| Oct 3, 2011
On a September evening, in a large tent pitched outside his bank in downtown Lake Forest, Ed Wehmer took the microphone and addressed 350 people celebrating the 20th anniversary of what is now Wintrust Financial Corp.
The jocular 57-year-old is known...
| Dec 19, 2011
There may be a bit of sass being served up in a glass this holiday season.
“We have items called Bitch, we have Sweet Bitch, comes in three different flavors,” said Goody Goody Wine Specialist Del Dunphy.
If you`re looking for the...
| May 19, 2011
| 8:22 PM
The players were itching to play and the bats must have been itching to knock some baseballs around the field Thursday.
After a postponement Wednesday in the Maryland Class 1A West semifinals, Williamsport dusted off Northern Garrett 12-3, knocking...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 6:30 PM
Do you have a bed bug problem in your city? A new list has been released by BedBugRegistry.Com and Los Angeles and San Francisco are among the Top Ten Most Plagued Cities in America. Now, the good news is: Sacramento didn’t make the list. The bad...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 4:52 PM
Editor's note: Cindy Frazier returned last week from a two-month medical leave. This is her story.
It all started with an itch.
It was mid-February. I was sitting in a staff meeting with our veteran reporter Barbara Diamond when suddenly I couldn't...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 3:06 PM
It didn't start with Twitter — and it won't end with Weiner.
For centuries, the theme of sexual sins committed by the powerful has been scintillating source material for the arts. In poems and plays, in novels and films and TV series, artists...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 3:18 AM
How well do we know our spouses? We want to think we know each other like chocolate knows peanut butter, like eggs know bacon, but do we?
I’m really not sure how well I know my wife, because I have yet to be fundamentally tested. The same goes...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 9:23 AM
Backward reels the bad guy, pummeled and stunned. Round goes the good guy's granite fist, finishing its gorgeous orbit after connecting with the villain's smirking mug.
Up jump hope and inspiration, fortified by daring fictional heroes on the page and on...
| Jul 27, 2011
North Texas is on a hot streak of the worst kind--26 consecutive days of 100 degree temperatures. When the heat is on like it is something has to give--and lately it's been the skin.
Dr. Melissa Rubenstein said she's seen a spike in patients at North...
| Oct 21, 2008
Every few days, Houston police officer Charles Mickens takes a deep breath, and starts a painful and often bloody process.
"Before, there was the itching with the hair there. Now I don't have the itching I have the stinging feeling from the bumps...
| Apr 9, 2009
Michelle Stevens first noticed the red, blotchy patches on her toddler's feet after he started walking. Every time Noah walked outdoors in their grassy backyard, the blotches appeared.
Before long, the itchy patches — signs of eczema —...