| Nov 3, 2013
In awarding the 2013 Heartland Prize for Nonfiction to "The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream" by Thomas Dyja, the Tribune celebrates an important cultural history of mid-20th century Chicago.
This stylishly written and deeply...
| Jul 3, 2013
Calvert Hall junior Sean Nelan of Baldwin and three classmates were the highest ranking high school team at the Seafarer Chapter's Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International competition held at Webster Field in St. Iningoes from June 19 to 22....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Baltimore's best kept secret is its German heritage and it awaits you at the 113th annual German Festival being held at the Timonium Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 27. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, July 28t, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy the music of...
| Jul 28, 2013
The giant Muon g-2 electromagnet that inched its way through the Chicago area last week wasn't the first scientific marvel to snarl traffic even as it excited imaginations.
Rear Adm. Richard Byrd's massive Antarctic snow cruiser made nearly the...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Printers Row Journal picks its top 10 books from 2013, plus 50 worth an honorable mention. This list was compiled by the editors of Printers Row from previous reviews.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Libraries represent perhaps the best crossroads of our public and private selves available in the civic landscape. They are where we quietly seek out other peoples' stories while surrounded by fellow citizens on their own quests for literary treasure...
| Mar 16, 2014
It was while sitting in a Missouri federal courtroom watching his peace activist wife refusing to pay $424.47 in restitution to reduce an 11-year sentence for damaging a nuclear missile silo that Joe Gump decided that he, too, would take what he liked...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| May 18, 2011
| 11:45 AM
Police in Kentucky are trying to piece together why a Chicago architecture student struck and killed by a car was riding a bicycle in darkness on an unlit rural highway between Lexington and Frankfort.
Yishi Wei, 27, a graduate student at the Illinois...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 11:01 AM
Metra launched its "Quiet Car" operation today, introducing a program that it hopes will make for a less noisy commute for some riders. And the reaction appeared to be quiet, at least based on what some commuters said during Monday morning's rush hour....
| Dec 22, 2011
Gene R. Summers, an architect and developer who undertook the first major renovation of the historic Biltmore Hotel, reviving interest in downtown Los Angeles and helping to spark its revitalization, has died. He was 83.
Summers, who retired to the...