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  • Lawmakers approving state budget ahead of adjournment

    Lawmakers approving state budget ahead of adjournment
    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers today have begun to send portions of a new state budget to Gov. Pat Quinn, the one task they must complete ahead of their Saturday adjournment deadline. The spending plan puts off the tough decision of whether to extend the...
  • Lawmakers nearing end of spring session and still no budget

    Lawmakers nearing end of spring session and still no budget
    The General Assembly will be back in session today on one of the last days of the spring session, with lawmakers still trying to agree on a state budget. The Senate is set to reconvene at 10 a.m. and the House at 11:30 a.m. House Speaker Michael...
  • Barack Obama's presidency is spiraling downward

    Barack Obama's presidency is spiraling downward
    "Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job." That was George W. Bush's infamous compliment to Michael Brown, his then-director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It came as New Orleans lay flooded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, with thousands of...
  • Lincoln Awards to Recognize Supporters of Veterans and Military Families

    The Friars Club Foundation is set to present "The Lincoln Awards: A Concert for Veterans and the Military Family," which will recognize achievement and excellence in providing opportunities and support to U.S. veterans and military families. Presented in...
  • Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'

    Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'
    California wine received a rare honor when the Smithsonian Institution chose the two bottles that won the famous Paris Tasting of 1976 as part of the museum’s online exhibit “101 Objects That Made America.” The two bottles are, of...
  • Wasserman Schultz marks Juneteenth

    Wasserman Schultz marks Juneteenth
    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. Her statement:...
  • What happened to the Star-Spangled Banner's missing star?

    Decades of careful restoration and study have revealed a lot about the flag that flew over Fort McHenry after its defenders fought off a naval attack during the War of 1812: the swatches taken as mementos of the pivotal battle, the areas worn by time,...
  • Concert review: Miley Cyrus at Amway Center

    Concert review: Miley Cyrus at Amway Center
    Much fuss has been made about the sexually-charged content of Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz Tour, but the pop star is thoughtful enough to include a parental advisory label among the show’s visual diversions. Of course, that warning came too late for...
  • 'The Address': Ken Burns in stellar form

    'The Address': Ken Burns in stellar form
    Does U.S. history have a more effective or thoughtful champion than Ken Burns? The "Civil War" filmmaker delivers another sublime achievement in "The Address," which premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday on PBS. It's a real change of pace for Burns, a...
  • Chicago Literary Club celebrates 140 years of intellectual pursuit

     Chicago Literary Club celebrates 140 years of intellectual pursuit
    "The Chicago Literary Club is neither literary nor a club. Discuss." So posits Bill Barnhart in a paper he prepared for presentation at the April 28 meeting of the club. The paper, titled "Clubbing," recounts the history of one of Chicago's august...
  • Review - 'Michael Jordan: The Life' by Roland Lazenby

    Review - 'Michael Jordan: The Life' by Roland Lazenby
    In his massive and utterly definitive biography, "Michael Jordan: The Life," Roland Lazenby wastes no time establishing his subject's significance. "The convergence of culture and technology," he writes in the prologue, "had thrust him into this...