| 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 27, 2013
| 9:36 PM
Congress' inability to agree on matters of import isn't exactly a new phenomenon, but the Colonial Players' current production of the musical "1776" reminds us that fiery debate has been a part of our nation from the outset.
Sherman Edwards' 1969 Tony...
| 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...
| May 5, 2011
From the May issue of the AARP Bulletin, these very useful tips on spotting phony checks designed to snare YOUR money: 1. Edges: Most legit checks have at least one perforated or rough edge. If all edges are smooth, the check may have been printed from...
| Jun 16, 2011
Even though the deadline is in the rear view mirror to apply for it, Orange County Property Appraiser Bill Donegan wants to get the word out to deployed military members that they can file for a newly-enacted property tax break. Service members deployed...
| Jul 3, 2011
After all these years, do you really know what it says?...
| Jul 15, 2011
Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum quickly signed pledge that other GOP presidential hopefulls have refused to endorse...