| Aug 11, 2011
Texas billionaire and philanthropist
Charles Wyly, 77, a Texas billionaire and philanthropist whose family donated millions of dollars to Republican causes and Dallas arts projects, died Sunday after a car accident in western Colorado,...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 3:18 PM
Jury selection concluded this afternoon in the retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich with 11 more people bounced for “cause.” Among those to survive for now is a woman who warned she has tickets to one of the final Oprah shows next month.
| Dec 6, 2010
| 5:00 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The discovery of hard plastic inside packages prompted a nationwide recall of 72,000 pounds of canned chicken salad sold nationwide under several labels.
The Suter Company is recalling 8.2-ounce packages of the "Bumble Bee Lunch on the Run...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:14 PM
Poetry makes nothing happen.
So saidW.H. Auden.
Who never lived in Chicago.
Or knew Don Share. Share is the senior editor of Poetry magazine, the venerable Chicago-based literary institution. It turns 100 next year and has seen far more than nothing...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:35 PM
In celebration of July Fourth, Printers Row set out to create a reading list of patriotic books. But, how to define "patriotic"? We decided to have each contributing Tribune writer and editor pick a title that corresponds to his or her own definition....
| Jul 22, 2011
| 12:41 PM
A boy moves away from his small-town central Illinois home after his father murders a tenant farmer. Years later, an occasional childhood playmate ignores the boy in a high school corridor. Out of that awkward, wordless moment emerged "So Long, See You...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 2:26 PM
This year's Lincoln Prize, an award honoring a scholarly text on Abraham Lincoln or the Civil War solider, was given to Eric Foner's "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery," which details Lincoln's evolving views on slavery.
| May 4, 2011
| 12:37 PM
Former longtime Chicago Tribune reporter Bill Barnhart and his writing partner, Gene Schlickman, were among five Chicago-area writers winning recognition from the Society of Midland Authors, which announced winners of its annual Author Awards Wednesday...
| 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...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 11:43 AM
One of the nation's largest booksellers, Books-A-Million, has one location in Illinois, which opened in 2001 in what was the Crown Books store cater-cornered from Federal Plaza. It's small and rectangular, but it takes full advantage of its space. "We'...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 7:44 AM
If Holden Caulfield had been Helen Caulfield, the result might be a little something like "In Zanesville" (Little, Brown), a fierce, funny, brave and bracingly honest new novel by Jo Ann Beard, set in a small town in Illinois.
As it is, of course, the...