| Jan 13, 2012
"I did my first triathlon when I was 50" is not a sentence you hear often. But for Elizabeth Brackett, it's the truth.
"I really started getting into them over the last 10 years," said Brackett, who, at 70, has three world championship triathlon titles...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:59 PM
Republican Rep. Joe Walsh and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth used the final face-to-face meeting of their campaign Thursday night to stress differences over the future of Medicare, a program she said should be a “guarantee” but one he...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh backtracked slightly on his controversial remarks about abortion, saying today that there are “very rare circumstances” in which a pregnant woman may need to undergo an abortion to save her life.
| Oct 24, 2012
| 6:38 PM
Republican Rep. Judy Biggert indicated Wednesday that she’s moving closer to supporting same-sex marriage, but ultimately said she’s not there yet and that it’s a matter for individual states to decide.
Democratic challenger Bill Foster...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:42 PM
I should have asked "Sherlock" co-creator Stephen Moffat if he follows the first rule of showbiz, "Always leave them wanting more," because that's what he's done with both seasons of the popular reinterpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sherlock...
| May 8, 2012
| 5:33 AM
Patrick Kane didn’t shy away from photos when he was partying Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s annual Mifflin Street Block Party like many celebrities would have. The Blackhawks star instead posed for them – as he...
| Sep 6, 2012
Popular WTTW-Ch. 11 restaurant show "Check, Please!" is among the most successful locally produced series in Chicago television and an oasis of public television reasonableness in an otherwise frenetic restaurant scene. The series begins its 12th season...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 3:47 PM
The new season of the detective series "Wallander" opens with a shocking murder, but the real stunner involves Kenneth Branagh's character Kurt Wallander: He actually smiles.
In "An Event in Autumn" (8 p.m. Sunday, WTTW; 3.5 stars), the first of three...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 8:40 AM
As the young daughter of an internationally celebrated composer, Yvonne Kalman delighted in eavesdropping on conversations her father, Emmerich Kalman, had with other famed European emigres as they gathered around plates of freshly prepared Hungarian...
| Jun 12, 2012
The story (and related online video) about veteran broadcast producer Thea Flaum's multimedia-rich website, FacingDisability.com, actually came about as a result of a recent story I wrote about one of Flaum's colleagues, Tom Weinberg.
I had interviewed...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 11:11 AM
A new president has been selected for the Indianapolis Parks Foundation (IPF) Monday.
IPF announced Tanya Husain will replace former president Cindy Porteous on Monday, July 9 due to Porteous’ decision to retire earlier this year.
| Jan 29, 2012
It was an evening of accolades for National Louis University, one of the city's oldest private universities, as it celebrated its 125th anniversary with an awards program and dinner to honor its continuing efforts as a pioneer in education. Elizabeth...