| Nov 24, 2014
| 2:27 PM
It's George Bailey and the characters of Bedford Falls as you may have never seen (nor heard) them before: live and on the radio circa 1946.
Kicking off its fourth season, Naperville's BrightSide Theatre will present "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Not to rain on your sunny Thanksgiving celebration, but the holiday season isn't all feasts and festivities.
This is the time of year when people venture into unfamiliar territory, attempting feats and adopting behaviors that aren't normal for the other...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Sony Corp worked for a third day on Saturday to restore services to its PlayStation network as the FBI said it was looking into the disruption, which began on Christmas Day.
"We are aware of the reports and are investigating the Sony PlayStation matter,"...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Christmas Eve shaped up to be windy, wet and warm instead of white across much of the country, creating headaches for travelers in the Great Lakes, the Northeast and a storm-battered swath of the South.
While parts of the South cleaned up from severe...
| Dec 20, 2014
This column generally is all about planning your own Florida getaways, but this time of year it's more likely that family and friends are getting away to visit you in sunny Central Florida.
That's nice, but face it, no one wants to spend the holidays...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The ukulele player is smoking hot and the mai tais are as smooth as summer surf.
It's Christmastime in Honolulu and the crowd at the Chart House Waikiki is watching the sun set over Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and rockin' out to strummed versions of "Santa...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:
•MIR Corp.'s Christmas Traditions of Poland is priced from $3,395 per person double occupancy for the Dec. 18-25 small-group tour....
| Nov 11, 2014
| 11:45 AM
The red-and-white-striped huts on Daley Plaza are a sure sign that Christkindlmarket Chicago, the nearly monthlong European-style outdoor market, has arrived for the holidays, offering a potpourri of seasonal gifts, cuisine and entertainment....
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Holiday hoopla fills December, with something for everyone — shoppers, collectors, crafters, runners, boaters, singers and especially children.
Holiday hoopla fills December, travelers, Copenhagen, New York City, Los Angeles
Holiday hoopla fills...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Forget the Ting Tinglers – and even the Jing Jinglers.
If the Whos down in Whoville really wanted to make noise, they should have consulted the musicians and singers of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the resilient holiday rock opera that returned for...