| Oct 14, 2011
| 4:54 PM
Deep in the bowels of Laurel Park, beneath the oval where Secretariat, Seabiscuit and Barbaro once tread, runs a tunnel. It's a long-forgotten passage that bigwigs once used to escape the raucous crowds above.
Queen Elizabeth II, who raced a horse at...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 5:52 PM
No reason to stay indoors. Here's a look on what's going on this week
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
Puss in Boots
The Rum Diary
Hoarders (mid-season premiere; 9 p.m.; A&E)
| Nov 11, 2011
| 9:07 AM
Mastodon: The Atlanta quartet rewrites the metal handbook with virtually every release. Their latest, “The Hunter” (Reprise), provides a relatively concise overview of their wide-ranging sound, covering everything from progressive journeys...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 9:35 AM
3 stars (out of 4)
Only Kate Bush could get away with this: Her new album, “50 Words for Snow” (Fish People), includes a song about making love to a snowman, who melts in her bed, leaving behind only dead leaves and twisted branches....
| Nov 19, 2011
| 12:16 PM
DES MOINES — Rahm Emanuel steps onto his highest-profile stage as a surrogate for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign tonight, charged with restoring enthusiasm among Iowa Democrats who launched the former Illinois senator to the White...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will argue that President Obama has governed based on his principles, not politics, as he steps onto his highest-profile stage as a surrogate for his former boss.
Emanuel will speak to Iowa Democrats at the annual Jefferson...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Democrats Sen. Dick Durbin and Gov. Pat Quinnsent letters Friday urging veteran a Republican congressman from Virginia to lift his opposition to the federal purchase of the unused Thomson prison in western Illinois.
Durbin urged Rep. Frank Wolf to...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Veteran Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf’s rejection of the Justice Department’s latest bid to purchase the unused Thomson prison in western Illinois has drawn the ire of two leading Illinois Democratswho accused the congressman of...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Black-and-white photos from the Sentinel’s archives are stored in category folders, carefully labeled and filed alphabetically in sections for People and Subjects. Many of the photos are decades old and almost none are from the last 10 years since...
| Aug 6, 2012
Spoiler alert: Little-known, critically acclaimed early 1970s folk singer Rodriguez is not, contrary to popular belief, dead.
Yet, as chronicled in the Sundance award-winning film “Searching for Sugar Man,” that’s what many fans in...
| Aug 5, 2012
With every cab ride to and from a Chicago airport, 25 cents of the fare goes to a tiny suburb renowned for insider dealing and outsize clout.
Those coins add up to millions a year for the suburb — Rosemont — and help fuel a political...