| Feb 11, 2015
| 1:45 PM
Danny Abosch wrote his first musical when he was a senior at Deerfield High School. It was called "Unwritten Rules" and premiered at Caruso Middle School.
Since then, Abosch has come a long way in the field of musical theatre writing and composing. At...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 1:30 PM
Robert C. Klein, a retired insurance executive and World War II veteran who had participated in the liberation of the Landsberg concentration camp, died Feb. 4 at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of complications from a stroke.
| Feb 10, 2015
| 2:27 PM
Natalie L. "Toby" Mendeloff, a community activist and volunteer, died Jan. 29 at Sinai Hospital of complications of the flu. She was 94.
The daughter of Henry Lavenstein, a department store owner, and Bessie Siff Lavenstein, a homemaker, Natalie...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 5:34 PM
America is in love with avocados.
The country's appetite for the creamy versatile fruit (yes, avocados are fruit) has grown just about every year for the past 15 years, according to data from the Hass Avocado Board, invading kitchens and menus across...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 10:21 AM
Renters in nine of the nation's 11 largest metropolitan areas, including Chicago, outnumbered homeowners in 2013, causing a scarcity of rental apartments, particularly for the neediest consumers, according to a study released Monday.
Along with Chicago,...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 9:25 PM
Amateurs and hucksters are not the only people telling parents not to vaccinate their children. Unfortunately some doctors — men and women sworn to the Hippocratic Oath — are purveying junk science. They say that vaccines cause autism, as in...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 11:22 AM
The photography exhibit on the top floor of the Gallery on the Green in Canton is called "Genius Loci: The Spirit of a Place," named after an ancient Roman belief that places are inhabited by a spirit, a minor deity.
Nathan Sayers, the Collinsville...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 2:46 PM
Compass Rose Theater displays its innovative play selection by presenting T.S. Eliot's probing drama, "Murder in the Cathedral" as its third offering of the season.
The play, written in 1935, follows Compass Rose's acclaimed November-December production...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Few if any of the domestic policy proposals President Obama talked about in his sixth State of the Union speech stand much chance of landing on his desk to be signed into law, but they've already begun to have an impact in another arena: shaping the...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:50 AM
By the end of Rebecca Scherm's debut novel, "Unbecoming," the protagonist, Grace, has transformed herself from a small-town sweetheart into an ice-cold international jewel thief.
Yearning for a sense of belonging, Grace is a thief, not just of beautiful...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 11:16 AM
In between the countless aisles of gluten-free and vegan products, Hello Kitty marshmallows and chocolates at the recent Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, there was Arty water. Just when you think you've seen and tasted it all, a company decides to...