| Dec 19, 2010
I have seen a couple of little girls walk from a roller coaster at Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest dizzy with delight; had a man on Michigan Avenue call me a "------ Scrooge" when I refused to give him "$42 dollars so I can have train fare to visit my...
| Dec 17, 2010
| 2:40 PM
"Step High, Stoop Low, Leave Your Dignity Outside."
This phrase appeared on the door of the historic Dill Pickle Club, a social club founded in 1914, which moved into its club space on Tooker Alley off Dearborn Street in 1915, according to records at the...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 10:41 PM
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois Democrats are scaling back a major income tax increase as they search for votes in a frantic, last-ditch effort to deal with the state's crippling budget crisis.
After rank-and-file lawmakers balked at a 75 percent hike in the...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 5:05 AM
As of 6 a.m. today, about 5,800 ComEd customers were still without power, according to a company news release. Of those, 5,000 were in Chicago.s
The company expects all power to be restored by mid-day today. Officials late Wednesday night said crews...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 8:32 AM
In the 1987 movie "The Untouchables," a tale about Chicago crime, cops and corruption penned by Windy City-born playwright David Mamet, a Canadian Mountie involved in a violent liquor raid says to Al Capone foe Eliot Ness, "I do not approve of your...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 2:44 PM
"Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America"
University of Minnesota Press, $22.95
Scandinavian culture, to use a Swedish slant, is more than hardtack and herring.
Eric Dregni grew up fourth-generation Scandinavian in Minnesota of mostly...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 6:16 AM
A substitute teacher who also worked as a basketball coach in Orland Park has been charged with sexually abusing a student, officials said.
Steven E. Reynolds, 26, of the 600 block of 55th Street in Hinsdale, was charged with two counts of aggravated...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 9:19 AM
A substitute teacher and basketball coach has been accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old student in southwest suburban Orland Park.
Steven Reynolds, 26, has been charged with two counts of aggravated criminal assault of a student at Carl Sandburg...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:35 PM
In celebration of July Fourth, Printers Row set out to create a reading list of patriotic books. But, how to define "patriotic"? We decided to have each contributing Tribune writer and editor pick a title that corresponds to his or her own definition....
| Jul 26, 2011
| 8:39 PM
Author Rebecca Skloot and film critic Roger Ebert will be honored at the Oct. 20 Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner, the Chicago Public Library and Chicago Public Library Foundation announced Tuesday.
The Chicago Sun-Times' Ebert will be given the Carl...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 6:16 AM
Reality TV is coming to River North.
Giuliana andBill Rancic announced on Monday that they are opening an Italian restaurant in Chicago's River North neighborhood. The stars of Style Network's "Giuliana and Bill" will team up with Lettuce Entertain You's...