| Dec 23, 2013
Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 officials plan to spend as much as $5.5 million this summer on construction upgrades for the district's eight schools and administrative building.
Officials recently unveiled the district's five-year...
| Nov 7, 2013
Has a carrot ever looked fresher, a radish brighter?
The vegetables in Beatrix Potter's children's stories are so fully and emphatically rendered that, in retrospect, it seems odd that we didn't always see the author and illustrator as a passionate...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Enjoying art is one of the great pleasures of life. Too often, though, art gets short shrift in home decorating. It's remarkably easy to showcase what you have by creating a salon style art wall.
The salon style of hanging artwork involves grouping...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Can a business like Hobby Lobby legitimately claim religious freedom in its legal battle against the Affordable Care Act's mandate that insurance plans cover drugs some people believe cause abortions?
Notre Dame law professor Richard W. Garnett argued...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Setting high expectations for herself at the start of the season, Hinsdale Central tennis player Rugile Valiunaite worked hard to achieve her goals at the state tournament on Oct. 26. In addition to helping the Red Devils tie for first place overall,...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:12 PM
LONDON — The elderly gentleman appeared nervous when authorities questioned him during a customs check aboard a train from Switzerland to Germany. He was carrying about $12,000 in cash, just within the legal limit.
But a feeling that something was...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: I have an extensive and rare collection amassed over years of collecting, all related to Judy Garland. I want to sell it all. There are 150 albums, 40 books, and countless song sheets, magazines, photos, posters, etc. There has to be someone out...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:12 PM
I want to do a lasagna garden. Will that work over a zoysiagrass lawn?
Garden author Pat Lanza popularized this method of soil preparation and gardening and has coined it "Lasagna Gardening." This is a great time to start a new garden for next year,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Whatever your views about the legality of the Obama administration’s requirement that employee health plans cover contraception, you have to hope that the Supreme Court will take the case of Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. et al. After all, how...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Richard Nixon's helicopter once landed on the back lawn so the president could play a round at the nearby Lakeside Golf Club. Lucille Ball and Jack Benny drank and gossiped at the holiday parties in the living room. And the homeowner, Bob Hope, tried...
| Sep 24, 2013
A federal appeals court has thrown enforcement of one of the Affordable Care Act's mandates into confusion by accepting a bizarre argument: that businesses can refuse on religious grounds to include birth control in employee health plans.