| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Metra trains were experiencing scattered delays during the evening commute Monday as the agency continued to warn commuters they may have longer waits because of the extreme cold.
But Metra said it still hoped there will be no cancellations or other...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Pete Seeger was best known as a folk singer, an archivist and writer, and the purveyor of such beamed-from-the-heavens standards as "We Shall Overcome," "If I Had a Hammer" and "Turn, Turn, Turn."
But among the musician's most important roles was one...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The freezing cold temperatures did not deter 300 area residents from sampling various chili recipes Saturday during the Chilly Willie Chili Challenge at the Orland Park Civic Center.
The 15th annual event included 30 entrants from across the country who...
| Jan 9, 2014
Those who know Carl Sandburg best – or perhaps only -- as the poet who famously characterized Chicago as the "Hog Butcher for the World," can learn much more about him and his decade-long connection to Elmhurst when the Elmhurst Historical Museum...
| Dec 25, 2013
"Murals of New York City: The Best of New York's Public Paintings from Bemelmans to Parrish"
"In their purest form, murals have the ability to tell stories," writes Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair. But as he also points out, there...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:15 PM
The poet is on vacation until April, that “cruelest month” of T.S. Eliot’s, and so was to be found one afternoon in early December sitting at the bar at the Billy Goat Tavern and drinking a beer.
His name is J.J. Tindall (James Joseph)...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:41 AM
I love Christmas.
I love Christmas the way a friend who loves you, but has not been raised like you, loves it. I don't want Christmas to be my holiday, but in America it must be partly my holiday because of the way Christmas washes over its...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Brian Deardorff and other residents of Hawley Street gave Mundelein trustees an earful Monday night over plans to take property to improve the road and build a bike path.
Deardorff, who's lived in his home for 24 years, said he was offered $800 for...
| Oct 27, 2013
This is a football city, and that is because we (or most of us) still like to think we live in a rough-and-tumble town. The echo of Carl Sandburg remains strong. He called the city “alive and coarse and strong and cunning” and endowed it...
| Oct 29, 2013
After saying they couldn't get all the land necessary to start construction on a Hawley Street road improvement project, Mundelein officials are warning that they may need to resort to enforcing eminent domain rights to buy up the rest of the property....
| Nov 3, 2013
When last we read Theresa Schwegel, she was four fine novels into a successful career.
The first book, "Officer Down" (2005) won the prestigious Edgar Award for Best First Novel by an American Author. That was followed by "Probable Cause" (2007),...