| Feb 18, 2015
| 12:17 PM
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Keep red-light cameras
| Feb 12, 2015
It figures. Tim Wirkus sits in a restaurant by UC Irvine talking about his book "City of Brick and Shadow," a novel about the elusive quest to nail down the truth, and his responses stymie a reporter's facile attempts to connect art to life.
| Jan 5, 2015
| 7:37 PM
For an under-the-radar billionaire whose nickname is Silent Stan, the owner of the St. Louis Rams just made his voice heard loud and clear.
Stan Kroenke has joined forces with the owners of the Hollywood Park site, and they plan to build a massive...
| Feb 11, 2015
Boynton Beach's Maya Behura, 7, a second-grader at Citrus Cove Elementary School tied for second place (in the second grade category) in the National K-12 Chess Championship that took place last December in Orlando.
Maya also was the highest finishing...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 11:48 AM
Ralph V. Marchetti, a veteran city public schools educator who was also a familiar presence at Camden Yards, where he served as an usher for two decades, died Dec. 18 at his Overlea home of heart failure.
He was 65.
"Ralph was among the kindest and most...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:56 PM
Every year, it seems as if more talented Lehigh Valley natives and former residents are hitting the big screen.
In 2015, actors, animators, costume designers, composers, producers and directors are working in movies both big and small. The sheer...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 12:30 PM
U.S. President Barack Obama, the premature Nobel Peace Prize winner, appears to have finally pried himself away from the gaming console and gone outside for some fresh air. Hopefully he'll stay there so Europe can recover from its hangover -- and from...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:29 AM
I’m not expecting much readership today, so I’ll hold off on another Movie Quote Quiz.
Instead, in keeping with the way the holidays promote family activities, I’ll offer a list of the five best board games. This was inspired in...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 1:43 PM
Grayslake Area Public Library
100 Library Lane
(847) 223-5313; www.grayslake.info
Performance: Those Were the Days Radio Players will perform at 3 p.m. Jan. 25. It is free and all ages are welcome. Return to the bygone days of old-time radio as they...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:54 AM
When an audience member at a recent City Club of Chicago luncheon asked state Sen. Jim Oberweis if he planned to challenge U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, a fellow Republican, in 2016, the question drew nervous laughter from the crowd.
Oberweis, who is...
| Oct 14, 2014
Cory Doctorow’s short story, “Anda’s Game,” was released in 2004, but it’s only become more relevant in the past decade. […]...