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  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
  • Palomar goes for luxury

    Palomar goes for luxury
    With the Palomar, the latest addition to its Chicago line, Kimpton eschews the chic boutique concept for more luxury than one would expect. Rooms are larger (they start at 325 square feet) and come outfitted in a palette of gold and cranberry with blue...
  • Downstate plates

    Downstate plates
    No longer is Chicago just "the best place to eat between New York and San Francisco," but now it is endorsed by outsiders as one of the finest dining cities in the world. The Michelin Guide's entry into Chicago last November, plus Alinea's No. 6 ranking...
  • Ask Tom why: 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, wetter?

    Dear Tom, 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 Dear Nancy, Being from Aurora I can understand...
  • City worker accused of visa fraud

    A manager for the Chicago Department of Transportation was charged with trying to illegally obtain a work visa for a business partner, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday. Mohammed Khamis Rashed, 45, of Chicago, is a coordinating...
  • Baby boomers increase the need for geriatric social workers

    Baby boomers increase the need for geriatric social workers
    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...
  • Common interests, backgrounds create bonds in retirement communities

    Common interests, backgrounds create bonds in retirement communities
    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,...
  • For long-term care building residents and their families, it's often hard to know when to complain.

    Should cold coffee or unappetizing food be reported to the executive director of the building? What if call buttons go unanswered for 30 minutes by the nursing staff? Or how about situations where resident safety is truly jeopardized, say, when the...
  • Safety classes help older drivers

    Safety classes help older drivers
    Harry Bloom just finished a driver's education course even though he's had his driver's license for years. Bloom and his wife, Roxanne, took a refresher course meant for older drivers sponsored by AARP. Held at the YMCA in Schaumburg, the two-day eight-...
  • Estate planning myths: Wills and trusts

    The term "estate planning" makes it sound like you need a large estate to justify the planning part. But any lawyer will tell you that's untrue. Making arrangements for the disposition of your property and assets after you're gone is important -- not...
  • By choice or necessity, generation staying in workforce

    By choice or necessity, generation staying in workforce
    At one time, the end of middle age signaled the start of retirement and old age. No longer, says Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures, a San Francisco-based think tank focused on employment and social purpose, particularly as they apply to the...