| Jun 22, 2011
Emmy-winning TV writer
Burt Styler, 86, an Emmy-winning TV writer who had a long association with Bob Hope, died of heart failure June 13 at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, his family said.
Styler won an Emmy in 1972 for an episode of...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 12:57 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- Gov. Pat Quinn today stood solidly today behind his opposition to allowing concealed weapons in Illinois even though Wisconsin is on the verge of becoming the 49th state with some form of such a law.
“We must ensure the safety of...
| May 13, 2011
| 8:58 AM
Dr. Phillips quarterback Nick Patti said Thursday night he has committed to Boise State for the 2012 recruiting class. Patti threw for more than 2300 yards in 2010 with 32 TDS, as he helped lead DP to the state title game.
The Panthers lost that game...
| Oct 22, 2010
| 2:36 PM
"Grant Wood: A Life"
By R. Tripp Evans
Knopf, $37.50, 432 pages
Controversy attended Grant Wood's iconic and enigmatic painting "American Gothic" from its first public viewing, a juried exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1930. The depiction...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 11:43 AM
Day 2 of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park is at an end, with another sell-out Saturday. Here’s how it went down, with reports from me (GK), my hard-working colleague Bob Gendron (BG) and video and editing from Kevin Pang.
| Jun 1, 2011
| 3:22 PM
By Alan Heathcock
Graywolf. $15.00, 208 pages
Eight stories, by native Chicagoan Alan Heathcock, who lives and works in Idaho, where he seems to have found in that mostly rural state great inspiration in the pathetic and maniacal denizens...
| Jun 5, 2011
Like residents in many cities, longtime Las Vegans long for what's long gone — the days when a young Wayne Newton crooned "Danke Schoen" and dealers knew players by their first names.
"It was better in the old days when the mob was still here,"...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 10:42 AM
Introduce your young children to adventure travel. Here are five places to get started.
1. Appalachian Mountain Club, New England. Children 5 and older can participate in pond studies, GPS treasure hunts, forest ecology lessons, and tracking and watching...
| Jun 23, 2011
Public Enemy No. 1 in America's battle of the bulge isn't cupcakes, soda or double bacon cheeseburgers. It's the simple potato, according to Harvard University researchers.
Daily consumption of an extra serving of spuds — French fries, crispy...
| May 18, 2011
| 12:25 PM
If your child stuffs something into his ear, be sure to check the other one. There's a good chance you'll discover another unexpected treasure, said Dr. Christopher Hampson, an ear, nose and throat specialist, who recently discovered some pebbles in a...
| Jul 6, 2011
Nationwide, the age-65-and-older population increased by 15 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to a recent Brookings Institution analysis of 2010 Census Bureau data. But many major U.S. cities are aging much faster than that. Some 31 metro areas,...