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  • Celebration will mark 50 years since Watts Towers won a tug of war for survival

     
    With apologies to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," here???s some theme music for Saturday???s half-centenary celebration at the Watts Towers of a remarkable moment in L.A. lore: the 1959 rescue of Simon Rodia???s triple-spired folk...
  • ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’: Deltona man in hot seat

     
    A Deltona man made it to the $10,000 question on Thursday's edition of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” What's next for Phil Farris? You'll have to tune in the game show at 9 a.m. Friday on WFTV-Channel 9. Farris starts with the $12,500...
  • June 7: Author - Reginald Gibbons Talks About His Book, Slow Trains Overhead

    June 7: Author - Reginald Gibbons Talks About His Book, Slow Trains Overhead
    Few people writing today could successfully combine an intimate knowledge of Chicago with a poet's eye, and capture what it's really like to live in this remarkable city. Embracing a striking variety of human experience--a chance encounter with a...
  • Culinary caldron

    Chicago's immigrant tradition has shaped the city since its beginning, said Bruce Kraig, emeritus professor of history at Roosevelt University and a culinary historian. "It's what makes Chicago so interesting, more interesting than other places--it is...
  • Passport to Chicago's immigrant tables

    When Jaime Moreno arrived in Illinois from Bogota, Colombia, he followed in his father's and his grandfather's and his great-grandfather's footsteps. At 25, Moreno came to the States to complete his postgraduate studies in structural engineering. Moreno'...
  • Part 3: The alternatives

    Anyone who is satisfied with the way Chicago protects its historic landmarks should hitch a ride to New York City in a tractor-trailer loaded with refrigerated steer carcasses. They'll arrive in the dead of night on the cobblestone streets of Manhattan's...
  • Another perspective: views around the worksites

    Carl Sandburg got it right when he penned these words about an earlier Chicago building boom: "Put the city up / tear the city down / put it up again / let us find a city." Chicago is again re-inventing itself, and the view is mesmerizing, terrifying,...
  • Insanity or vengeance?

    Insanity or vengeance?
    Even her attorneys acknowledge Marilyn Lemak ended the lives of her three young children on a late-winter day nearly three years ago, doping them with prescription drugs and suffocating them with her hands. So her murder trial comes down to this: Was...
  • Chicago's new sparkle

    "The time has come to bring order out of chaos incident to rapid growth," wrote the architect Daniel H. Burnham. The year was 1909. The place, Chicago. The occasion, the unveiling of Burnham's sweeping, visionary plan to change the face of the city on the...