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  • Value on souvenirs varies widely

    Q: What can you tell me about these plates that I found at a thrift shop? Are they worth anything? A: Indeed they are, and I'm going to invite readers to think this through with me. Clue I: Seen in images, the reader has several plates with a relief...
  • 10 things you might not know about lies

    10 things you might not know about lies
    Truth is a battleground these days. Five Chicago-area police officers are accused of lying on the stand. A Republican protester shadows Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's events dressed as "Quinnochio." A basketball coach loses a $1 million-a-year job at the...
  • Mansion's lawn fills for Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts

    Nature couldn't have been more gracious Saturday as she beckoned visitors of all ages to the 18th annual Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts at Montpelier Mansion in South Laurel. "We got very, very lucky with the weather," said Montpelier...
  • What's coming up?

    What's coming up?
    If you're a reader looking for an author/book event this week, you're in luck. From sports to history, fiction, poetry and more, this week's calendar is full of opportunities for readers and writers to meet and chat about the topics they love. Tuesday,...
  • May: Connecticut Goes To War

    May: Connecticut Goes To War
    As we move into May, the Courant continues its yearlong observance of the newspaper’s 250th anniversary with a new theme — Connecticut at War. Connecticut has always played key roles in conflict, both domestically and internationally. We...
  • The 'Provision State': Connecticut Resources Fed Struggle For Independence

    The 'Provision State': Connecticut Resources Fed Struggle For Independence
    Freezing cold, stricken with smallpox and under attack from enemy ships in a foreign land, a regiment of American soldiers fled their encampment in Deschambault, Canada, early on the morning of May 7, 1776. Under the command of Col. Charles Burrall, the...
  • Economy is looking up, but politics are stuck in neutral

    WASHINGTON -- On the surface, the news that the nation's unemployment rate dropped last month from 6.7 to 6.3 percent would seem to be cause to conclude that the American economy is finally recovering from the Great Recession of 2008. Instead, the...
  • Paying tribute to Patch: A Blue Mountain League icon is honored for his contributions to local baseball

    O.R. "Patch" Pacchioli was thrilled to be with 150 of his favorite people on Sunday night at the Holy Family Club in Nazareth. They all gathered to salute Pacchioli on his seven decades of service to the Blue Mountain League in general and the Martins...
  • Wilmette artist creates gift for Obama to give to French president

    As a custom furniture designer on the North Shore, Rohan Ward has had his share of discerning and distinguished clients. But when Ward, 37, was hired to create a table for President Obama to present to French President Francois Hollande, the Wilmette...
  • Local Voices North: Jan. 30 edition

    Local Voices North: Jan. 30 edition
    Letters to the editor from Palatine, Glenview, Hoffman Estates, Skokie, Park Ridge, Northbrook and Arlington Heights. Winter walking As a life-long walker at age 77, it's a struggle in this kind of weather to get to the library, stores, etc., in...
  • Wilmette man crafts table for Obama to give as gift

    Wilmette man crafts table for Obama to give as gift
    As a custom furniture designer on the North Shore, Rohan Ward has had his share of discerning and distinguished clients. But when Ward, 37, was hired to create a table for President Obama to present to French President Francois Hollande, the Wilmette...