| Nov 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Before the tryptophan in the turkey induces somnolence, give thanks for living in such an entertaining country. This year, for example, we learned that California's Legislature includes 93 people who seem never to have had sex. They enacted the...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Allstate accomplished something in the third quarter it hasn't done since 2006: grow the number of homeowners' policies on its books.
After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Northbrook-based home and auto insurer reduced its exposure to such catastrophe-...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:36 AM
There's an awful lot of history, music and culture in Memphis, Tenn. Maybe too much. It's along the banks of the Mississippi River. The northern tip of the Delta. Elvis. Sun Records. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Home of legendary jug bands....
| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Interactive mapping that went live for the public Thursday shows eye-opening risk for storm surges caused by hurricanes.
For example, Central Florida communities along the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay would be heavily washed over by a...
| Nov 12, 2014
BLACKSBURG — Let's start with Buzz Williams' compulsive letter-writing and tortured penmanship.
No, let's go with the coaching style that borders on "inhumane."
But we must mention his heartwarming outreach to children and abiding reverence...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 8:00 AM
If you work in downtown Los Angeles, you’ve probably noticed the food truck Brun’s Creole Soul Kitchen, whose slogan is “bringing LA to L.A." That's where we recently found New Orleans native Brun Trumble, who really does cook...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:39 PM
This question demands an immediate answer: How effective is Hartford's aging flood control system?
It was raised in an Aug. 13 letter from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to city engineer Constantin Banciulescu in which the Corps rated the city's...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 11:49 AM
After 27 years with the Glenview Fire Department, Chief Wayne Globerger will retire Dec. 19.
"I just woke up one day and said, 'I'm ready,'" Globerger said of retiring. "My wife's health is failing and she's been there for the last 30 years while I...
| Oct 13, 2014
"Breathe in…Breathe out…Move on."
Printed in black letters on white poster board, the small handmade sign sits on the dashboard of my car. It faces the steering wheel, so whenever I'm in the car, those six words are always within view.
| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Animal Planet is the latest cable network to dip into graphic novel fare, optioning the zombie animal story "The Other Dead" to be developed as a scripted series.
From creators Joshua Ortega ("Gears of War," Spider-Man") and Digger Mesch ("Agent 88," "X-...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:34 PM
ROCKY HILL — In his top-to-bottom review of municipal operations, new Town Manager Guy Scaife discovered something he thought was unusual.
A town custodian was living alone in the Kennedy House, a three-bedroom, town-owned home on Old Main Street...