| 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 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 11:30 AM
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Monday, saying up to 6 inches of snow are possible across the Chicago area.
Snowfall rates could exceed an inch per hour at times, according to the advisory, which covers Cook...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:37 AM
Gusting snow stopped and delayed Metra trains, canceled hundreds of flights at O'Hare and Midway airports and caused spinouts and tortuous commutes this morning.
Switching problems at Lake Street caused 20-minute delays on the Union Pacific North,...
| Feb 11, 2014
Black History Month reminds me of a really great golden oldies station, always blaring the same handful of terrific tunes. Every February, it plays Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman soul — with a chorus or two of the George...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:27 PM
State officials in West Virginia were trying Tuesday to contain a coal slurry spill into a creek in the same general area where a toxic chemical spill last month tainted drinking water for 300,000 people in and around the state capital of Charleston....
| Dec 2, 2012
| 4:11 PM
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — Warren and Jill Schimpff's red-hot business began more than 120 years ago downtown, just north of the Ohio River across from Louisville, Ky.
Schimpff's Confectionery (812-283-8367, schimpffs.com) began producing Cinnamon Red...