| Feb 25, 2011
Shaped like a string of boxcars that tumbled off the CSX rail line, Chicago Ridge is a working-class southwestern suburb known for the regional mall that attracts shoppers like a magnet.
Thanks to its abundance of modest multifamily housing, Chicago...
| May 13, 2011
| 12:24 PM
When the lights were switched on at the Chicago World's Fair on May 27, 1933, the city was celebrating "A Century of Progress." By the time the last visitor left the park two years later, 48 million people had marveled at the displays, including General...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 7:27 AM
Old School has been proudly serving up delicious frozen custard in the Puget Sound area since 2007.
It is a smoother, creamier, and more flavorful than any super premium ice cream. And it contains fewer calories, too!
At Old School frozen custard...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 2:42 PM
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — To the uninitiated, driving along 11th Street through the downtown of this northern Indiana community can be an unnerving experience.
While most motorists are accustomed to sharing the road with bicycles, few have ever had the...
| May 16, 2009
It slices! It dices! It pierces and pokes! It pulls stubborn flesh from bone with the flick of a wrist!
And if that doesn't get your prisoner talking, perhaps the ornate chair with its spiked seat, back and arm rests will do the trick.
| May 27, 2009
| 6:33 AM
The 1933 Chicago World's Fair
To purchase a copy of the book:
The 1933 Chicago World's Fair: A Century of Progress
Saturday, June 6
12: 15 p.m.
Panel and Book Signing at Printers Row Lit Fest
525 South State Street
| Aug 23, 2009
The Real Wizard of Oz
The Life and Times of L. Frank Baum
Gotham Books: 416 pp., $28
In contrast to the rambling text that follows, the title of this biography couldn't be more cogent. L. Frank Baum, inventor of the magical Land of...
| Jul 2, 2010
| 11:25 PM
Austeene George Cooper Watkins, niece of Mary Louise Brand, grew up at El Miradero, the estate built by L.C. Brand, but little is known of her childhood years here in Glendale.
L.C. Brand was a powerful force in Glendale in the early 1900s. He brought...
| Jun 26, 2005
NEW CATCH PHRASE was in the air after Frank Gehry's shimmering Guggenheim Museum made its spectacular debut eight years ago in the tattered shipbuilding city of Bilbao, Spain: "the Bilbao effect." The term, which sounded like weather forecasting jargon,...