| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:45 PM
The day we interviewed Michael Pettersen about his dream job, he began his 38th year with Shure Inc., a Niles-based audio electronics company whose iconic microphones have been associated with everyone from Harry Truman to Elvis Presley.
| Feb 20, 2014
Letters to the editor from Schaumburg, Morton Grove, Park Ridge and Niles.
The primary election season is upon us. Many citizens gripe about their disgust of government and of those who hold public office. Conversations then drift...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
About 10 years ago, when Donna Braley was 79, her family started to notice that she was having trouble doing the things she'd always loved to do -- crocheting, cooking, doing crossword puzzles. Because her children lived in different states, it took a...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Some of you, upon hearing that "Brief Encounter" has been adapted to the stage, will immediately roll your eyes and ask, "Why would anyone be foolish enough to compete with the memory of David Lean's classic film?"
Well, the British company Kneehigh has...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Harold Ramis, the estimable comedy writer, director and actor whose resume includes "Groundhog Day," "Ghostbusters," "Animal House," "Caddyshack" and "National Lampoon's Vacation," died on Monday at age 69.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the cause of...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Denise Charrier McQuighan, a database engineer and Johns Hopkins University graduate, died of cancer March 5 at her Gaithersburg home. She was 55.
Born Denise Anne Charrier in Cincinnati, she was the daughter of George Charrier, an engineer who lives...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Across the street from a wine lounge and a gourmet sausage spot on Glendale Boulevard in Atwater Village, a small red-and-white neon sign reads: "DAVE'S ACCORDION SCHOOL."
Inside, black and tan cases sprawl in a row along the floor, and two shelves hold...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 11:43 AM
John Weber, a tenor who sang in opera productions and was the music director of a Rodgers Forge church, died of an apparent heart attack Jan. 17. The Catonsville resident was 50.
His brother, Thomas Proveaux, said Mr. Weber collapsed at the wheel of his...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:05 PM
"At Middleton," the new romantic comedy starring Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia as strangers who collide during a campus tour with their college-bound kids, is like a feckless flirtation.
I use the word "feckless" because it keeps popping up in the film,...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Inside a small TV studio in Los Angeles, Ondi Timoner is absorbed again in the making of documentaries. She's on the phone discussing editing options for one project, then planning for the fundraising event of another. Standing nearby is director...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:22 AM
Five months after leaving her seat as one of the founding hosts of ABC-TV’s daytime talk show “The View,” Joy Behar says one of her biggest surprises is that she doesn’t have to have every moment of her life scheduled.......