| Nov 12, 2010
| 12:06 PM
The Great War, as it was called for a time, broke out in 1914, but the United States didn't declare war until April 6, 1917. With 4,734,991 fresh Americans in the fight, the end came quickly, but at a cost of 116,516 American lives. Just one year, seven...
| May 4, 2011
| 12:37 PM
Former longtime Chicago Tribune reporter Bill Barnhart and his writing partner, Gene Schlickman, were among five Chicago-area writers winning recognition from the Society of Midland Authors, which announced winners of its annual Author Awards Wednesday...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 11:51 AM
The American Library Association announced winners and finalists of their Youth Media awards, including the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, at a ceremony Monday . The Newbery Medal honors a distinguished work of children's literature. The Caldecott Medal...
| May 22, 2011
| 3:09 PM
One person is dead and many homes are destroyed in the small town of Reading, Kan. The tornado hit around 9:15 p.m. on Saturday. Now, people in the community are trying to put their lives back together.
The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says one person,...
| May 13, 2011
| 5:59 AM
For those of you who suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia, the fear of Friday the 13th, or triskaidekaphobia, the fear of the number 13, today is the only Friday the 13th this year. What is to fear from Friday the 13th or the number 13, you may ask?...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 2:24 PM
"The Wiz," let us stipulate, was always a weird show. With the passage of 36 years, it only has become stranger.
Although a big hit in 1975 — it ran on Broadway for some 1,600 performances — "The Wiz" generally has defeated most attempts to...
| May 12, 2011
| 3:59 PM
Following bans on salvia and synthetic marijuana, Illinois lawmakers are now trying to curb the latest store-bought choice of people looking to get high: bath salts.
These are not the Epsom salts that Aunt Ethel used to sprinkle in a warm tub, nor are...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 7:12 PM
Hialeah American High cornerback Larry Hope confirmed via Facebook on Thursday night that he has indeed pledged to the Miami Hurricanes recruiting class of 2012, giving the 'Canes 11 commitments, so far.
Hope participated in the first Al Golden summer...
| Oct 26, 2010
This summer, new health insurance programs aimed at people with preexisting medical conditions began accepting applications around the country. The plans target one of the key promises of the health-care overhaul: Everyone, even people with checkered...
| Aug 9, 2011
Q: I love making fruit pies, especially this time of year when berries are so abundant at our farmers market. The issue I have is determining the amount of thickener to use when assembling the berries in the shell. I have been using tapioca (2-3...
| Sep 3, 2011
Q: I am searching to replace my dropped/broken point-and-shoot film camera (was a Nikon but have had other brands). I have not ventured into digital because I always wear polarized prescription bifocal dark glasses outdoors, which requires my switching to...