| Dec 26, 2014
| 11:00 AM
I will bow to no one in my affection for holiday cooking. For our Christmas open house every year, I make gallons of posole and black beans. One family holiday tradition is spending a day decorating hundreds of cookies. There is no Christmas Eve without...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 1:23 PM
A home on the 9000 block of Grace Avenue was burglarized between 2 and 6 p.m., Dec. 22, and a home on the 8400 block of Milwaukee Avenue was burglarized on Dec. 30 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. No further details were provided.
| Dec 3, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Tricia and Michael Boren of Darien are making merry for the 25th year as Santa and Mrs. Claus, delighting crowds at holiday parties. They’ve appeared at hospitals, retirement communities and private homes.
At a young age, Michael went from a...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 12:05 PM
“Christmas Eve will find me, where the love light gleams. I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams.”
How can you not love the last few lines of the classic carol, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” as only Bing...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove will welcome the holidays with its annual holiday film festival, and special showings of “It’s A Wonderful Life.”
The festival runs from Dec. 7 to 11 with classics spanning several decades. Tickets...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 12:18 PM
Clipping coupons, scanning advertisements, following mommy bloggers on Facebook all can save you some money. But without organization, all of those efforts are largely insignificant.
The key to an effective budget management plan — and saving as...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Christmastime takes me back to 1949. We were refugees who came to the U.S. that September. I was 10 years old, placed in sixth grade and spoke no English. My teacher and classmates in the Catholic school were very kind and helpful, but it was a struggle....
| Dec 1, 2014
| 2:41 PM
A holiday cookie may begin with a mix of butter, sugar and flour. But its soul comes from the children, family and friends who shape, bake and embellish those ingredients with vanilla, chocolate, spices, fruits, nuts, brightly colored sugars and icings....
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:23 PM
The White House, styled into a "Children's Winter Wonderland," dazzled its first holiday visitors on Wednesday with room after room of festive decor.
First lady Michelle Obama welcomed military families and children as the Christmas season's inaugural...
| Dec 5, 2014
The Historic Waverly Mansion Holiday Tours, featuring rooms decorated by the Garden Clubs of Howard County, will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, and 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at 2300 Waverly Mansion Drive in Marriottsville....
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Christmas is coming, and even if we might not all be singing carols, we'll at least be hearing them, even if just from gas station loudspeakers. Shepherds, the wise men and angels are the frequent flyers, mentioned multiple times in repeated verses....