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  • Read & Write: More local authors on favorite kids book characters

    Read & Write: More local authors on favorite kids book characters
    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....
  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Braves Storm of Policy Battles

    Tom Wheeler believes that television programming is in the midst of a Golden Age. When asked what shows he watches, the FCC chairman doesn't hesitate, reeling off "House of Cards," "True Detective" and "Sherlock," and he admits to enjoying the...
  • Up Close: Cheyne Walls' 'Gates of the Valley'

    Up Close: Cheyne Walls' 'Gates of the Valley'
    The first in an occasional series in which the Coastline Pilot spotlights artworks on display around Laguna Beach. It's a safe bet that most vacationers would postpone a Yosemite trip if they heard that a storm was coming. Cheyne Walls isn't most...
  • $100 million for Obama library advances after 'do over' in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD — This time there was no doubt that Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan officially won approval on a vote Wednesday for his legislation to put $100 million toward a Barack Obama presidential library. Two weeks ago, Republicans...
  • Local Voices: May 8 edition

    Local Voices: May 8 edition
    Letters to the editor for the May 8 TribLocal print edition from Palatine, Niles, Park Ridge and Kenilworth. Flee Illinois There's a new commercial on TV promoting Illinois tourism that shows an animated Abraham Lincoln doll enthusiastically jumping...
  • Sally Field to Receive a Star on the Walk of Fame

    Sally field's come a long way, baby. She began as TV's "Gidget" (1965-66). So convinced she wasn't going to get the part, Field attended the audition with her beach bag so she could go swimming afterward. She was Gidget even before she got the role....
  • The Army of the James drives toward Richmond

    Three weeks after taking command of the Union army on March 10, 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant boarded a steamer in Northern Virginia and headed toward Fort Monroe for what he hoped would be a landmark step in winning the Civil War. Arriving early on...
  • As it woos the GOP, Las Vegas' anything-goes image isn't an asset

    On a recent afternoon, in her airy office above downtown, Mayor Carolyn Goodman delivered an ode to Las Vegas: its weather, parks, dining, shopping, arts scene, airport, medical facilities. Sin, she added almost as an aside, can be found anywhere in the...
  • How John Oliver and HBO Shattered TV's Comedy-News Format

    Brevity, so it has been said, is the soul of wit. John Oliver seems to believe the opposite is equally true. The comedian has been letting loose on his new HBO program "Last Week Tonight," unveiling segments that can last anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes...
  • LBJ ring missing from archives

    LBJ ring missing from archives
    When Samuel L. Morison of Crofton was charged this week with stealing documents from the U.S. Navy's archive in Washington, it was a rare event for the facility. "There has not been a theft like this in recent memory," said Paul Taylor, a spokesman for...
  • Lockport celebrates its heritage through steampunk

     Lockport celebrates its heritage through steampunk
    Steampunk is the theme for a new art and entertainment series that kicked off in Lockport this month in conjunction with Old Canal Days and runs to mid-August. It combines elements of science fiction and fantasy with 19th-century technology and...