| Aug 5, 2013
| 9:42 AM
There are few characters on TV more memorable than Mrs. Ari Gold. In real life, actress Perrey Reeves is just as beautiful, funny and intelligent. I met Reeves at the Lifestyle Retreat Lounge at The James Royal Palm in Miami Beach July 20. Reeves is still...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Jaimie Alexander plays a fearless warrior in Thor: The Dark World and in reality, the ravishing actress is just as bold. “It’s been an amazing journey. Returning to the set for this film was like a family reunion,” Alexander said of...
| Sep 4, 2013
Every season offers reasons to get outdoors, and late summer is no exception.
A farewell to summer, a scouting expedition for fall, a season-changing cleansing breath, a declaration of intent to stay active as the weather turns cooler — there...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:30 PM
A trainer who sexually abused a teenage athlete was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison, according to DuPage County prosecutors.
Judge Blanche Hill Fawell sentenced Robert Theodore, 61, who had entered a guilty plea in December to a count of...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 12:03 PM
More than a million people visited the Chicago Botanic Garden this year, setting a record at the 41-year-old sprawling garden in Glencoe.
Attendance at one of the Chicago area's leading tourist attactions has steadily increased in recent years.
| May 20, 2013
| 8:03 AM
It's that time of year again, when families start planning spring and summertime reunions. A good family reunion resort will offer activities and pastimes for all age groups, and accommodations with spacious, connecting rooms and suites, and condo- or...
| Feb 24, 2014
Wesley M. Dixon Jr., a pharmaceutical executive, over the years chaired the boards of leading arts, health and educational institutions in the Chicago area, including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
"Wes was the most important businessperson in...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:40 AM
DuPage County health officials say they have linked two cases of Legionnaires' disease to a hot tub at an LA Fitness club in Naperville.
The men came down with the respiratory disease toward the end of October, according to Jason Gerwig, a spokesman...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:32 PM
The girls gymnastics season kicks off this week at Naperville high schools with some new faces in the coaching ranks — and many familiar names expected at the top of the standings.
On Monday night, Neuqua Valley started the season under first-year...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:40 AM
Three young acts in the country scene closed out the WIRK Rib Round Up Saturday night: the first two performers, Scotty McCreery and Easton Corbin, gave us plenty of solid country. Then came the headline band, with flashing lights, thump-thump-thumping...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 8:18 AM
This is the time of year when a Rockette really has to be on her toes.
On Friday, the high-stepping, perfectly coiffed dancers will bring their "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" to West Palm Beach for a 25-show run. The 20 Rockettes (18 on stage,...