| May 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Today my long-time Dutch friends, Hans and Marjet, are driving me to polder country -- the vast fields reclaimed from the sea where cows graze, tiny canals function as fences, and only church spires and windmills interrupt the horizon.
Hans is behind the...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 12:15 PM
The long-running legal dispute over the Norton Simon Museum's 16th century "Adam" and "Eve" paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder took a turn on Friday when a federal appeals court reversed a 2012 decision from a lower court that had dismissed plaintiff ...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:50 AM
A riveting World Cup resumes Friday with no end to the drama in sight.
For all of the wacky results in the pre-knockout phase, the round of 16 played to form -- even as it took a while, with five of eight matches spilling into overtime and a sixth...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Long-ago immigrants to the United States sought reminders of home and hopes for prosperity in New World landscapes. Within the Midwest are small towns with big pride in their ethnic heritage. These places, population 3,500 or fewer, flaunt and invest in...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 12:53 PM
I came to The Beautiful Game — futbol — rather late in life.
I'm referencing, of course, the sport that most Americans know as soccer.
Let me warn you. This sort of life-altering process — falling in love with soccer — begins...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Should they bring the World Cup home to the Netherlands, the Dutch players are in for a treat -- at least those with an adventurous spirit.
An aerospace engineering company that plans to offer commercial flights into space beginning next year has...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 11:35 AM
You can go to Iceland for hot pools. Chicago for art deco. Napa for wines. The Galapagos or Antarctica for penguins. Norway for cascading waterfalls. Miami's Wynwood section for graffiti. Minnesota for kayaking.
But then, you also can see hot pools, art...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Oklahoma has seen a boom in two things in recent years: oil and gas production and earthquakes.
To many residents, the timing says it all. Before the oil and gas industry started drilling so many underground injection wells, they say, it was rare to...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:08 AM
Frankfort has secured another building block for bolstering its downtown.
Trustees voted 5-0 on Monday to approve the $275,000 acquisition of the Fra-Milco Cabinet Company property at 2 Smith St.
Brothers Fred and Tom Mrozek, in business more than...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Excavation work is complete on a new building that will get Frankfort trustees out of the basement.
The village board, which has met in the lower level of the police station for about five years, signed off earlier this year on more $5 million to...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Soon the World Cup will dominate sports conversations around the globe. And while soccer has made inroads in the U.S., some Chicagoans may not be up to speed. But there's no need to study maps and atlases. RedEye has comparisons to help everyone...