| Feb 25, 2013
| 8:18 AM
To say The Last Bison have a lot of irons in the fire is a flaming understatement. The band's major-label debut album, "Inheritance," is set for a March 5 release. A new video is in progress. On Tuesday, the band heads back out on the road.
| Feb 1, 2013
| 7:31 AM
An Indiana man convicted of murder has been on the loose since Wednesday evening after Cook County Jail officials mistakenly released him, authorities said.
The Sheriff's Office confirmed that Steven L. Robbins, 44, was released after appearing in...
| Jan 27, 2013
A spectacular fire last week that destroyed two Bridgeport warehouses was a dramatic reminder of the city's long history battling fires. Flashback was reminded — with the help of its readers — of three similar warehouse and industrial blazes...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 1:32 PM
The state of Illinois would have to allow ordinary citizens to carry weapons under a federal appeals court ruling issued today, but the judges also gave lawmakers 180 days to put their own version of the law in place.
In a 2-1 decision that is a major...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:36 AM
A faulty blackboard sealed Russell Matthew's acting fate. As he took the prop on stage during a skit, it immediately fell apart.
"I took a chance to save face and ad-libbed a lament on the funding of our public school system," the Silver Spring...
| Apr 2, 2013
Q: Since milk and cream are ultra-pasteurized I am having a hard time making ricotta and Greek cheese. Do you have any suggestions or do you know where I can purchase pasteurized (not ultra) milk or cream? I know raw milk is not sold in the U.S. I hope...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The first four years of the Lincoln-Way North girls volleyball program has seen the team go 80-61 with three straight 21-plus win seasons. That record …...
| Jul 20, 2010
Liz Kahman inserted her ear buds and selected an Usher song on her iPod Touch before starting her run on a treadmill.
"If I'm listening to something upbeat, it helps me to keep up the pace," said Kahman, 19, of Bloomington, Illinois.
She's not alone....
| Oct 4, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The chances of hitting a deer in Illinois with your car are 1 in 250. Those are the odds computed by State Farm Insurance in …...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 9:32 PM
The prompt for this year's "Songs of Good Cheer" reader contest was simple: "Write a short essay about a memorable moment involving a holiday song." My co-host for the "Songs..." concerts, Mary Schmich, writes about the results in her Wednesday......
| Jan 4, 2012
| 4:34 AM
For more than half a century, Boy Scout Troop 6 in Des Plaines has striven to help boys grow into young men and teach them life …...