| Jun 23, 2014
Adolph Kiefer was about to do the backstroke.
Which promised a memorable moment for the awe-struck lap swimmer who was watching.
It was Kiefer's backstroke that launched him to glory in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where he won the gold in the 100...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:22 AM
Sears Holdings Corp.’s general counsel Dane Drobny is headed for a job at Groupon Inc.
Drobny, who was most recently senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Hoffman Estates-based Sears, will assume the same position at...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:32 AM
About 14,000 Sears retirees will lose a monthly health insurance subsidy as the languishing department store titan looks for ways to shave costs.
Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp. plans to send letters Friday to the 14,000 Sears, Roebuck & Co....
| Aug 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: I recently bought a boot scraper with a pair of Scottie dogs at each side. There is a scraper plus two brushes mounted between the dogs. The dogs look to be either Hubley or National Foundry. I've hit a dead end on who made the scraper and value. It...
| Mar 31, 2013
CODY, Wyo. — The drive east of Cody is through high desert, and the February weekend of my visit was bitterly cold. But I was wearing a heavy down coat, snow pants and boots, and riding in a cozy, warm SUV.
That's not how nearly 14,000 earlier...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:54 AM
If you’re keeping track, add Kmart, Sears and OfficeMax, to the list of retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving for the holiday shopping extravaganza.
Kmart will open for 41 hours starting at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving Day to 11 p.m. on Black...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Without personally saying goodbye, the longtime leader of one of Chicago’s most prominent Reform Jewish synagogues has stepped down, abruptly announcing his retirement in a letter to the congregation that was mailed the day after he quit.
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn said today that a request by Decatur-based Archer Daniels Midland for millions of dollars in tax incentives to stay in Illinois should not be considered until lawmakers first reform the state's highly indebted public employee pension...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 5:00 PM
A half-empty former shopping mall in Eldersburg will be remade as a Walmart-anchored plaza under plans announced Monday by owner Black Oak Associates.
In a move long awaited by many in the community, the Owings Mills-based developer will spend $50...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The Chicago Park District will turn on Buckingham Fountain for its 86th season on Thursday, the district announced today.
The fountain, a memorial to Clarence Buckingham, was donated to the South Park Commission by his sister, Kate Buckingham, cost...
| Nov 3, 2013
In 1988, the Chicago Tribune announced it would award annual prizes to honor “extraordinary writing about the people and places that make up the heart of America.” These Heartland Prizes — one for fiction, one for nonfiction —...