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  • A July Fourth reading list

    A July Fourth reading list
    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....
  • Lincoln, a man of his time for all time

     
    by Frank James The Chicago Tribune, which endorsed Abraham Lincoln twice for the presidency, has a worthy appreciation today of the 16th president of the U.S. on its editorial page. It notes that Lincoln, like a lot of people, was......
  • Celebrating a 50th anniversary with Watts Towers

     
    If Simon Rodia constructed his Watts Towers from 1921 to 1954, what is this weekend's 50th anniversary about, exactly? It's celebrating the rescue of the towers, when a young aeronautical engineer designed a powerful, complicated stress test for the...
  • 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...
  • Paul Coates, Feb. 17, 1961

     
    Feb. 17, 1961: The death of Burdette E. Lowery, 67, was an accident – or was it? Lowery, a retired engineer, was tenant in a home at 514 Via De La Paz occupied by Turner Ashby Martin, 41, and his......
  • Bach Choir uplifting and heavenly in 'Songs of Hope'

     
    By Steve Siegel Special to The Morning Call On Sunday afternoon, the scent of springtime, optimism, and hope wafted through the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem -- not from its windows, sealed against spring’s early chill, but from the music.....
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • About Ellen Warren

    Ellen Warren has been a local, national, political, White House, foreign and war correspondent. She also has been a feature writer, general columnist and was the first woman "legman" for Chicago's legendary columnist, Mike Royko. She has covered fires,...