| Apr 12, 2012
| 8:55 AM
Mt. Washington Tavern, which was gutted by a two-alarm fire late last year, expects to re-open mid-fall, co-owner Rob Frisch said this week.
Meanwhile, the Baltimore City Fire Department has listed the cause of the fire as "not fully ascertainable."...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:45 AM
From: Jumilla, Spain
Serve with: Grilled meats, pasta
You can't go wrong with this full-bodied wine from Bodegas Juan Gill if you're looking for a hearty, flavorful red wine at a good price. It's a rustic Spanish wine with notes of...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 3:35 AM
The purloined gift cards. The fur coats. The bicycling tours of the city with staffers. And, of course, the famous shoe incident.
Former mayor Sheila Dixon's tenure in City Hall is ripe with material for comedians. On Thursday, seven comics and local...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 10:12 AM
Space Shuttle Discovery, National Air and Space Museum
The space shuttle Discovery soared around the Washington Monument and the White House in a salute to the nation's capital Tuesday before landing for the last time near its new home at...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 6:43 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The days of most tax-free Internet shopping in California are over.
After years of controversy, the world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com Inc., was set to begin collecting state and local sales taxes on California purchases at 12:...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Back 2 School Drive
In 2004, Matthew Kurtzman, executive director of Illinois Currency Exchange Charitable Foundation (ICECF), conceptualized a "Back 2 School" program where children in-need would receive free school supplies. He made a trip to a...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 6:53 AM
A stolen police squad car was involved in an deadly crash in East Saint Louis, IL.
Police say it started with a man who was arguing over a bus fare around 8 a.m. Wednesday. Officers were called to escort the man off a Metro bus at 80th and State streets,...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 6:56 AM
Teachers in Lake Forest are scheduled to vote on their new contract Tuesday.
The teachers staged a week-long walkout last month before a tentative contract settlement sent them back to work; today, both the teachers and the school board are scheduled...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 5:56 PM
Seven games, five losses, one recruiting faux pas and a pinch of chewing tobacco into his tenure, Illinois coach Tim Beckman will enter Memorial Stadium on Saturday for his first homecoming game.
And there already is a faction that wants to kick...
| Oct 28, 2012
CHAMPAIGN — The weight of a losing season seems obvious to Illinois coach Tim Beckman.
"I've lost 22 pounds," he said. "You think I like losing? I haven't been around it. I hate it."
Saturday's 31-17 Homecoming loss to Indiana only added to the...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:49 AM
Muslims have become the third-largest religious group in the state after Roman Catholics and independent evangelicals. Not to mention, the fastest-growing one.
That's according to a census of American religious congregations unveiled Tuesday in Chicago....