| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:35 AM
FORT WORTH, Texas It can't have been what Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson expected when he joined a lawsuit to try and stop a big water tower from being built near his Texas horse ranch.
But that was before a report in Friday's Wall Street Journal took...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet?
If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually.
As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 11:24 AM
We are fortunate to live in a green area of the city with fine schools, spacious homes and a strong sense of community. The new year begins a fresh slate. To improve the area, we might adopt a dozen resolutions.
1. Clean up our "lanes" (aka alleys). To...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:20 PM
A 29-year-old driver was issued a battery of charges ranging from fleeing police to driving under the influence after he allegedly crashed into four vehicles Sunday and tried to run from the scene on the Magnificent Mile, police said.
The crash happened...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:53 PM
He doesn't have the rocket arm. Or the celebrity wife. Or even a Tumblr of him "smoking."
Josh McCown keeps his distance from all that noise. The 34-year-old Texas native's happy-to-be-here approach to his NFL career has helped Chicago embrace him as...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Leave it to Lookingglass to make a great leap of artistic courage by mounting a stage adaptation of "The Little Prince," Antoine de Saint-Exupéry beloved-but-bizarre children's classic. Once again, the company is collaborating with the Evanston-based...
| Oct 8, 2013
Marguerite Duras' semi-autobiographical novel "L'Amant," or "The Lover," paints in many hues. It is a tactile portrait of the colors of Southern Indochina in 1929; it reminds us that not all colonialists were rich or powerful, complicating people; it...
| 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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:56 PM
An iconic clock in Oak Park is telling the correct time again, several years after it stopped running.
The four-sided clock on the northeast corner of Lake Street and Harlem Avenue is attached to a building on the National Register of Historic Places...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Breakfast with Tomten
Eat pancakes with Tomten (Swedish for Santa) at this popular annual event. Don’t forget a camera to snap a pic of your kids with the man of the hour. Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. (773-728-8111, samac....
| Sep 26, 2013
News briefs from St. Charles, Batavia and Geneva.
Funds for student projects
The Youth Commission is accepting applications for its annual "challenge grant" program to help fund youth-designed projects that promote healthy living....