| May 1, 2014
| 5:04 PM
KGB agents are apparently not taught history, or so it would seem from Vladimir Putin's recent statement that only "God knows" how a portion of southeastern Ukraine ever became part of that country. The Russian president refers to the region as "New...
| Apr 20, 2014
I go to Mass almost every Sunday, but I try to avoid the big holidays. Especially Easter. In most Christian churches, Easter is a kind of triumphalistic affirmation of Christian certainty. My sense is that the Resurrection is not a celebration; it is a...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:29 PM
U.S. shoppers sat on their wallets in April despite the lure of warm spring weather and the late Easter holiday, leaving retail sales stagnant as other economic indicators improved.
A gauge of retail sales ticked up 0.1% last month from the month...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:53 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO — Highways and bus transit ground to a halt in parts of Brazil early Friday, and flights were delayed as Brazilians launched on their long Easter holiday weekend.
Brazil's transportation system has been the subject of heated...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Passover will be celebrated this year beginning on Monday evening, April 14, with the first Seder--the Passover meal. Easter Sunday this year falls on April 20 for all Christian denominations, and although this single Christian date for Easter will not...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:44 AM
This weekend, Central Florida children will search high and low for eggs the Easter Bunny leaves behind. Above, the Easter Bunny (also known as Barbara Fleming) offers a treat to Ronnie Jones during the 1964 Easter Parade.
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Imagine a menacing 30-foot tall Easter Bunny with five-foot long buck teeth, and you can begin to understand what it was like to be Clair Shumon Turner.
She is Pauline Ignas' tiny toy poodle, one of about 30 dogs participating in the recent Winnetka...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Fun things to do in Tinley Park, Orland Park, Frankfort, Mokena and Bolingbrook from April 11-22.
Prizes for best Easter bonnets, an egg hunt and craft show will be part of the Tinley Park Bunny Hop from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday,...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:46 PM
A new teaching area at Peck Farm Park now officially bears the name of Ralph Dantino, a Geneva alderman and park district supporter who helped create the expansive park around the new dock.
A crowd of family and friends gathered at Peck Farm on a...
| Apr 10, 2014
Moraine Township is partnering with Sunset Foods in Highland Park this Friday and Saturday in a special food drive entering the Passover and Easter holidays, highlighting a growing food insecurity in the community.
Hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. both...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 3:00 PM
On any other Sunday, the Niebrugge family would be in the pews for the morning service at Metro Church in Winter Springs.
But this being Easter Sunday, they got up at 4 a.m. and drove through the darkness and the drizzle to find their seats, along...