| Apr 27, 2011
| 3:38 PM
VILONIA, Ark. -- Severe storms ripped through parts of the South on Wednesday, cutting a path of destruction from Texas to Tennessee that left at least 12 people dead and damaged an untold number of homes and businesses, authorities said.
| Jul 22, 2011
| 5:15 PM
Rosa Young-Bey Williams said she had been praying for what happened Friday, the day Gov. Pat Quinn made her one of 50 people getting pardons for past crimes.
The 64-year-old Williams now lives in Vista, Calif., but she said her teaching career was cut...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 10:58 AM
The Reverend Lee Iseley and his wife Jerrianne have called a lot of places home throughout the South and the Midwest. So as they get as close as they likely ever will to retirement, it was only fitting the senior living community they chose is called...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 9:32 AM
About once a month, members of the Michalski family discuss by phone our monthly book. Three generations of the family take part. Members call in from California to Texas to Chicago.
Biggest obstacle: Coordinating time zones to make sure that the...
| Nov 2, 2010
The Nissan Leaf isn't for everybody. I could say the same of any car I review, yet for some reason it seems necessary to remind consumers of this fact when detailing electric cars like the Leaf and Chevrolet Volt.
Reactions to the nascent EV (electric...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 12:40 PM
Our book club began in 2001 with five original members. We have grown to 14. Most of us have been educators at some point in our lives, teaching everything from preschool to college.
Laura Caldwell, author of "Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 8:27 PM
"Call Me Irresistible" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
After Meg Koranda convinces her best friend Lucy Jorik to dump her fiancÚ Ted Beaudine, everyone in Wynette, Texas, is upset with Meg for breaking up the town's golden couple. Now all Meg...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 8:58 AM
"Last Words of the Executed"
By Robert K. Elder
Foreword by Studs Terkel
University of Chicago Press, 301 pages, $22.50
Robert K. Elder begins his oddly affecting, 'Last Words of the Executed,' with the final utterance of Marmaduke Stevenson, who was...
| Nov 6, 2010
| 5:34 PM
There is nothing I love more than women who kick butt.
And this weekend, Chicago is full of just such women.
That's because the city is hosting 'Uproar on the Lakeshore,' the Women's Flat Track Derby Association national championships in which 12 of the...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 1:13 PM
He was a man in motion — the beautifully controlled fury of a great athlete.
How, though, to convey that energy and grit and grace on the flat page of a graphic novel? How to suggest the up-and-at-'em vigor of a Roberto Clemente in a venue that...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 3:30 AM
Six Flags unveiled its 2012 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides, water slides and live shows at the amusement park chain's 12 North American locations.
> Photos: New attractions coming to Six Flags parks in 2012
New Six Flags President and Chief...