| Dec 8, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Marc Fischer approached the Logan Square post office the way a beaten dog approaches its owner. He came at it sideways, tentatively, prepared to flee. His memories of the place were not especially warm.
When he was asked by a reporter to return to the...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 5:59 AM
I can relate to this article about how tough it can be to make "mom friends."
If you have a newborn this time of year, it's hard to get out. It's freezing and the idea of bundling up your baby just to get out of the house for an hour seems like a lot,...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Identity theft protection, TV antennas, light bulbs and home heating myths are just a few of the Spending Smart topics we explored this year, along with how to speed through airport security, get free books and college courses, and avoid wasting money...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 8:18 AM
It's only a short walk from the grand home where the Phillips family long lived on Orlando's Lake Lucerne to the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, which celebrates its ribbon-cutting Nov. 6.
The Phillips legacy of support for the arts and...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner presented by the Chicago Public Library Foundation in partnership with the Chicago Public Library attracted more than 700 book-loving guests, including 69 authors, to its 15th annual event held at the Forum of...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:22 AM
You can shop like a designer at the Design Center Building, 1429 Park St., in Hartford, this weekend, where a number of special sales are taking place. (Enter the building on Bartholomew Avenue, where free parking is available.)
>>The POSH Sale, a...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Phil Mitchell ran cross country and track at Glastonbury High. He never had to worry about getting running shoes.
As a cross country coach in the city, however, making sure that his athletes had the right shoes was an issue for Mitchell. Some would...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Anne Arundel County officials have approved plans to double the size of the Annapolis Library and — here is the best part — keep it right where it is. In my neighborhood.
The library where I took my children for story time will also be the...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 3:47 PM
If only students who were studying for finals at an FSU library last week had been packing heat, then maybe the shooter would have been subdued more quickly.
That's the argument from a group called Students for Concealed Carry at FSU.
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:35 PM
During two public forums next week, the Chicago Park District will propose the transfer of several acres of South Side parkland to City Hall control to make way for the Obama presidential library, should the president and first lady choose the...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:31 PM
If there's one thing Chicago needs, and quickly, it's a Temple of Obama.
How else can the city worship a demigod?
The Temple of Obama will be built on public parkland whether the public likes it or not, because Mayor Rahm Emanuel is campaigning for...