| Dec 31, 2014
| 12:24 PM
Here's a look at this year's planned events and commemorations of interest to Chicagoans, to be held here and elsewhere:
Jan. 1 — New Year's Day
Jan. 1 — Illinois' personal income tax rate drops from 5 percent to 3.75 percent.
Jan. 12 ...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 9:49 AM
When I compile my list of the biggest social media fails of the year, one thing is always the same: It's enough to make me want to pound my head on my desk. As readers, you know how to avoid this stuff by now.
For those who don't, let's examine a few...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Ideas to develop a day of community service around the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in Deerfield have been percolating for more than a year and are coming to fruition.
Both the village and Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim (BJBE) will be...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Last year, the Enroll Lake County program headed up an all-out informational blitz to help uninsured Lake County residents become insured through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace.
While almost 13,000 residents were enrolled in Lake County last...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Micha Broadnax has never formally celebrated Kwanzaa, but on Saturday she came to Baltimore in search of the holiday.
"It's something I've wanted to do," said Broadnax, a graduate student from Boston in Maryland visiting family for winter break, and...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 8:00 AM
You can visit the country's national parks and forests for free on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the first fee-free day of the new year.
Not all parks and forests charge entry fees, but those that do will give visitors a break next Monday. That means...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 4:36 PM
Weaver-Hartford had a tough week, losing to two teams ranked in the top five in the state, No. 3 Farmington and No. 4 South Windsor. That dropped the Beavers to No. 10 in The Courant area high school girls basketball ratings. Top-rated Capital Prep-...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 1:02 PM
Arnold Abbott, known for his work feeding the homeless in Broward county since 1999, will be honored at a special Friday night Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat service to take place Jan. 16 at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation.
"It is noteworthy...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:13 PM
After Chicago-area schools canceled classes two days last week because of brutally low temperatures and dangerous wind chills, many parents and other curmudgeons complained loudly.
The phrase "back in the day" was trending around office watercoolers,...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 7:07 AM
The YMCA of Broward County will come together to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the 11th annual “Martin Luther King Jr. Inspirational Breakfast” Jan. 16 and the “YMCA MLK Day of Service” Jan. 19. ...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 10:16 AM
After two years of construction and nearly $55 million in costs, the first part of the much-anticipated Maggie Daley Park will open Saturday when the ice-skating ribbon debuts, giving residents and the public a first glimpse of the site, according to...