| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:41 AM
Mark Gilbert expects you'll meet a pair of gay best friends at the Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
The first is "G.B.F," the festival's curtain-raiser concerning the hottest fashion accessory among status-seeking teen queens at a high...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 11:32 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Bernhard Langer has seen some of his peers go from the Champions Tour to the PGA Tour and achieve success. But the 53-year-old does not want to follow suit because he thinks "bouncing back and forth doesn't do a whole lot."
| Jan 26, 2012
When President Barack Obama said in his State of the Union speech Tuesday that big banks are "required to write out a living will," it was the first time that many Americans had heard of the banking rule.
Obama, who appears to be in re-election mode,...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Federal authorities are looking for two men wearing masks and hoods who robbed a TCF Bank branch in Rolling Meadows shortly after noon, and another man who held up a Logan Square Northern Trust bank an hour later.
In a surveillance photo released by...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 8:01 AM
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will host its 2012 Humanitarian Awards Dinner on March 6, 2012 at 5:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. This event aims to garner support for the Museum's ongoing educational mission and celebrate the lives...
| Jul 5, 2011
Older Boy Scouts in Chicagoland and around the nation are rebuffing satirist Tom Lehrer's spoof on their "Be Prepared" pledge, which says: "Be prepared to hold your liquor well. Don't write naughty words on walls if you can't spell."
| Oct 3, 2011
On a September evening, in a large tent pitched outside his bank in downtown Lake Forest, Ed Wehmer took the microphone and addressed 350 people celebrating the 20th anniversary of what is now Wintrust Financial Corp.
The jocular 57-year-old is known...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 8:22 AM
The Women's Board of the Lyric Opera of Chicago presented an elegant opening-night gala at the Civic Opera House on Oct. 6. The affair celebrating the Lyric's 58th season featured Scottish director David McVicar's new production of Richard Strauss'...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:12 PM
In the midst of economic turmoil, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago stands at the intersection of hope and our city's most under-resourced communities.
United Way's reinvention to a community-impact organization began in 2009 when the organization and...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:36 PM
It might begin with a child discovering a new word through a volunteer reading to them. Or perhaps a teen struggling in class receives the additional attention needed to pass a math test. These small acts can trigger years of learning and academic...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:49 PM
On a recent morning Northern Trust Chairman & CEO Rick Waddell and 30 colleagues left their daily responsibilities behind and arrived at The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, one of the nation's most comprehensive social...