| Jul 7, 2010
| 9:44 PM
Kent Police shot and killed a man they say was threatening them during a standoff on top of a water tower Wednesday. The 42-year old man was a suspect in a domestic violence assault.
Police say the man threatened to kill himself or hurt police then...
| Jul 25, 2010
In the second installment of our six-part series on Chicago and the suburbs, we explore the North Side, site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, the Steppenwolf Theatre, Wrigley Field and the Water Tower — but no World Series titles ( the Cubs were...
| Aug 20, 2010
Our six-part series on Chicago's neighborhoods and suburbs concludes with a salute to the southland.
1/ Thornton goes way back. An 1840 map of the area shows Chicago, "Napierville" (Naperville), "Juliet" (Joliet) – and Thornton. And the nearby...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 7:47 PM
Mayor Richard M. Daley may be leaving office next spring, but his name won't be out of sight anytime soon.
Like politicians everywhere, Daley was never afraid of putting his name in prominent places.
From the Old Water Tower to U.S. Cellular Field, from...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 1:03 PM
These are difficult times. Despite signs of a tepid economic recovery, we remain mired in the worst labor market in 70 years. Consumer confidence has plunged, home sales are flat-lining and fears of a double-dip recession persist.
So of course it's...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 1:03 PM
As if commuting in the summer wasn't annoying enough, thanks to clueless tourists and extra traffic—summer is also detour season.
Between neighborhood and city-sponsored festivals and construction projects that shut down streets, buses are being...
| Jun 29, 2011
Baltimore City has no imminent plans to raze the old water tower in Roland Park, despite stated fears by a community group that is trying to protect and renovate the north Baltimore landmark, city officials say.
But officials say the city plans to do a...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 2:26 PM
Is the grass too long and the weather too hot to mow? Are you looking out the window at all the new kids, literally, on the block?
Maybe it's time to leave your old life behind and begin an exciting new one. Short of moving to Costa Rica, there is a...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 1:15 PM
More than 100 Tibetan-Americans and supporters made their way through Chicago’s downtown today to memorialize the date in 1959 when Chinese forces occupied the country and forced the Dalai Lama into exile.
The marchers started about 11 a.m. near...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 5:09 PM
City Hall is considering selling or leasing 15 historic Baltimore landmarks, including the iconic Shot Tower and stately War Memorial building, which officials believe are underused and could bring the city sorely needed cash.
The idea has excited...
| Mar 24, 2012
It is the clearest sign of the direction historic preservation may be going: Even a building called Government House, a 19th-century mansion in Baltimore's Midtown neighborhood, is now in private hands.
While some history buffs were horrified to learn...