| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:48 AM
The connection between Colorado wildfires and an idyllic Chicago nature haven isn't immediately apparent.
But the Chicago Botanic Garden (1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe; chicagobotanic.org) is about more than a Japanese island garden or a bevy of...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Even rebels need a little touch-up now and then.
On Nov. 1, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will unveil a fresh restoration of Nicholas Ray's "Rebel Without a Cause" -- just one of several recent LACMA events spotlighting the work of Martin Scorsese...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Ellis Island, which greeted millions of immigrants to the United States, reopened its museum doors on Monday, a year after the aptly named Superstorm Sandy tore through much of the eastern half of the United States, killing scores of people and destroying...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Facing a flurry of lead paint lawsuits, a nonprofit company that provides affordable housing in Baltimore has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
City Homes Inc. and its subsidiaries, which operate more than 300 apartment units in what...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:28 AM
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will unveil a new restoration of Nicholas Ray's seminal 1955 teen drama "Rebel Without a Cause" Nov. 1 at the Leo S. Bing Theater.
The 4k digital restoration of the classic starring James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:44 PM
The 1993 Laguna Beach fire disintegrated Ken Frank's silverware and bowling ball and his sons lost their baseball card collections, trophies and gloves.
"[I lost] everything personal, but financially it turned out to be a windfall for me," said Frank,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:30 PM
WASHINGTON — Visitors to Washington have seen the iconic Washington Monument don a blanket of scaffolding while it undergoes repairs from an earthquake. Soon they will see a similar look at the opposite end of the National Mall.
For about two...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:46 PM
WASHINGTON -- Visitors to Washington have seen the iconic Washington Monument don a blanket of scaffolding while it undergoes repairs from an earthquake. Soon they will see a similar look at the opposite end of the National Mall.
For about two years the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:28 PM
The acres of ravines and bluffs carved into the landscape – host to running water, as well as native plants and animal species – characterize North Shore communities along Lake Michigan.
The ravines, some suffering from neglect and...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:35 PM
From its cavernous subterranean vault, Baltimore's Washington Monument seems every bit its nearly 200 years.
Plaster chips and crumbles to the touch. Mortar sealing together thousands of bricks and stones is deteriorating into sand. A mildewy odor fills...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 8:40 PM
The slightly mournful face of what some might consider Illinois' Statue of Liberty has weathered its 102 years remarkably well. It's a focal point of the Eternal Indian, a 50-foot statue that towers over the Rock River about 100 miles west of Chicago....