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  • One year after deadly tornado struck, city tries to move on

    One year after deadly tornado struck, city tries to move on
    The big chunks of broken concrete stood out in the tall prairie grass of Glenn Orr's horse farm. This was it, Orr said, driving up to the pile of concrete on a golf cart. This was the base that once held a 12,000-gallon water tank. A year ago, a...
  • Reflections on pool of memories

    Reflections on pool of memories
    Lois Brach stepped onto the pool deck at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile and looked around. The Spanish Majolica tile wall, the terra-cotta fountain of Neptune, the reflected light from the fish-scale patterned stained glass windows on the...
  • Sturdy defensibles

    A reader has suggested that I take time out from exposing the purblind ignorance of that ass Simon Heffer and his ilk to identify some rules and distinctions of usage that are worth observing.  H.W. Fowler had an entry, “sturdy indefensibles,&...
  • Apps that come in handy for homebuyers, sellers

    Apps that come in handy for homebuyers, sellers
    As perhaps the most technologically challenged person you'll ever know, I nonetheless am an enthusiastic follower of the apps and other innovations that make buying, selling and living in our homes a little easier. A sampling of the new and novel,...
  • China's terra-cotta warriors are as close as Indianapolis

    China's terra-cotta warriors are as close as Indianapolis
    You need not go to China to see the famed terra-cotta warriors. Beginning this week, they’re as close as Indianapolis. On Saturday, "Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army" opens at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis...
  • Small fire near Goliath coaster at Six Flags

    Small fire near Goliath coaster at Six Flags
    Gurnee firefighters were at Six Flags Great America this afternoon after roof shingles caught fire on a structure attached to the park’s new wooden roller coaster, Goliath. Those shingles, located above the station where passengers eventually will...
  • Village officials: Leaning tower needs repairs

    Village officials: Leaning tower needs repairs
    West of the Edens Expressway on Touhy Avenue, amid the big-box stores and strip malls of northwest suburban Niles, stands a tower with a familiar slant.     It's called the Leaning Tower of Niles, a half-size replica of the famously skewed belfry in...
  • Committee backs amenities for Fairview Park

    The Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee's discussions on park additions continued Wednesday, with a majority of the group giving thumbs-up approvals to adding new picnic structures, bike trails with pedestrian paths alongside them, drought-...
  • Hijacked phone number disrupts life in Nazareth

    Hattie Doto was receiving calls by the dozen, many of them vile. People were angry because they had received repeated phone calls from her number. Some of those were robocalls making shady sales pitches for a roofing contractor. Others seemed to be...
  • Free magic and juggling show at Allentown Library

     
    Join area juggler extraordinaire Al Grout for a free magic and juggling show Saturday. Witness Grout's amazing feats of juggling and mind boggling magic tricks from 2 to 3 p.m. June 7 at the community room at the Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton...
  • Liability for quake losses a big concern for L.A. property owners

    Liability for quake losses a big concern for L.A. property owners
    It was three days before Christmas when a magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked the Central Coast in 2003. Cracking like a bullwhip from the mountains, the shaking felt like an explosion in Paso Robles' historic downtown. Two women working at a clothing store...