| Jun 2, 2015
| 8:50 AM
Why is the world so fascinated by Jazz Age Chicago?
Why do figures such as Louis Armstrong and Al Capone, Jelly Roll Morton and "Machine Gun" McGurn, Bix Beiderbecke and Clarence Darrow and Leopold and Loeb and others still loom so large in the...
| May 29, 2015
| 4:42 PM
Take morning foods such as cereal, milk, toast and orange juice and mix them up in a blender.
Grossed out yet? Wait, it gets worse.
Then shape the blended ingredients into a loaf and bake — and eat that for 21 straight meals.
| May 27, 2015
| 2:01 PM
My column today is about the reasons why state Rep. Matt Baker, R-Tioga, intends to block consideration of a medical marijuana bill in Pennsylvania by burying it in the House Health Committee, where he's chairman.
Since the column focused mostly...
| May 21, 2015
| 2:03 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to loosen Navy Pier restrictions, so visitors can walk around while downing booze. Because drunker tourists make everything better.
The official Scrabble Word List has approved about 6,500 new words, the BBC says. It's cazh...
| May 28, 2015
| 7:22 AM
Chicago in the 1920s seems to be an inexhaustible source for crime stories. The most famous — the 1919 Black Sox scandal (which broke in 1920), the kidnapping and murder of Bobby Franks in 1924 and the gangland exploits of Al Capone — have...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 5:41 PM
The 2015 Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce Home & Business Expo featured 28 vendors on Saturday at Gary D. Wright Elementary School, 1500 Ketchum Road in Hampshire.
"The expo gives chamber members the opportunity to showcase and highlight their...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 8:00 PM
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The Middle Frankie (Patricia Heaton)...
| May 20, 2015
| 3:07 PM
Al Capone might have liked the concept behind Hideaway 64, but neighbors of the former Al Capone Hideaway are not pleased with a restaurateur's plans to reopen it with a bar with video gaming.
Jeremy and Nicholas Casiello have been working with Kane...
| May 15, 2015
| 10:30 AM
A handful of lucky Baltimore time-travelers got to shoot a cannon at an invading British ship and visit some War-of-1812-era shipyards at Fells Point, with the happy results to be shown at 10 p.m. Monday on the Travel Channel.
In November, the cable...
| May 14, 2015
| 1:44 PM
It is almost incomprehensible that in 21st-century Chicago, many of its citizens live in constant fear and are afraid to venture out of their homes. This is the predicament many citizens on the West and South sides of Chicago find themselves in.
| May 13, 2015
| 12:49 PM
The competition for Barack Obama's legacy is not over until he announces whether his primary residence will be here or in New York.
The ability to shape public opinion does not reside in a library, which will be built on Chicago's South Side. It resides...