| Jan 19, 2011
| 11:39 AM
Just as Ciaran Burke had told us in his family's pub that morning, the view from the top of Mount Gable was spectacular.
In fact, you could see most of the places my sisters and I had visited, driving around the west of Ireland that week:
To the west...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 4:44 PM
Fifty percent of thermal paper receipts and most dollar bills tested in a new study are tainted with Bisphenol A, according to a report released on March 30, by the Washington Toxics Coalition.
BPA, a chemical that disrupts hormones and has been linked...
| Feb 4, 2011
Need proof? Send love baked at Sweet Sally's. Buy fudge-intense Heart Brownies ($16 for six hearts), yummy streusel-topped Romantic Raspberry Squares ($16 for six squares) or fruity Raspberry Cinnamon Raisin Rugelach ($12 for eight to...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 7:44 PM
Chicago's Grant Park will be covered with screaming music fans for the next three days.
WGN's Dean Richards says Coldplay seems to be the main attraction for the crowds today.
270,000 people are expected to attend the three day Lollapalooza.
| Jul 12, 2011
| 1:58 PM
When he's not sailing or playing music you would likely find John Gilbert in the woodworking shop at Plymouth Place in La Grange Park.
Gilbert was instrumental in planning the shop during a renovation project several years ago and is partially...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 11:42 AM
A few years back, downsizing empty nesters tended to follow the same well-established path. They sold their homes, invested in condos or townhouses, and sat back to watch the value of their new domiciles shoot skyward.
But that was before the mortgage...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 8:16 AM
The much-vaunted systems used by Toyota Motor Corp. to churn out millions of vehicles are being put to one side as the automaker tries to crack new markets in the U.S.
Speed has been at the fore in Toyota's joint development of an electric version of its...
| Mar 6, 2011
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
826LA Adult Writing Seminar Series: TV Writing: A series of four panel discussions featuring industry professionals will cover multiple aspects of writing for television. Panelists include Allan Loeb,...
| May 29, 2011
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Few events are more intrinsically ridiculous than the sequined spectacle of surgically enhanced females fake-baked to perfection and trotted on stage to one-up one another...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Bail was denied this morning for the son of a man found duct-taped to a chair and stabbed to death, while the son's three alleged accomplices were ordered held on bail ranging from $1.5 million to $3 million.
Mathew Nellesen, 19, appeared in Cook County...