| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:52 PM
A major environmental restoration project on the lakefront around Fort Sheridan, estimated to cost about $13.6 million, could begin in the fall of 2015 after years of planning, according to local and regional officials involved with the project.
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: This candy dish has always been in my family. It was a gift to my great-grandmother and has been handed down for generations. At the top is written in white, "My wife 1909." I cannot determine origin and history. Can you tell me anything about it?
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: My dad gave me these seven plates and I just keep them boxed. Can you tell me anything about them?
A: Seen in images sent, our reader has plates from a dinnerware set by Taylor Smith and Taylor, an American china manufacturer.
We have no info on...
| May 4, 2014
Reporting from Metropolis, Ill. — Growing up in the 1950s, Jim Hambrick wouldn't budge while "Adventures of Superman" was showing on TV. Soon, the Man of Steel, portrayed by actor George Reeves, began to shape Hambrick's life, lasting well beyond...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:55 PM
We’ve never met our 3-year-old granddog, Ava, but Gil and I will be face-to-face with her when she arrives in La Cañada on Saturday, no doubt weary from her exhausting duty as co-pilot on a 2,100-mile road trip that’s bringing our daughter Kae...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:53 PM
March may mark the beginning of meteorological spring, but with close to half a foot of snow expected in some places this weekend, winter is beginning to resemble a guest that doesn't know when to leave.
Today's snow storm, which prompted a winter...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Drinking makes you smarter -- at least, that's the case at Harbor East's The Tavern Room.
In name and style, this newly opened front division of Fleet Street Kitchen portrays a laid-back sense of refinement that's a nod to both classic American...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Ever wonder just where the South starts? I used to think I knew: at the bottom of Cantrell Hill here in little old Little Rock, Ark., for every morning I leave the highlands and pines, and wind on downtown, where the hardwoods and Dixie start. It starts...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 1:42 PM
When Charles Keating’s family announced this week that the infamous savings and loan swindler had died at 90, it seemed only natural to wonder what America’s No. 1 pornographer had to say. After all, before ripping off defenseless retirees,...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:13 AM
James Wittkamp isn't talking.
Asked what makes Skyline Chili so good, the 27-year employee of the iconic Cincinnati restaurant refused to lift the veil on the concoction's secret recipe.
"It's been rumored for years that one of the secret...
| Oct 4, 2013
Mark Guetersloh motored his johnboat slowly, very slowly, through the still water of the Cache River. Keenly aware that tree stumps lurking beneath the algae-covered surface have shredded many a propeller, he had a couple of oars, just in case....