| Mar 16, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Governor Pat Quinn has asked a federal disaster agency to reconsider granting aid to five southern Illinois counties that were struck by tornadoes last month.
“It’s time for our state and federal governments to come together ... to help...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 3:42 AM
SAN JUAN, P.R. -- Mitt Romney heads in to Illinois's presidential primary this week with a handy win in Puerto Rico, pocketing the territory's 20 GOP delegates in a bruising race that has become a numbers game for the Republican nomination.
| Dec 27, 2011
| 2:15 PM
"Pastry Paris: In Paris, Everything Looks Like Dessert"
Little Bookroom, $19.95
This book takes its subtitle literally because, according to author and graphic designer Susan Hochbaum, everything in Paris does indeed look like dessert. Maybe part of...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Gart Westerhout, an internationally known radio astronomer who established the astronomy department at the University of Maryland, College Park and was scientific director at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, died Sunday of congestive heart...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 11:56 AM
The electronic dance music, or EDM, revolution has officially reached the Peninsula. Staff at Hampton Coliseum announced Wednesday that Pretty Lights and Bassnectar, two of the genre's big names, will perform there Dec. 28 & 29.
Tickets go on sale 10 a....
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:59 PM
If you're a regular viewer of the WGN News at Five, you know I have plenty of geek in me.
So imagine how I felt when I visited ACME Design, Inc. The Elgin company builds all kinds of props, protypes, and replicas of....well.....ANYTHING. You name it,...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:46 PM
Charles Pomeroy Ives III, a state of Maryland telecommunications worker who immersed himself in history causes from North Point to Carroll County, died in his sleep of a circulatory illness Oct. 20 at his Stoneleigh home. He was 63.
Born in Elizabeth, N....
| Oct 27, 2012
| 9:34 PM
Family services for Bernice Fliehs, 84, of Groton will be 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Groton. The Rev. Craig Grams will officiate. Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen, under the direction of Paetznick-...
| May 1, 2012
| 11:51 AM
Country superstar Carrie Underwood has announced tour dates for her fall North American "The Blown Away Tour."
Her tour will include Michigan shows at Van Andel Arena on November 15 in Grand Rapids and The Palace of Auburn Hills on November 25 near...
| May 2, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Setting a timeline for the CTA’s No. 1 improvement project – the multibillion-dollar replacement of the Red Line – hinges on negotiations that will begin next week in Congress over a new transportation funding bill, CTA president Forrest...
| May 8, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday took aim at the latest effort for a major gambling expansion, saying it's not a priority compared to efforts to reform the state's public employee pension system and health care program for the poor.
Quinn warned lawmakers...