| Dec 23, 2014
| 10:16 AM
Maggie Daley Park isn't the only fresh-frozen destination where families can break cabin fever over the school holiday. But its ice ribbon — an undulating quarter-mile loop rather than a standard rink — is the hottest in town. Read these...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 1:25 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....
| Jan 18, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Children recovering from various illnesses on the pediatric floor of the Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan will soon receive brightly colored get well cards with words of encouragement.
The heartfelt messages were the inspirational result of a Dr....
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 7:32 AM
New Trier High School students will likely be enjoying longer summer vacations for the next few years, with officials proposing a revised calendar they say is needed to ensure that the $100 million renovation of the Winnetka campus is finished by the...
| 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...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 2:29 PM
Gov. Bruce Rauner marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by signing an executive order requiring labor unions and companies that do business with the state to report on how many minorities and veterans participate in apprenticeship and training programs....
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Determined to ensure that the $100 million renovation of New Trier High School's Winnetka campus is completed on time and within budget, officials voted to approve a calendar for the next three school years that includes holding classes on holidays...