| May 15, 2014
| 6:15 PM
For reasons too complicated to explain here, it was decided that the Mother's Day gift, a large potted flower plant, would not be taken home after Sunday's family gathering west of Harrisburg. Instead, promises were made that the plant would be picked...
| May 17, 2014
I thought our national obsession with bacon was over.
I was wrong.
Bacon has not lost its sizzle. Bacon was not a flash in the pan.
I was reminded of this at a Mother's Day brunch, where herds of pigs, if pigs do travel in herds, gave their all to...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:34 PM
For 10 years Sandy Thomas had been running a 2-mile circuit most mornings around her North Laurel neighborhood of Hammond Village to stay physically fit, but in 2006 life handed her a detour.
Her husband, Jim, died that year from skin cancer, and the...
| May 9, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Noah is more than the name of a popular movie. It is the top name for baby boys born in 2013 in the United States, the Social Security Administration announced on Friday.
Sophia scored the three-peat for girls’ names, being chosen as the top...
| May 16, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Shutterfly spent a good portion of yesterday tweeting apologies to incensed customers on its email list. Earlier in the day, the online-photo-printing company sent out a mass email congratulating people on their new arrivals. The email was part of a...
| May 19, 2014
Dear Amy: I have been with my boyfriend for nine months, living together for five. I give him money on a weekly basis to cover my half of the rent and utilities. A few weeks ago, he confessed that he had spent all of our combined money. This almost got us...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Orange County, meet the new face of homelessness: a single mother in her 20s with two young children.
Of the estimated 12,700 homeless Orange County residents — an alarming number by itself — nearly half are young mothers struggling to care...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:50 AM
NBC had trouble birthing its remake of the horror classic "Rosemary's Baby" on Mother's Day, while the season finale of "Once Upon a Time" propelled ABC to a ratings victory.
According to early numbers from Nielsen, the first installment of the two-...
| May 13, 2014
If the Chicago Symphony Orchestra had an intimate performance space appropriate for art-song programs, such events might not be such a hard sell and we might more often hear concerts on the order of the wonderful all-Schubert song recital given by soprano...
| May 10, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Mother's Day has arrived!
I've rounded up freebies and fun things to do with the lady in your life, from free visits at South Florida attractions to dining deals and flower offers. I also have ways to save on last-minute gifts too, so you can let Mom...
| May 11, 2014
| 10:16 PM
With 15 minutes, 27 seconds left in a tied, tense game Sunday night at the United Center, it felt like the right time for the Blackhawks to get serious.
Captain Serious, of course.
Jonathan Toews detests that nickname almost as much as he hates...