| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:28 AM
ST. PAUL, Minn. - High atop the American Queen, Richard and Marilyn Jensen sat on deck chairs outside their stateroom, holding each other's wrinkled hands. Beyond the railing, the bluffs of southern Minnesota, tinged with fall colors, slid by. A distant...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 8:11 PM
CINCINNATI — Because of its hilly topography, this city has been called the "San Francisco of Ohio." And this July, those hills will be coming alive with the sound of choral music.
From July 4-14, the World Choir Games, also known as "The...
| 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...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 12:57 PM
WASHINGTON — Federal officials said today that lab testing found the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal’s electric dispersal barriers, aimed at keeping Asian carp out of Lake Michigan, were effective for fish 5.4 inches or longer.
| Apr 10, 2012
| 5:38 PM
While others found much to criticize about this year's General Assembly, environmental activists hailed it Tuesday as the most significant in decades for advancing long-running efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay.
In a year when lawmakers balked at...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 12:05 PM
America is full of baseball pilgrimages and road trips. Fenway Park in Boston turns 100 this year. Wrigleyville, the neighborhood around Wrigley Field in Chicago is the best baseball neighborhood in the country. California has five major league teams to...
| Jan 5, 2012
I loved the mild December we just experienced in Chicago. Where could I move to where last month's weather would be the December norm?
—Ben Cleveland, Chicago
Chicago's very mild December closed out 7.5 degrees above normal....
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:27 PM
The worst snow this season hit the area about 10:30 p.m., and accumulations of between 3 and 5 inches have been reported across the region, weather officials said.
About 4.7 inches of snow accumulated near Midway Airport as of 8:40 p.m., said Jamie...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 7:19 AM
BLAINE, Ohio — The Blaine Hill Bridge is a monument to Ohio's past.
The 385-foot, brick-paved bridge in Belmont County is also a surviving link to the historical National Road. It dates to 1828 and is the oldest surviving bridge in the Buckeye...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 2:53 PM
I have a confession to make.
I'm utterly addicted to tracing my family's roots. Vic says that kicking a heroin habit might be easier, but I have no intention of overcoming my addiction. I enjoy it too much.
I lay the blame on my mother and my Aunt...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Orland Hills has a library board, but no library. Norwood Park has a paid three-member board with the sole job of overseeing 40 streetlights. And a southern Illinois tuberculosis board has amassed more than $200,000 yet it treats only one patient every...