| Sep 12, 2011
| 8:21 AM
Hampton jazz singer Charles Darden recently sent me a message explaining that he's putting together a new band called Gutbucket Grandeur.
The group will focus on funk, soul and rock, he said.
"I had the idea to start a little funky band way back about...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 8:58 AM
Chicago Cubs third baseman Ron Santo has been elected to the Hall of Fame, gaining 15 of 16 votes from the Hall’s Golden Era Committee to gain induction after failing to get enough support on the Baseball Writers Association of America ballot or...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 12:01 PM
During his first school board meeting earlier this month, new Washington County Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox told members of a local civic group that he wants to talk to them, to “give you the time that you deserve,” once he gets...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 1:04 PM
I grew up three blocks from Piper’s Alley in Old Town, the new home for Chicago Live!, which begins its eight-week winter season Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.
As many of you know, and I was glad to see you in the audience, I previously hosted the...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 10:13 AM
John Grisham — “International best-selling author of 23 novels!” the stadium announcer boomed out moments earlier — took his seat in Row B, alongside the Cubs dugout at Wrigley. Next to him, Michael Harvey, the best-selling crime...