| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:20 AM
He may not self-identify as a philosopher, being a proud gearhead and gas-station grease monkey at heart, but Mark Mendenhall was nothing if not profound when he looked around and took stock of all he surveyed.
"You can have 4,000 signs," he said, a...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:52 AM
In the recent Hobby Lobby decision addressing the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandate for women's contraception, the U.S. Supreme Court raised several issues about religious freedom and the rights of corporations. What it didn't consider was whether...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:46 PM
A federal judge today refused to release Chicago real estate developer John Thomas on bail so he can repair and then help sell the Riverdale marina project he was convicted of looting, saying he found it "absolutely impossible to trust" that the serial...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:46 PM
GLENDALE — With time on their hands and looking for something constructive and fun to do during their summer break, 14-year-olds Elin Alexan and Preny Baghoomian found just what they were looking for.
“We’re best friends, so we wanted...
| Jul 28, 2014
This summer, a remarkable transformation has occurred:
I have become a fabulous gardener.
Or so I began to conclude, looking at my yard this year.
My relatively new shrubs and perennials, which by all rights by now I should have killed?
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:12 AM
August is the time many gardeners have been waiting for – It’s vegetable gardening time. Yes, get ready for nine months of great gardening. Sure, it is hot now, but in about sixty days the weather starts to turn cooler. By then it is too...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 7:39 AM
Summer sure is hot and sometime you just have to escape to a cooler place.
We did to a more northern climate where the gardens were just beginning to display their harvests.
“Would you like a fresh squash?” one gardener asked.
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:23 PM
The top rising stars in the game of tennis were on display at the 2014 United States Tennis Association Girls 14 National Clay Court Championships at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center at Central Park from July 13-19 in the city of Plantation.
| Aug 8, 2014
Recently Carrie Barnett was dining out when patrons at the next table noticed her Gerber/Hart Library and Archives T-shirt. Barnett is president of the 33-year-old nonprofit organization, which is the steward of the Midwest's largest circulating library,...
| Jul 22, 2014
MOUNT DORA — To walk across the stage and receive a diploma at high-school graduation is a thrill for any young person.
But for Brianna Ryan, 18, of Eustis, it was an accomplishment that also enabled her to receive the President's Award for...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Let’s see: The U.S. Supreme Court has nine justices. Six of them are men and three of them are women.
The three women happen to have been appointed by Democratic presidents: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, appointed by President Clinton, and Elena Kagan...