| May 26, 2015
| 3:04 PM
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Why can't more businesses be like Menards and publish what their American-made products...
| May 13, 2015
| 3:58 PM
During his career with CBS at WBBM-Ch. 2, Albert Sauser played an important role in historic telecasts including the Kennedy-Nixon debates, the funerals of President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert and the 1968 Democratic National Convention in...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 2:03 PM
Daniel J. Walker’s career took him from a Chicago corporate boardroom to an attention-grabbing political trek across Illinois that led to the governor’s mansion, before closing with a federal prison term for bank fraud and self-exile in...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 4:45 PM
Don't too quickly let go of Dan Walker, one of the most admired and vilified governors of Illinois. His war with Richard J. Daley's Democratic machine took this state on a rollicking ride. Walker died early Wednesday at age 92. He is survived by the...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 1:57 PM
Get too far ahead of public opinion … and you lose.
It's a lesson I learned in college during the late '60s. Not in some political science course, but through my double life as a student at Northwestern University and, between semesters, stock...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:00 PM
If you look closely at the desk where Scott Pelley anchors the "CBS Evening News," you can spot about a dozen small, framed photographs standing off to his right.
They depict the 13 journalists who have died in the line of duty for CBS News, going...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 3:55 PM
Her last elected office was secretary on the board of Villa Dora Condominiums in Mount Dora, a position she held until her death from leukemia on Feb. 3 at the age of 96.
But back in 1951, 33-year-old Sally Luther was the only woman in the Minnesota...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 7:08 AM
Democrats will be heading to Philadelphia next year for their national convention to nominate the party's presidential candidate.
The decision announced Thursday will put Pennsylvania in the national spotlight as Democrats attempt to hold on...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:52 PM
"From Time Immemorial," an against-the-grain account of the Israeli-Arab conflict, started a heated controversy when it was published in 1984.
The book's author, Joan Caro, 78, died of complications from a stroke Monday, Jan. 5, in her Chicago home, said...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:42 AM
Sheldon Patinkin, a crucial figure in the development of improvisational comedy in Chicago and a mentor to generations of American and Canadian comedians, as well as aspiring theatrical directors and other theater artists, died Sunday at the age of 79,...
| Nov 1, 2014
As political theater, the 2014 Illinois gubernatorial race between Bruce Rauner and Pat Quinn is a natural. Pitting a hard-charging businessman against a streetwise incumbent, it evokes a wrestling card: "Daddy Warbucks vs. The Common Man." But this...