| Jul 9, 2014
Elwood residents have long tolerated growing tractor-trailer traffic that rattles homes, strains nerves and interrupts funeral processions to the nearby national military cemetery. But with 8,000 big rigs rolling through town each day, many say their...
| Jul 11, 2014
Chicago-area authors continue to tell us about their favorite characters from childhood books as a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication. Here's what they said....
| Jun 23, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Presidential portrait paintings are a time-honored tradition for all sitting chief executives. But the Smithsonian in Washington has recently broken new ground by creating a 3-D printed portrait of President Obama that is believed to be the first of its...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:34 AM
On Monday night, Vickie Guerrero's time in the WWE came to an end as she lost a match to, and was "fired" by, Stephanie McMahon.
If this is legitimately the end of Vickie's career, and right now all signs are that it is, it completes a nine-year run...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The video opens with a few bars of adrenalin-pumping music. We see a topsy-turvy camera angle, sky, trees, darkness, then a staccato pop, pop, pop that blends rhythmically with the music, but of course it's gunfire, lots of gunfire, followed by a few...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:52 AM
July 13: Biking with Beanzie, DeKalb. The Kishwaukee Kiwanis sponsor this annual charity ride with routes from 27 to 101 miles. There's also a community/family ride of 3, 5 or 8 miles. tinyurl.com/knabebp. Miles from Chicago: 65
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Andy Serkis is always game to give the fans what they want. Whether he's on a set or at a convention, his range of creature voices, including Gollum from the "Lord of the Rings" movies and Caesar, the proud chimpanzee of the "Planet of the Apes" films....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:48 AM
If you drive downtown on the Jones Falls Expressway, you might have noticed a new billboard just south of Orleans Street featuring a blurry image of George Washington and the word “DRUNK” in big bold letters.
No, it’s not a leftover...
| Jun 28, 2014
All of his senatorial colleagues were present and the galleries were packed on June 10, 1964, when Everett Dirksen rose to speak to the most far-reaching legislative proposal since the New Deal.
The senior senator from Illinois was a celebrated orator,...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:30 PM
After scoring a surprise box office success with his "2016: Obama's America," an agitprop portrait of our current U.S. president as a "breathtakingly anti-American" radical, conservative author and sociopolitical commentator Dinesh D'Souza strikes again...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Although Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace's Union troops had slowed Confederates advance through Maryland at Monocacy in July 1964, the rebel march continued.
Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early pressed his exhausted troop onto his next target: Washington.