| 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 31, 2014
| 5:05 PM
The new year, that is, New Year's, is upon us. Soon after will come Presidents Day, also known as Presidents' Day, then Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Veterans Day, Xmas and a bunch of other holidays no one knows how to write.
Partly because so many...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:53 AM
If you still have some cash left in your pocket after the holidays you may want to check out these deals on what to buy cheap in January:
Winter apparel is big. Clearance items can reach up to 80% off. Time to stock up! You can also find good deals...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 9:21 AM
More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but applications rose less than expected, holding at a level that signals a strong job market.
Initial claims for jobless benefits rose 11,000, to 278,000, for the week ended Jan. 31, the Labor...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 11:18 AM
When Vivian Jackson moved to Dania Beach, she began hunting for recreational activities for her three children.
The single mom found programs in Cooper City and Hollywood, but nothing in her neighborhood. Wanting to change that, Jackson created the CARE...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 1:40 PM
VOORHEES — At least the Flyers will have close to a full line-up when they play the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
That wasn't the case when they were bullied out of Nassau Coliseum in a Jan. 19/Martin Luther King Day matinee game, 7-4....
| Feb 2, 2015
| 10:29 AM
Can volunteering to make a blanket in Winnetka for the homeless in Chicago combat social injustice?
William Traynor said he believes it can. With his young daughter, Kylie, and niece Erin, by his side, Traynor and several hundred others knuckled down at...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:17 PM
Assuming no additional missed school days because of bad weather or other emergencies, students in Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 may finish the 2014-15 school year a bit later than initially planned.
June 9, a Tuesday, may now be the...
| Jan 27, 2015
Virginia Wesleyan College's Center for the Study of Religious Freedom will host Rita M. Gross, a religious studies scholar and advanced Buddhist practitioner, for two events this week on campus.
Both programs are free and open to the public. The...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 11:01 AM
But what’s her favorite flavor?
We’re not sure which we love more—Amy Poehler or pudding. So it’s only fitting that Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals has named her its Woman of the Year, which the university announced...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 11:17 AM
Poseidon, Splash, Dory and Krusty Krab will soon sink to the bottom of the Atlantic and eventually be covered in barnacles and brain coral.
The artificial reefs were constructed and named by Broward College oceanography students and volunteers as part...