| Mar 24, 2011
The word had already baffled one contestant when Frank Neuhauser confidently spelled it right — "G-L-A-D-I-O-L-U-S" — to win the first national spelling bee in 1925.
Luck was his ally. Although he had studied for months with his mill-worker...
| Apr 1, 2011
Halle Ford was about 4 years old when she held her first violin. By the time she was 8, the Kentucky-raised violinist got the attention of a Louisville concertmaster.
About 30 years later, Ford is celebrating the release of her very first album,...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Gnomes have gone from kitsch to fabulous since they became animated movie stars in "Gnomeo and Juliet." But they have been used in gardens since the mid-18th century.
Ceramic garden gnomes known as "Gartenswerg" (garden dwarf) were first made in...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 6:39 AM
Stephen J. Scannell has joined Northern Michigan Regional Health System as chief financial officer.
Scannell is a certified public accountant and has a master's degree in nonprofit administration from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree in...
| Nov 3, 2010
| 1:13 PM
Spend a little time haunting cafes or small restaurants in Italy, and you're bound to be offered a glass of the owner's homemade liqueur. There or here, it's a great way to end a meal.
Whether it's a limoncello, or a mysterious combination of herbs and...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 7:33 PM
Over 200 friends and strangers held candles in front of Gardiner Point Hall in Louisville to remember 18-year-old Andrew Compton. Compton who graduated from Carmel High had come to Sullivan University just a month ago as a freshman, to study cooking. Dr....
| Nov 17, 2010
Celebrity volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley collected hundreds of canned goods Tuesday afternoon for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center.
The second We CAN End Hunger Canned Food Drive! by Yum! Brands World Hunger...
| Nov 25, 2010
For most of us, it's hard to imagine being hungry, especially on Thanksgiving. But one out of six children in America is at risk of hunger. With that in mind, WGN's Micah Materre takes us to a grade school in south suburban Harvey where they're...
| Nov 29, 2010
| 9:44 AM
*Jesse Dupree and Roman Glick of Jackyl will lead this years Toys For Tots Parade in Chicago on Dec 5 from Dan Ryan Woods *Jackyl will be playing a matinee show at Tailgaters in Bolingbrook after the parade
Jackyl w/ Special Guest DMC of famed Run DMC...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 8:23 PM
Officials with the Ford Motor Company say that a new vehicle line is coming to the Claycomo Assembly Plant line to replace the recently-departed Ford Escape.
According to Ford, the new line is pending an agreement with the state of Missouri concerning...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 1:38 PM
Crowd, stamina, distance.
Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown presents a gauntlet unlike any other in sports, each race posing a separate and distinct challenge for its competitors.
In the first leg, the Kentucky Derby, horses must contend with a field...