| Jul 10, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO NEW YORK
From LAX, nonstop service to New York, JFK, is offered on American, United, Delta, Jet Blue and Virgin America. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $438.
RUNNING IN THE CITY
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| Jul 3, 2011
Jack Daniel McCullough, the Seattle man recently arrested on charges that he kidnapped and murdered a 7-year-old Sycamore, Ill., girl in 1957, was hospitalized Saturday for undisclosed reasons.
McCullough, 71, was scheduled to appear Saturday in a King...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 3:23 PM
Wacker Drive near Lake Street in downtown Chicago offers a panorama of an incredible transportation metropolis that huge numbers of people rely upon every day, yet often take for granted.
Cars, buses, trucks, taxis, bicyclists and pedestrians use both...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 11:51 AM
On my desk, books stacked as tall as a bantam rooster celebrate backyard chicken coops in suburbia, rooftop gardens in Queens and a dairy farm on Washington state's Vashon Island. They're filled with photos of people caressing bunnies, nuzzling horses,...
| Jul 31, 2011
When you dive into the Tribune's coverage of the Beatles in 1964, you find fear.
Fear about the hair, the strange music and the screaming.
The hair was an affront; the mop-topped four sported a sheep-dog look that was ridiculed mercilessly. Bob Hope...
| May 12, 2011
| 5:58 PM
When cities and counties combine health departments, they face multiple challenges.
How will the merged entity be financed and governed? Where will bureaucratic control reside? How will different missions be meshed? How will information systems and...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 12:07 PM
If a company dumped the black goop behind a factory, it would violate all sorts of environmental laws and face an expensive hazardous-waste cleanup.
But playgrounds, parking lots and driveways in many communities are coated every spring and summer with...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 7:48 AM
It's official: Chicago is the most honest city in all the land.
As part of a "social experiment" yesterday, Honest Tea put out tables of their organic tea in 12 cities with a suggested price of $1 per bottle and watched people via hidden camera. When the...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 2:18 PM
The hidden cameras were perched in Grant Park near Buckingham Fountain. What they captured, at least from what we could tell during a few minutes of watching, were tentative creatures circling an odd structure constructed for a few hours. It was not as ...
| Apr 17, 2011
J.D. Power and Associates estimates that there are fewer than 1,000 public recharging stations across the U.S., with more than half of them in California.
That estimate matches up with the Department of Energy's Alternative Fueling Station locator (afdc....
| Nov 19, 2010
"I try to control it … try to focus in on the good things … waking up with Sarah on a clear, beautiful day … walking with her through Chinatown, the sky impossibly bright and blue. Everything bright and clean and new … but my...