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  • Greg Schwem: Is it too late to reconsider Chicago's Olympic bid?

    Now that the Olympic flame has been extinguished and the Royal Family has gone back to doing whatever it is the Royal Family does, Chicagoans such as myself can only ask, "What if?" What if Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had strutted across the stage at...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire's' Capone is ... a family man?

    'Boardwalk Empire's' Capone is ... a family man?
    Al Capone, arguably the most famous gangster ever, has grown into a mythic figure, a sort of cigar-chomping, fedora-wearing, machine gun-wielding, vicious, ruthless monster. To Deirdre Marie Capone, he was simply Uncle Al. Technically, her granduncle,...
  • Fall book preview

    Fall book preview
    "What are we going to do?" Sloane asks in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," after climbing into his "borrowed" Ferrari convertible. "The question isn't 'what are we going to do,'" Ferris replies. "The question is 'what aren't we going to do?'" ------------...
  • Renovation project brings couple together

    Renovation project brings couple together
    A funny thing happened when Gail Cunningham hired local home restoration company SouthFen to renovate and restore her 18th-century home in Butler: She fell in love with the builder. The relationship between Cunningham, now the vice president of...
  • Greg Schwem: 'Finding Hoffa': A new reality show

    Another search for Jimmy Hoffa ended recently, with federal authorities once again facing the cameras to say what has become commonplace since the ex-Teamsters' boss disappeared back in 1975: no, they didn't find Hoffa's remains or anything that would...
  • Unloading a collection calls for savvy selling

    Q: Help! Any advice on how to sell my collections? I've amassed hundreds of items related to covered bridges. I want to take a load off my children. Q: How do I sell my old Coke bottles and old movie cameras? Where do I find buyers? Q: What can I do...
  • Boardwalk Empire recap: ‘All In’

     
    It could be seen as ominous last night on HBO's Boardwalk Empire when Eddie (Anthony Laciura) repaired with new business associate/friend Ralph Capone (Domenick Lombardozzi) to a beerhall populated with fellow German expatriates and spilled a little too...
  • Ex-Cop Fights For Sane Drug Policy

    A few weeks ago my wife and I were in Boston for a Saturday wedding. We went for a walk on Sunday morning down to the Common — wherein we found the Boston Freedom Rally, billed as the largest hempfest on the East Coast. Whoa, '60s flashback,...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Season Finale Delivers Pain - And Plenty of Surprises

    After what felt like a slow start, "Boardwalk Empire" delivered one hell of a finishing kick -- juggling a half-dozen plots, while paying off only a few of them. Yet if some of those unresolved story lines will nag at fans who craved greater closure --...
  • Al Ruscio, Character Actor and Acting Teacher, Dies at 89

    Al Ruscio, a film, television and stage actor who was also a noted acting teacher and served on the board of directors of the Screen Actors Guild, died in his home on Nov. 12. He was 89. Ruscio was already an accomplished actor by the time he arrived...
  • Men's Central Jail is an antique that should be replaced

    Men's Central Jail is an antique that should be replaced
    The visits were two weeks apart. First, I toured the Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles. And then, on a family trip to San Francisco last week, I visited Alcatraz, which is now a national park. One of the two old pens is hopelessly decrepit,...