| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:30 AM
For all the children who should be loved always, but especially on this wondrous night, with our arms around them and a long good-night kiss on the temple, a kiss more precious than anything wrapped in a box.
For all the parents who linger in the...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Tribune Co. on Friday completed its acquisition of the independent Local TV Holdings group, transforming the Chicago company into one of the largest broadcasters in the nation with 39 television stations.
The move, announced by Tribune Chief Executive...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Nearly 90 percent of interstate highway miles in Illinois will have 70-mph speed limits starting Wednesday, state transportation officials announced Friday, but the sponsor of the law raising the limits is upset almost all existing posted speeds in the...
| Dec 29, 2013
One of the biggest issues looming when Congress returns from its holiday break is immigration reform. In honor of our nation built by immigrants, we give you our rich, well-sourced and huddled mass of facts yearning to breathe free:
1. A staggering...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Thanks to all our loyal readers who've made the Good Eating and Dining sections part of your reading diets each week. Before we dive into 2014, we wanted to revisit 13 of our favorite food stories from 2013. Here they are in chronological order:
| Dec 31, 2013
Q: As a young boy, I dined many times at the Walnut Room in the Marshall Field's State Street store. I have searched all over the Internet, bought the Marshall Field's cookbook, but alas, I have not found the recipe for corned beef hash served at the...
| Dec 31, 2013
Before jumping into the food trends and diets awaiting in the new year, look back with us to the recipes we brought you in Good Eating in 2013. Among the hundreds of recipes, these were our favorites. Clip and save or download them (chicagotribune.com/...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Thank you, college football, for ceding New Year’s Day to the NHL, and even ceding the Big House in Ann Arbor for Maple Leafs-Red Wings.
Question was, would fans be familiar with the home team playing defense in that stadium?
After the game, the...
| Jan 7, 2014
Q: I am planning to make Susan Spicer's goat cheese croutons with wild mushrooms and Madeira cream from her "Crescent City Cooking." I don't have any Madeira. Is Marsala an acceptable substitute?
--Andrew Maselli, Chicago
A: "Yes," says Spicer,...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:59 PM
A brutal "polar vortex" gripped much of the Midwest on Monday, pushing temperatures to record subzero lows, grounding more than 4,000 flights and prompting authorities to urge residents to stay home or go to emergency warming shelters.
| Nov 24, 2013
We applaud the Chicago Tribune for creating a public square to discuss and define a new vision for our city and region. We have been living large off the Daniel Burnham and Edward H. Bennett 1909 Plan of Chicago for more than a century, but the world is a...