| May 5, 2012
100 Years Ago
In the Howard County courthouse column:
"After the completion of the criminal docket, the civil docket was taken up and the first case on it was the one of Curtis vs. Thompson. This grew out of a dispute over a...
| May 11, 2012
| 12:49 PM
Let's pause to take a look at some of the excellent reporting done over the years by one of our longtime colleagues, Ray Gibson.
An investigative reporter in the Metro section, Gibson's name would be on some momentous stories and, just as often, he would...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 8:52 AM
A good anthology is like a dartboard in a crowded bar on a Saturday night. Everybody lines up to take their best shot. Everybody wants the chance to squint, aim and let fly.
The more august and monumental and definitive-seeming the anthology —...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 1:29 PM
TV reporter Janet Davies, wearing a beige jacket and leopard boots, stood behind a wooden podium in a darkened room overlooking Millennium Park on October 12.
"Remember, like Chicago voting, bid and bid often," she said, encouraging an audience of...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:09 PM
One of the more hidebound notions about American art is that modern art photography was strictly an East Coast phenomenon, and that Los Angeles represented a cultural backwater. Last fall's publication of “Artful Lives,” Beth Gates Warren's...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Lately, I've been trying to cure myself of my packrat tendencies and have been sorting through boxes of papers and mementos I've amassed over the years. In the box I most recently opened, I found an old Comiskey Park ticket stub from a Sox game I attended...
| 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 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...
| Feb 3, 2009
Lukas Foss, the polyglot American composer, conductor and pianist who directed half a dozen Ojai Music Festivals, led marathon concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and succeeded Arnold Schoenberg as head of composition at UCLA, has died. He was 86.