| Nov 26, 2013
He was lean, athletic and had traveled hundreds of miles, most likely from the Black Hills of southwestern South Dakota. He had attacked no one as he passed hundreds of towns and many more farms, each of them a lethal threat to his mission. Yet for lack...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:41 AM
At this time of year, I am all about deadlines.
Work life, family life, whatever. Everything needs to run on a strict deadline.
Walk the dogs at this time, get to church at that time, go to work, cover this game, that game and the other game. So...
| Nov 23, 2013
It's been nearly a century and a half since native cougars prowled Illinois, but for the second time in five years authorities were forced this week to shoot a big cat that had apparently wandered into the state and was deemed dangerous.
Along with a...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:28 AM
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is defending a conservation police officer's decision to fatally shoot a cougar in Whiteside County after it was found hiding near a farmhouse.
The encounter Wednesday near Morrison, about 130 miles west of...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Meet the rex wrecker, a 3-ton competitor to tyrannosaurs who stoked a family rivalry over millions of years in western North America.
The fossil find in central Utah, dubbed Siats meekerorum, was from the Allosauroid family, weighed around 3 tons, was...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:30 PM
If you’ve been waiting for your chance to see the Stanley Cup and get your picture taken with it, you’ve almost waited too long.
On Saturday, the Stanley Cup will be at The Field Museum. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., museum-goers will be able to...
| Oct 5, 2013
Word got around last week that John Lennon's guitar was up in Bau Graves' office at the Old Town School of Folk Music and so the worshipers began to come.
There were students and teachers, accomplished players and humble pluckers, a parade that came...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:23 PM
As formulas for a show go, this is proving to be a winner: The Field Museum has once again let an artist plunder its store of artifacts, and the result, again, is a pretty magical "small" exhibition.
In the same main-floor gallery where last year...
| Nov 3, 2013
Many men and women helped raise Chicago out of the ashes of the Great Fire of 1871 and transform it into the major city it would become in the 20th century, people such as Marshall Field, Charles Wacker, Aaron Montgomery Ward, Potter Palmer, Jane Addams...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Powder-blue, with cartoony lines and cushions everywhere, the Divvy bike looks like something a 7-year-old would be very excited to find under a Christmas tree or, more feasibly, near a Christmas tree. A not-unreasonable first reaction to one is to look...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:53 PM
In this age of consumer goods shipped readily from China and real-time video chats conducted with friends in Africa, it is difficult to imagine how stunning the World's Columbian Exposition must have been during its run.
For six months in Jackson Park,...