| Jun 7, 2014
| 7:08 PM
NORFOLK - Ben Hardesty celebrated his 23rd birthday with a few thousands friends at Harborfest on Saturday, showcasing some new songs and something of a new look for his band, The Last Bison.
The band's 15-song set included nine new tunes from its...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Auctions are perhaps most identified with either the very low end of the housing market or its upper echelons.
Thousands of homes in the Chicago area have been the subject of foreclosure-related auctions that have taken place in courthouse lobbies or...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:14 AM
Eight years ago, Terry Yamaguchi paid $5,000 for a bright orange 1973 Datsun 240Z. A couple of years later, she sold the car for a little more than she paid for it.
If only she had kept it.
"Now, that car is worth $20,000," the vintage car collector...
| May 24, 2014
| 5:05 PM
With his fife's high-pitched notes soaring over the enthusiastic throngs that gather each year at historic sites to celebrate Memorial Day, Dave Embrey is an attention-getter.
Clad in historically accurate attire, the longtime Savage resident performs...
| May 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Cannes 2014 is over, and so are the 11 non-stop nights of Champagne-infused parties that were made all the more merrier thanks to a surplus of booze and shortage of food. Unlike U.S. premieres, movie stars arrive on the Croisette ready to hang loose. Here...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 9:54 AM
After two years as a model of success for green energy, Oak Park is going brown.
The Oak Park Village Board chose an energy provider for the village's electric aggregation program that uses fossil fuels — or "brown" energy sources — over a...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Spend enough time with Bryan Cranston and he'll show you the imaginary dial he uses to visualize how someone -- anyone, including you -- lives life.
"I came up with this gauge 15, 20 years ago," he says, launching into a monologue with the easy...
| May 6, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The Village of Oak Park is reviewing its contract with an energy consultant after a glitch in an online auction occurred during the process in which the Village Board made an unpopular decision to purchase fossil fuel-based energy over green energy....
| May 27, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Coming to North Michigan Avenue later this week: Fifty custom-made pairs of ballpark seats — a public art project and fundraiser celebrating Wrigley Field’s 100-year anniversary.
The 100 seats will depict a “special moment in time&...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 1:31 PM
The investors buying 1st Mariner Bank said Monday that they've received the regulatory approvals they need and expect to close on the deal as soon as next week, turning the page on the Baltimore institution's most tumultuous chapter.
The purchasers ...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 8:43 AM
There have been all kinds of museum shenanigans going on this week on the Right Coast. On Tuesday, the Delaware Art Museum auctioned off a painting from its collection at Christie's so that it could pay off debt and replenish its endowment — a big...