| Aug 1, 2013
What do you think of when you think of Chicago?
The skyline as seen from the Stevenson Expressway, as I drive home from Midway Airport.
Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?
What's the worst question you've ever been...
| May 17, 2013
| 3:26 PM
In one of the oddest publishing coincidences and competitions in recent memory, two books about the artery-clogging subculture of supper clubs have hit the shelves at the same time: Ron Faiola's "Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old-Fashioned Experience" and...
| May 13, 2013
| 9:51 AM
For many years, Gary/Chicago International Airport has offered its services as a reliever airport to help ease flight-delay pressures at Chicago's two airports.
Yet there have been few takers among airlines or passengers, despite competition in the form...
| May 1, 2013
President Grover Cleveland pressed an electric switch, powering the pumps for massive fountains. The jets of water in turn cued the unfurling of flags. What was described as "profound silence" gave way to a cacophony, and the World's Columbian...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:44 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- A renewed push to greatly expand gambling in Illinois surfaced today, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw his weight behind a plan the state Senate quickly approved.
Like two previous bills that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed, the latest...
| Dec 9, 2012
Forty years ago this weekend, a United airliner fell from the sky, dropping like a bomb onto a Midway-area neighborhood. Forty-five people were killed, including two on the ground who thought they were safe at home.
The 1972 United crash was the last...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Ruth Osgood got her private pilot's license while in college, and she signed up for the Women's Airforce Service Pilots in 1944, only to see …...
| May 31, 2012
| 10:10 AM
Stadiums do it, so why not train stations? The CTA is getting ready to sell naming rights and sponsorships.
The CTA is offering businesses an opportunity to get as rail station named after them. It's the latest move to generate more revenue from non-...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Midway through One Direction’s interview with “Good Morning America” Saturday outside Barnes & Noble in Old Orchard Center mall in Skokie, interviewer Cameron Mathison stopped the conversation and politely asked the 1,500 or so fans in...
| Jun 10, 2012
Although airfare and hotel rates are up this summer, deals are out there — if you know where to look.
Here are some options based on input from Travel-Ticker.com, Priceline.com, Orbitz.com and FlipKey.com.
When L.A. heats up, the...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 8:12 AM
Chicagoland hadn't had much rain so far in June, but that changed Saturday, especially if you live in the southern part of the region.
It was bad enough in Kankakee County that the local office of the National Weather Service issued a flood warning after...