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As historic types, Chicago aldermen do not lack for color. But despite the height of the bar for eccentricity on the City of Chicago's council, Ald. John Coughlin vaults over it with ease. In his time around the turn of the last century — a time...
SACRAMENTO — California dairy farmers and cheese processors are fighting again over milk prices. It's not Grade A, homogenized, pasteurized milk that's at issue in the state Capitol. Rather, agriculture lobbyists are focused on the price of whey,...
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(This selection is edited for clarity and length.) Tom Acitelli What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Oddly enough, the 1860 Republican convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln. Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?...
Living in the shadows of the ongoing war on terror are 1,715 American military people who lost limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan. A few of those brave folks lost all four limbs when bombs blew apart their bodies. In addition, there are now at least 20 new...
New Haven Register, Conn.Dressed in his best, Clifford Sneider Sr. was greeted with applause upon entering the Town Campus Monday afternoon. Members of the community and Sneider's family had gathered to congratulate the long-time resident for turning 104 years old last month....
Seattle TimesMarijuana growing is not a green industry. Done mostly indoors in Washington, pot production often uses hospital-intensity lamps, air conditioning, dehumidifiers, fans and carbon-dioxide generators to stimulate plants and boost their potency. The...
Queen for a day Whenever I read anything about the queen of England, I ponder how different my life is (and was) from hers. We are about the same age. I am not at all envious of her, but there are a few instances where I wouldn't mind trading places...
Miami HeraldSummer is when the stream of tourists to South Florida slows, deterred by hot, wet weather and the threat of hurricanes. It's when rates at beachfront hotels plummet, spas and restaurants offer special deals, traffic eases and locals can enjoy discount...
From the custom elk shed chandelier hanging in the foyer to the archery range in the basement, every inch of Mike and Judy Lembke's massive Orland Park home is crafted to match their family's love of the outdoors. "We're very outdoorsy people so the...
Tribune reporterHistoric sites need money to survive. Some also need a little love. That's why some preservationists are optimistic that Muddy Waters' former home can be saved — at least it has people who want to preserve it. Other historic sites might not be...
Watch enough new foreign films in a row, and certain things start to stand out. Like the incredible variety of cellphone ring tones used in other countries. They're familiar but just different enough to break your concentration for a moment, like a...
The Philadelphia InquirerAt first, Herb Magee wasn't sure. It had been more than half a century since Magee stood in this spot, between Cell Blocks 5 and 6 inside Eastern State Penitentiary on Fairmount Avenue. The sights all around him quickly began matching up to his...
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