| Apr 22, 2015
| 2:20 PM
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis will visit Cuba in September, making a stop on the island before heading for the United States, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said Wednesday.
The leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics played a key part in...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 1:04 PM
A serpentine line of people waits to order one of Nancy Faidley Devine’s crab cakes at Faidley’s, the fish market her grandfather, John Faidley Sr., established at the Lexington Market in 1886. It snakes all the way down to the door that leads...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 3:19 AM
As the Easter holiday weekend loomed, Gov. Bruce Rauner quietly trimmed $26 million from the state budget, including cuts in funding to bury the poor, help people with autism and aid smokers who want to quit.
In the two weeks since, the move has...
| Apr 19, 2015
| 8:30 PM
Handel wrote two Easter oratorios. One is the "Messiah," taken over by Christmas, the extravagant "Hallelujah" chorus so well suited to the season. The other is in every conceivable way not the "Messiah" and all but ignored until recently because Handel...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 9:20 AM
Few events in American history unleashed deeper and more profound mass mourning than the assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, on April 15, 1865.
In the North, Lincoln was the recently (and overwhelmingly) re-elected president, a revered...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 2:38 PM
April 4 Dave Egofske
April 6 Charlie Kaper
As we start the Tridium, remember that the sin you want forgiveness from may be a sin — not one because of what you did but what you failed to do. And yes, we are our brother's keepers....
| Mar 23, 2015
| 2:28 PM
NEWINGTON – In the home of twins Julianna and Elaina Vass, stuffed Easter bunnies spill from boxes and bags, threatening to inundate the area around the fireplace.
But the plush rabbit toys aren't for the girls, who are 16-year-old sophomores at...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Few events in American history unleashed deeper and more profound mass mourning than the assassination of Abraham Lincoln 150 years ago, on April 15, 1865. To Northerners, Lincoln was the recently (and overwhelmingly) reelected president, a revered...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 8:09 AM
They've been abstaining from meat, dairy and egg products for weeks, and this weekend they'll dive into a feast like no other on their religious calendar.
Orthodox Christians observe Easter this Sunday, a week later than most of their fellow...
| Apr 3, 2015
Today, we present a 'Good Friday' edition of Pictures in the News. Christians all over the world are marking the Holy Week with re-enactments and episodes of Jesus of Nazareth's life ahead of Easter Sunday celebrations...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 7:55 AM
Last Thursday morning, winter decided to announce spring's arrival with a confetti of snowflakes. Although spring tried to sleep-in like a tired teenager, it seems to finally be making a groggy appearance. The signs point toward warmer weather ahead:...