| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:11 PM
A former USC professor was named Monday to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted fugitives list after he was indicted for sex crimes against children abroad, FBI officials said.
Walter Lee Williams became the 500th person to make the FBI's top list, officials said....
| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:06 PM
USC is "fully cooperating" with federal authorities investigating an ex-professor accused of child sex crimes who was placed on the FBI's Most Wanted list, university officials said.
In a statement issued Tuesday, USC confirmed that Walter Lee Williams,...
| Jun 12, 2013
Book sale in Clarendon Hills
A wide variety of books, DVDs and CDs will be available for sale at rock-bottom prices at the annual Clarendon Hills Public Library Book Sale, at 7 N. Prospect Ave., from
Thursday, June 13 through Monday, June 17. Sale...
| Dec 23, 2012
My soldier son called last month to wish his mother and me a happy Thanksgiving. My iPhone buzzed and there he was, sitting in a gun tower, his smiling face bathed in gauzy infrared light, an M249 machine gun propped at the ready behind him. For...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:10 AM
One of the stands of lemon grass in the middle of the Vermont Square Community Garden is in full flower now, a somewhat unusual occurrence. It’s not a particularly attractive phase for the plants, which look like overgrown weeds on their last legs....
| Mar 20, 2013
This is the time of year when many events are happening. To make everything a bit more stressful, most people are hurriedly trying to gather all the records they need for their taxes. I feel sorry for all those involved with tax preparation. Few of them...
| Mar 22, 2013
Those of us of a certain age remember the Vietnam War. Many served in Vietnam or had brothers or sons who did.
Others, like me, came home from school and watched it on television every day on the news. Vietnam was the first war to come into the American...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Our government historically has armed soldiers with the technology necessary to succeed on the battlefield, enabling them to topple targets like Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. Washington finally is recognizing the importance of technology on the home...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Rugs have been appearing on shoulders and wrists and backs, carried as colorful, one-of-a-kind purses and handbags. These modern carpetbags use kilim (flat weave), dhurries (hand-woven, vegetable-dyed cotton), suzani (embroidered cotton or silk) and...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Shaped like a teardrop and carved out of the eastern bank of the Bush River, the UNDEX Test Facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground has earned the nickname "Super Pond" for its unusual properties.
Viewed from above, the man-made pond looks much darker...
| Jun 9, 2013
Hti Tain Monastery, Myanmar — Our horses arrived in a cloud of dust, clattering on the gravel road. Their manes were a little shabby, their saddles worn, but they looked sturdy and lively, capable of the two-day trek that would take me and my sons,...