| Jun 6, 2011
| 12:55 PM
Claiming "I know my American history," Sarah Palin on Sunday defended her claim that Paul Revere's ride was intended to warn the British they weren't going to take American arms.
At a stop in New England on her bus tour of the United States, Palin...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:01 PM
A collector charged with conspiring to steal valuable historic documents taken from museums in Maryland and several other states is alleging that he was illegally arrested in Baltimore by city officers who lacked enough evidence to place him in custody....
| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:03 PM
One design feature we've added to the enhanced Chicago Tribune that debuted this week is a woodcut image tucked into our Page 1 nameplate. A series of Chicago-themed illustrations evoking a sense of the history of the city and the newspaper will rotate in...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 1:07 PM
You know what Monday is. And, yes, it is a big day.
Not only is it Colleen Johns' birthday, like you didn't know that, but it's America's birthday — Uncle Sam, the US-of-A, this place, 235 years old this year.
Can you believe it? It hardly looks a...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 1:02 PM
Firefighters were called to the scene of a small fire on the 75th floor of the John Hancock Center this afternoon.
No one was injured in the small fire in an electrical room of the building at 175 E. Delaware Place, according to the Chicago Fire...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 11:39 AM
If you want to go sledding today, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County has five hills with lighting open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The spots within the city limits are the Dan Ryan Woods near Western Avenue and 87th Street in Beverly and Caldwell...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
| Feb 6, 2012
| 1:57 PM
According to AARP, being incapacitated can get very expensive. The Washington, DC-based organization reports a private room in a nursing home costs about $74,000 a year, and a home health aide an average of $18 an hour.
You say you could not begin to...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 12:51 PM
October 24 is Food Day, a national effort created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the consumer watchdog group, to change the way Americans eat and think about food. Here in Chicago, the emphasis will be on food safety at an event...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Document thief Barry Landau may have sold more of the national treasures he stole from museums — including the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore, where his scheme unraveled — than previously thought, according to the National Archives...
| Jan 20, 2013
Jack Lew, nominated for treasury secretary, uses a series of loops as his signature. Which is fine for him personally, but may appear odd on U.S. currency. President Barack Obama said Lew "assures me that he is going to work to make at least one letter...