| Jul 24, 2011
On a sultry summer's eve, the tables in the courtyard of the Alys restaurant at La Veta Inn are crowded with folks lingering after they've finished their meals, enjoying the music of local singer-songwriter Will Dudley.
Hold on to your hat when you cross...
| May 3, 2011
| 7:48 PM
Prosecutors in the corruption retrial of Rod Blagojevich wasted no time Tuesday trying to shoot holes in the defense strategy that the former governor was merely trying to cut a political deal, not sell a U.S. Senate seat, and was unaware that any of...
| May 13, 2011
| 3:12 PM
May 28-29: Mackinaw Music and International Wine & Beer Fest, Mackinaw. Wine and beer tasting, along with a variety of musical entertainment at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard. Fee applies; 309-359-9463; tinyurl.com/3gofqou. Miles from Chicago: 160...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 7:49 PM
Despite vowing to replace bunk beds at its youth detention centers following several suicides, a state agency has failed to install safer beds in some sections of a center in St. Charles where the most recent suicide occurred, according to a recent...
| Jun 18, 2011
It was a straightforward question from Rod Blagojevich's lawyer during the seven-week corruption retrial, and the former governor gave a direct answer.
"Did you ever demand anything in exchange for the Senate seat?" attorney Aaron Goldstein asked about...
| Sep 7, 2010
Ferdousi Dawood was worried. Her daughter's headaches were excruciating, and prescription medicines and natural remedies had failed to make a difference. Now, a doctor at Children's Memorial Hospital was recommending a CT scan to peer inside the 10-year-...
| May 6, 2011
| 6:26 PM
At first glance, the products look innocent enough that any child would probably want to play with them: a miniature blue submarine, a cellphone lookalike complete with antenna, a plastic gun with blue and red flashing lights.
But they all share a...
| May 5, 2011
Since their birth in record numbers in the years following World War II, baby boomers have impacted all facets of society from housing to education. As this generation approaches its sunset years, it will continue to have great impact, in particular in...
| Aug 6, 2011
I heard that the recent deluge set the record for the wettest day in Chicago history, but wasn't the storm July 17-18, 1996, with nearly 17 inches of rain, wetter?
—Nancy Vickers, Aurora
Being from Aurora I can understand...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 7:58 AM
Being the new kid on the block can bring an element of excitement and adventure, but for some there is also the trepidation that comes with starting over and making new friends.
Senior living communities recognize these dynamics and many have groups,...
| Jul 2, 2011
Even if you're not the outdoorsy type, the natural beauty of the Torstenson lodge and surrounding wildlife can easily lure you in — or draw you out, as the case may be.
Rockford tool magnate and avid conservationist Robert Torstenson died in 2002,...