| Mar 23, 2014
Long before President Barack Obama rebuked Russian President Vladimir Putin for grabbing Crimea, supposedly to protect ethnic Russians, another Illinois politician similarly castigated a potentate for being trigger happy and sticky fingered.
| May 16, 2014
| 4:46 AM
He's a West Coast prodigy, but California Chrome's roots reach deep into Maryland. Both the dam and one grand-dam of the Preakness favorite were foaled and raised on a 70-acre farm in Chestertown. The owners, Tom and Chris Bowman, couldn't have imagined...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:57 AM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, marked Juneteenth -- also known as Emancipation Day -- on Thursday.
It's a day that's significant to many in the African-American community.
| Apr 27, 2014
Forty years ago this Thursday, Tribune readers found an extraordinary special section in their morning paper — a 44-page transcript of taped Oval Office conversations, the long-sought smoking gun of Watergate, perhaps the greatest political crisis...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Brian Childers steps into the shoes of a legendary song-and-dance man, a new theater company steps up to the plate with the baseball-themed "Take Me Out," and Hershey Felder steps back in time to 19th-century America in a new show at the Geffen.
| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:10 PM
I'm so grateful for everyone reading all year 'round that I wish I could show up at every single reader's doorstep this morning at 5 with a cup of hot chocolate, your daily paper and a big hug.
Unfortunately, that's not possible....
| Dec 28, 2013
| 7:43 AM
Perched atop a dark brown pole on North Lincoln Avenue, a red, white and blue sign with President Abraham Lincoln's image has greeted newcomers and regulars to Lincoln Restaurant for decades.
The mom-and-pop diner and its Civil War theme thrived for...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The late Jack Germond's was a name with which The Sun could be proud to be associated decades ago. But today's Sun is something else. It has former Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. writing columns in a paper that is a mere shell of its former self ("...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:24 PM
The Maryland Historical Society can thank document thief Barry H. Landau for some recent additions to its collection.
Landau's capture at the Baltimore institution sparked a multistate investigation that ended in his conviction for stealing 10,000...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:18 PM
For George Jacobs, whose business card proclaimed him "The Last of the Rat Pack," there were some very good years.
From 1953 to 1968, he was Frank Sinatra's valet, traveling companion and pal, a gentleman's gentleman who poured the Jack Daniels at...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 9:56 PM
Born in Brooklyn 30 years apart, singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka, the onetime Brill Building composer who found unlikely midcareer success with Elton John, and multidimensional rap entrepreneur Jay Z, still defining much of contemporary music and style...