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Christmas

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  • Donald Munger, ex-Chicago cop a fixture on O'Hare detail, dies at 90

     Donald Munger, ex-Chicago cop a fixture on O'Hare detail, dies at 90
    Donald Munger spent almost half of his 33-year Chicago police career in what he often said was "the best job he ever had" — commanding lieutenant of the O'Hare International Airport detail. He'd say that despite being around the deadliest aviation...
  • Lombard cancels summer 'Taste' festival for 2015

    The Village of Lombard is promising fireworks and fun, but no food at this year's annual Fourth of July celebration. In a decision announced Friday in a new release, village officials said they will suspend Taste of Lombard, the multi-day carnival and...
  • Physicist Tyson says he's surprised by reaction to Christmas Day tweet

    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says his Christmas tweet about Isaac Newton shouldn't be interpreted to mean he's anti-Christian. Tyson, who will host a new late-night talk show on the National Geographic Channel starting in April, attracted attention...
  • After 31 tries, finally, a perfect family Christmas

    There's this coffee cup I like. It's chipped, but in a spot on the rim that would never touch your lips. When dirty, I put it in the dishwasher. When clean, I nudge it back on the shelf. At some point, one of the children — livid over some unrelated...
  • Niles crime briefs: Door lock filled with glue on Christmas day

    Niles crime briefs: Door lock filled with glue on Christmas day
    BURGLARY 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. PROPERTY...
  • 10 steps to staying organized

    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...
  • 'The Interview' earns $31 million from VOD, $5 million at box office

    Sony Pictures' "The Interview," the movie at the center of the crippling cyber attack on the studio, has grossed $31 million through video on demand as of Sunday.  The movie has been rented or purchased about 4.3 million times through services including...
  • Whiskey makers fight fire with cinnamon: Everyone chasing Fireball's heat

    The cinnamon wars get hotter every day or night, as the case may be. If you've been at a holiday party recently, chances are you were offered a shot of cinnamon whiskey. Most likely it was Fireball. Sazerac's hugely popular cinnamon whiskey was recently...
  • Authorities arrest woman accused of ripping off elderly couple last month

    Authorities arrest woman accused of ripping off elderly couple last month
    She was a young woman in a tight situation with the holidays fast approaching. That's the desperate tale Brittany Murphy concocted for an elderly Orange County couple last month. It was enough, investigators say, to tug on the couple's heart strings...
  • Lenhoff: A Christmas wish for peace -- and luck

    Lenhoff: A Christmas wish for peace -- and luck
    After all the hype and hoopla, shopping and wrapping, partying and planning, Christmas Day is finally here once again. Following on the heels of the eight-day observation of Chanukah, which culminated just the other night, our homes have been full of...
  • Foster teen finds stability in tutoring program but seeks more in life

    Foster teen finds stability in tutoring program but seeks more in life
    Martavius woke up in his 13th foster home this Christmas morning. There is no shame in that. But there is profound sadness, understandably. "It's kind of hard," he said, "because I see so many kids get to spend it with their actual parents and they're...