| Jun 3, 2015
| 2:12 PM
Profiles Theatre will perform several new-to-Chicago shows next season.
Plays by Jez Butterworth, Beth Henley, Penelope Skinner and Neil LaBute will join Profiles' usual holiday show, "Hellcab" by Will Kern, a spokeswoman for the theater said Wednesday....
| Apr 13, 2015
| 2:45 PM
HARTFORD — Veterans Day is back on the city school calendar after residents and the board of education called for its reinstatement as a district holiday.
The board adopted the change for the 2015-16 year during a special meeting at Rawson...
| May 14, 2015
| 8:22 AM
We don't know if the Orlando Magic will be playing on Christmas Day next season, but we apparently know what they will be wearing if they are selected for one of the NBA's marquee holiday games.
Uni-watch.com, a website devoted to sports uniforms,...
| May 22, 2015
Happy Memorial Day weekend!
To all the Naval Academy graduates today, congratulations! I always find it fitting that the USNA graduation occurs near Memorial Day as it serves as a striking reminder of the purpose of this long weekend. It's not the...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 2:02 PM
When chef Bryan Voltaggio was setting up photos for his latest cookbook, "Home," his young son, Thacher, climbed on a chair and began braising potatoes — in Coca Cola.
Voltaggio, the force behind nine restaurants in Maryland, Virginia and...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 12:55 PM
In the midst of another winter storm the York County School Division has put its snow makeup day plan on hold, said York County School Board Chairman Mark Medford on Wednesday.
The school board met Monday evening and discussed some makeup day options...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 7:48 PM
I read with interest and a bit of annoyance the letter concerning making Sept. 11 a federal holiday. It was apparent the writer's real agenda concerned the news that New York schools will be closed on some Muslim holidays.
She points out that her school...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 2:21 PM
St. Patrick's Day Weekend is an actual thing and it's upon us.
If you wonder why, consider this quote from a 2009 CNNMoney.com article about an Irish-themed tavern in Detroit's Corktown: "Business is so brisk on the day of Detroit's St. Patrick's Day...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:51 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2015
It's crunch time, Cupid. If you didn't make a dinner reservation, start planning that home-cooked menu immediately. If you are still without a gift, welcome back to the Christmas Eve Santa scramble. If chocolate is your fall back, let's skip that drug-...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:57 AM
Every year around this time, Sabine Schneider misses her native Austria, especially the month-long celebration known as Fasching.
"There are a lot of events and balls during the season," Schneider said to a small group gathered at Kent Memorial Library's...