| Jun 16, 2011
| 5:23 AM
It's out with the old and in with the new at Six Flags America this summer.
The waterpark Hurricane Harbor beckons thrill seekers with the opening of a faster, better and wetter attraction — ZoomAzon Falls, the park's first body slides for tweens,...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 9:47 AM
SPRINGFIELD--Gov. Pat Quinn opened a day of Democratic politicking at the Illinois State Fair today by criticizing legislation that allows slot machines at the fairground racetrack.
Quinn also expressed deep reservations about putting slot machines at...
| 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...
| Dec 31, 2010
| 8:56 AM
We spent the late morning & early afternoon taking in the Fiesta bowl parade. Had a great time, well done parade with high school bands from Alabama, PA, Texas, Kansas & California, just to name a few. My favorite part was the UCMB (surprise), but the...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 3:22 PM
Guerdwich Montimere, a former Dillard basketball player who is facing felony charges for portraying himself as 16-year-old Jerry Joseph in Texas, gave his first interview in 13 months to GQ magazine.
In the July 2011 issue, Michael J. Mooney writes:...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 11:36 AM
TV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, the Black Keys and Patti Smith are among the headliners at this year’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest, which returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion Sept. 10, organizers will announce today.
The announcement follows months of...
| 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...
| 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 fiancé Ted Beaudine, everyone in Wynette, Texas, is upset with Meg for breaking up the town's golden couple. Now all Meg...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 8:30 AM
Sandra Cisneros has a lot of questions
Or, at least, that is what she said on Monday when she gave a lecture at UIC titled "Writing in the Time of Mexiphobia, or Packing Your Papers" in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
After carrying what...