| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Connecticut's J.J. Hairston goes beyond the call of duty when it comes to spreading gospel music.
In addition to writing and recording popular songs in the field with his group Youthful Praise and directing music at the Bloomfield megachurch The First...
| May 2, 2014
| 9:11 AM
1. "The Target" by David Baldacci (Grand Central, $28). At the president's request, Will Robie and his partner Jessica Reel try to take down a global threat. Last week: —
2. "The Collector" by Nora Roberts (Putnam, $27.95). A...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Chris Soules, who was booted late in the game by Andi Dorfman on the most recent incarnation of "The Bachelorette," will be the star of the upcoming cycle of "The Bachelor," ABC announced Wednesday.
The announcement confirmed rumors about the fan...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:55 PM
North Shore "Jeopardy!" champion Julia Collins' winning streak ended Monday, with the formidable women's record-holder taking third place in her 21st and final episode.
"I’ve had a while to get used to it, but still, with the final episode...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 9:48 AM
The Halloween display at a home in south Naperville is attracting national attention for the dozens of ghosts, goblins and skeletons in the front yard and its dazzling light show set to music.
Nick Thomas, of the 1100 block of Conan Doyle Road, said the...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 7:20 AM
Five teen girls from Winter Garden are headed to New York after winning a Taylor Swift video contest thrown by ABC's "Good Morning America."
Sydney Mays, 13, and her pals learned they were the victors on Monday's telecast. Sydney, Ashley Benson, Lexi...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 3:18 PM
You're going to be seeing a lot of Taylor Swift this week, and so she earns a spot among the week's highlights:
"The Voice," 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, NBC
Swift serves as key adviser on the singing contest, and her new album, "1989," just happens to...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 7:46 PM
The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus....
| Oct 14, 2014
| 11:53 PM
Taylor Swift alert: She is going to have some busy weeks on television.
Swift will be a guest on "The Graham Norton Show" at 10 p.m. Saturday on BBC America. Other guests include Neil Diamond and John Cleese.
On Oct. 23, Swift will perform a concert...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 11:36 AM
The celebrity contingent was especially starry Saturday at Walt Disney World Resort.
Actors Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan, who are married, visited the Magic Kingdom.
So, too, did George Stephanopoulos of "Good Morning America" and his wife, actress...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:54 PM
As the poorest country in the Americas, Haiti isn't on the radar for many travelers from the United States. G Adventures is hoping to turn that around with its new 10-day Highlights of Haiti tour, which debuts with five departures in 2015. The guided...