| Jan 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: We received these Chinese silver spoons from an antique dealer as a wedding gift years ago. We were told that they are 19th Century, from the Shen Xing dynasty. What is their value today?
A: The era mentioned was part of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)....
| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:19 PM
An Indiana man has been arrested after stealing the brains of dead mental patients and selling the brain samples on eBay.
The Indianapolis Star is reporting that David Charles, 21, allegedly broke into the Indiana Medical History Museum multiple times...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Bryan Cranston led the way in the Directors Guild of America's TV nominations with a pair of nods for helming episodes of "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family."
The winners will be announced Jan. 25 at the Century Plaza following voting by the DGA's 15,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:13 AM
The line for wristbands likely will begin to form at dawn Saturday, and there is talk among fans of camping overnight in the parking lot to assure a prime spot. Already there are Internet negotiations from around the country to barter with those lucky...
| Jan 12, 2014
Barack Obama campaign veterans Harper Reed and Dylan Richard will launch a tech company. Don Thompson will be under pressure to improve sales at McDonald's. And with Tribune Co. spinning off its publishing assets into a separate company, its chief...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Like many revolutionary manifestoes, "The Solution Revolution" seeks the overthrow of government as we know it.
But for authors William Eggers and Paul Macmillan — who work in public-sector practice at Deloitte — this is a revolution very...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Dan Shaw will flash you a wide grin and tell you he is the mayor of Danville, arguably one of the most unique "towns" in the world.
His mini-village with a 1940s theme is tucked inside a large airplane hangar on the outskirts of Geneva in a rural pocket...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Two women pleaded guilty Friday to using stolen medical records to open or take over credit accounts at department stores and setting up a cottage industry selling fraudulently obtained goods.
Chanell Cole, 30, and Yolanda Welch, 39, are scheduled to be...
| Nov 24, 2013
Seven Sundays ago, we launched this quest for a new Plan of Chicago with a sense of urgency and a question mark as tall as Tribune Tower: Would readers and organizations concur that intertwined challenges confront Chicago with the fourth great crisis of...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:13 PM
An Edgewood drug dealer pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to supplying customers around the world through the Silk Road online marketplace.
Jacob Theodore George IV, 32, admitted to agents with the Department of Homeland Security in January 2012...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Most of the tools we use in the kitchen have at best a kind of prosaic beauty. It takes a subtle eye to appreciate the flex and curve of a well-made whisk, for example. And those kitchen towels you use for mopping up spills and filtering stock? Do they...