| Apr 29, 2011
| 2:17 PM
Richard Daley leaves office this month as one of the most ambitious mayors Chicago ever had, a political heir who embraced and transcended his birthright but whose hands-on drive to improve the city he loved did not always match his reach.
| Apr 29, 2011
| 4:50 PM
"… And as we enter this new season, it's time to leave behind old setbacks, disappointments and battles. Because in the campaign for a better Chicago, we're all allies. Our common opponents are crime and ignorance, waste and fraud, poverty and...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 9:33 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- California Governor Jerry Brown underwent surgery last week to remove a cancerous growth from his nose, his office said Saturday.
The growth was removed Friday after tests revealed it may be basal cell carcinoma, a common type of...
| Jul 7, 2010
Joe Gatto said he knew this day would come.
Standing in the courtyard of the Autry National Center of the American West in Griffith Park on Monday afternoon, the longtime arts teacher said he knew his son, Mike, was headed for elected office 22 years...
| Jul 12, 2010
WASHINGTON — Remember NASA? It once represented to the world the apogee of American scientific and technological achievement. Here is President Barack Obama's vision of NASA's mission, as explained by administrator Charles Bolden:
"One was he...
| Aug 12, 2010
Dan Rostenkowski, an old-style Chicago ward boss who became one of the nation's most powerful legislators during the Reagan era before a stunning fall to corruption charges that left him branded a political anachronism, has died. He was 82.
| Jan 11, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Here they come. Three neighboring jurisdictions are set to launch the latest editions of their winter restaurant promotions. Baltimore County's promotion starts Jan. 14, Baltimore City's starts Jan. 21, and Howard County's starts Jan. 17.
| Jan 15, 2011
| 3:42 PM
Kay Mills, a widely respected journalist and award-winning author whose books reflected her deep interest in women's issues and the civil rights movement, died Thursday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 69.
The cause was a heart...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 3:28 PM
When Walter Hill was flipping through the first 40 pages of the science fiction/horror script that became "Alien," he considered it turgid, a snooze.
"I thought it was just terrible," said Hill, who co-wrote and co-produced the movie with his partner,...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 8:42 AM
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Lieberman was so determined to hang onto his seat in 2006 after losing the Democratic primary in Connecticut that he ran as an independent. Now he's leaving without a fight.
The 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee, who...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 4:40 PM
By Elle Harrow and Terry Markowitz
Newport Beach's fifth annual Restaurant Week, a culinary celebration that offers gourmet prix fixe menus at bargain prices, will take place from Jan. 21 to Jan. 27.
The concept has been hugely successful since...