| Jan 17, 2013
A soccer coach was arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony lewd conduct with a 15-year-old female player he coached at a private Irvine soccer club, police said Ian M. Ebert, 26, was taken into custody in Los Gatos, where he......
| Jan 20, 2013
It's only work if you would rather be doing something else... Pauline Phillips, the original Dear Abby This line was quoted in many of the obituaries of Phillips, who died last week at 94. It's a wonderful sentiment that reflects......
| Oct 1, 2013
By Andrea Garcia-Vargas, editorial board intern Popular Science’s decision last week to shut down its comment section—for good—has brought about yet another controversy over reader comments. Multiple publications have already refined...
| Mar 15, 2013
Friday's print column Chicago’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at noon Saturday from the intersection of Balbo and Columbus Drives in Grant Park and head north about half a mile to Monroe Drive. You couldn’t pay me......
| Jun 18, 2012
| 8:57 AM
DEAR AMY: My neighbor has two sons who are the same age as my son. They used to play together.
Recently, these neighbor boys and another pair of boys from the neighborhood decided that my son was hanging around too much.
Their moms have given them...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 10:47 AM
| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:53 AM
It's time to hang up the whisks. After 40 years in the newspaper business — 34 of them with the Chicago Tribune as a food writer and editor — I will be retiring April 1. It has been a 40-year feast, to say the least.
In 1973, when I started...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 11:30 AM
By Carolyn Crimi, illustrated by David Roberts
HarperCollins, $16.99, ages 5-8
This picture book will work best for 5- and 6-year-olds when read aloud, preferably by an adult who will act out the different voices and tones from this feline...
| Feb 23, 2011
Chris Kimball is a busy man.
Since 2001 he has hosted "America's Test Kitchen" on PBS while holding down his editorial duties with Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines. If that sounds like a couple of full-time jobs, it is.
So where on...
| May 27, 2011
| 3:50 AM
Verbal clashes inside, fistfights outside, and toasts to the legendary saloon keeper marked the closing night at Elaine's. The landmark upper Eastside saloon closed its doors for the last time early Thursday morning.
Hundreds of longtime regulars...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 3:43 PM
Several weeks ago, I wrote about Machelle Murray, a local mom who is struggling to find answers about her insurance coverage as she battles cancer. The column prompted an outpouring of advice, support and even money for Murray.
It also brought several...