| Feb 19, 2014
| 12:23 PM
There are certain traditional editorial cartoons I like to draw. Christmas cartoons, New Year's Day, Labor Day, Groundhog Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Veterans Day, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day and that annual...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
"Twilight" film series vampire Robert Pattinson found a warm body to pay $6.375 million for his Los Feliz home. Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory" is the new owner.
The 1922 Spanish Colonial-style house has a formal entry, a library/study, a den,...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:10 PM
My dogwood had leaf spots last summer. Now my neighbors say it's dead and I should cut it down. Should I?
Your neighbors may think it had Discula anthracnose, a fungal disease that slowly killed many dogwoods — particularly stressed ones —...
| Jan 2, 2014
For me, 2013 was a year of accomplished resolutions: a first.
No, I didn't lose 20 pounds or exercise three times a week. And I didn't quit smoking; I don't smoke.
What I did was change my life and, I believe, became a better mother and wife.
| Mar 16, 2014
Casey O'Halloran and Bridget O'Connor, best friends since high school, have always been crafty. They launched their do-it-yourself blog, DIY Playbook (thediyplaybook.com), in March 2013.
"Our motto is that we have big-league decorating dreams on a...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:54 PM
The mystery packages started showing up in August of 2012.
The Full family just had their fourth child and found themselves driving their 6-year-old from Wheaton to Chicago to learn about things they never thought they'd have to, like medulloblastoma...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
LOS ANGELES Last Mother's Day, Jaret Graham, 14, climbed on the back of an all-terrain vehicle driven by his 12-year-old cousin. As they sped down a paved stretch of country road in west Texas, the 12-year-old lost control, the vehicle went into a ditch...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:44 PM
In 1926, Peggy Rieser opened Ravinia Nursery School in her home's basement along a ravine adjacent to Ravinia Park.
Twelve young children attended.
In 2014, Ravinia Nursery, located on Red Oak Avenue in Highland Park, continues to thrive as a...
| Feb 27, 2014
As a milliner, Lisa Farrell makes hand-crafted hats for women and children and sells them from her shop, Ooh-La-La in Highland Park.
Lately, she's also been playing the Powerball.
"I keep hoping I win the lottery so I can buy the building," Farrell...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Before he was a teenager, Joseph Cordova’s mother had died, he was living with his alcoholic grandmother and suffering from serious dental problems that tore down his confidence — and could have eventually led to life-threatening health...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:30 AM
In the new Lifetime original movie "Lizzie Borden Took an Ax," the protagonist's name is uttered in full many times throughout the film's 87 minutes. She isn't called "Lizzie" or "Miss Borden" but "Lizzie Borden." The notorious name strikes tactical blows...