind., which planted the earliest...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:31 PM
Huber Matos Benitez, whose disenchantment with the Cuban Revolution he had helped lead brought him the wrath of Fidel Castro and 20 years in prison, died Thursday in Miami after a heart attack. He was 95.
His death was confirmed by his grandson, Huber...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 10:06 PM
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks are an awful team, clinging to the NBA's worst record week after week, month after month.
But they can always remember one thing about this season. They swept the Lakers.
It became official Thursday, 108-105,...