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  • Ray Gibson, 1949-2014

    Ray Gibson, 1949-2014
    Ray Gibson, an award-winning Chicago Tribune reporter who exposed city contractors with Outfit ties, federal jurors with criminal backgrounds in the George Ryan trial, and politicians who enriched themselves at taxpayers' expense, died Friday, Jan. 31, at...
  • The birth of the sit-in

    The birth of the sit-in
    One day in May 1942, a group of young Chicagoans — black and white — opened a key chapter in civil rights history by refusing to take no for an answer when told that Jack Spratt Coffee House on East 47th Street didn't serve African-Americans....
  • In a quest for a new car, indecision takes the wheel

    It began, as so many problems do, as something that sounded like fun: Maybe I would buy a new car! My 10-year-old Honda Civic hybrid was about to cost $2,100 to repair, the latest of several pricey fixes to a vehicle I'd once called trustworthy, and...
  • Quinoa preparation tips

    Quinoa preparation tips
    Q: My packet of red quinoa says to wash the quinoa multiple times then rinse before cooking. What's the difference? --Anthony Pioppi, Middletown, Conn. A: It's always good to hear from a former newspaper colleague from Connecticut, especially one...
  • Villa Moderne memories

    Villa Moderne memories
    Q: Can you tell me anything about the Villa Moderne Nite Club from back in the 1940s and 1950s?   We are trying to remember where it was located in the Chicagoland area and some of its history. --Doris Ruchalski, Chicago A: I was able to find some...

    Another photo with CarnEvil. Haunted maze characters Julia Niziolek and Bill Shanahan, both of Schaumburg, wait in the makeup tent prior to the opening at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. (Carnevil photos by Darrell Goemaat for the Chicago Tribune)

    Another photo with Screams in the Park in the basement level of MB Financial Park in Rosemont. (Screams in the Park  photos by John Konstantaras for the Chicago Tribune.)
  • Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader

    Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader
    Q: I have a question about a fruit from St. Lucia.  It is supposed to have cancer fighting properties and is delicious, according to my best friend.  Her boyfriend is from St. Lucia and she has had the fruit there and wonders about what a good source...
  • Sochi Olympics' warm weather adds challenging element to Games

     Sochi Olympics' warm weather adds challenging element to Games
    SOCHI, Russia — After taking a few practice runs down the halfpipe at the Sochi Olympics earlier this week, Hannah Teter had some concerns. To say the least. "I couldn't do any of my tricks," the American snowboarder said. "It was just the worst...
  • After a rocky few days, Sochi lurches toward functionality

    After a rocky few days, Sochi lurches toward functionality
    SOCHI, Russia — It was 2:30 a.m. and the stranger on the other side of the door wanted into my hotel room. "How many cards do you have?" he kept asking in broken English. The lock rattled and eventfully broke. Still hazy from sleep, I did all...
  • Tomato soup recipe sought by reader

    Tomato soup recipe sought by reader
    Q: I enjoyed a delicious tomato soup recipe from the Tribune food pages 10 or 11 years ago. It was an easy recipe and so good. It used canned tomatoes and included acini di pepe pasta. I've misplaced my copy and would love to get the recipe again....