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  • 'Blue Zone' lifestyle can lead to a long life

    'Blue Zone' lifestyle can lead to a long life
    Mary Brown, age 103, may not know it but she could be living in the local equivalent of a so-called blue zone--a place where people lead very long and healthy lives. Brown lives at Plymouth Place, a retirement community in west suburban La Grange Park. In...
  • Grant Wood's Iowa

    The most famous painting by Iowa's most famous artist resides in, well, Illinois. The Art Institute of Chicago bought "American Gothic" in 1930 for $300 -- the prize Grant Wood received for winning the bronze medal at the museum's annual Exhibition of...
  • She's here to help

    It has been more than two decades since Amy Dickinson left the upstate New York dairy farm where she was born and raised, but for a few minutes a few days ago she might as well have been a little girl again. She was visiting Lincoln Park's Farm in the Zoo...
  • Phrase turns routine acts into acts of war

    If you don't read every single word of this story, then the terrorists have won. That might sound preposterous, but compared to some of the other "terrorists have won" pronouncements buzzing around, it's relatively sane. For example, Martha Stewart...
  • Shooting Shocks Deputy's Friends

    Friends and family of the San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy who opened fire on an Air Force security officer in a video-recorded shooting described the deputy Thursday as level-headed and "by-the-book." Deputy Ivory John Webb, a standout football...
  • Life within a fairy tale

    Soon after Michelle and Jack Conrad bought a little cottage in Beachwood Canyon, a friend came over for a visit. Before leaving, he delicately comforted Michelle: "Don't worry," he whispered. "One day you'll be able to afford a new one." Thirty years...