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  • Midwest events

    Midwest events
    Illinois May 28-29: Mackinaw Music and International Wine & Beer Fest, Mackinaw. Wine and beer tasting, along with a variety of musical entertainment at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard. Fee applies; 309-359-9463; tinyurl.com/3gofqou. Miles from Chicago: 160...
  • TSA officers to try interview technique

    TSA officers to try interview technique
    If you are flying out of Boston Logan International Airport, be prepared to have a brief conversation with a Transportation Security Administration officer who will be interested in more than what you have to say. Under a 60-day pilot program that starts...
  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
  • James Arness dies at 88; TV's Marshal Dillon on landmark 'Gunsmoke' series

    James Arness dies at 88; TV's Marshal Dillon on landmark 'Gunsmoke' series
    James Arness, the towering actor best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon, the strong and commanding symbol of frontier justice on the landmark TV western series "Gunsmoke," died Friday. He was 88. Arness died of natural causes at his home in...
  • Patrick Collins dies at 82; longtime chief of Ralphs Grocery Co.

    Patrick Collins dies at 82; longtime chief of Ralphs Grocery Co.
    Patrick W. Collins, a longtime president of Ralphs Grocery Co., died May 16 of congestive heart failure at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said his wife, Beth. He was 82. Collins became president and chief operating officer in 1976 and was named...
  • They got help -- and got jobs

    Brookfield's Vera Mitchell worked 15 to 20 years as a legal secretary before being laid off while in her late 50s. She spent 18 months jobless before seeking help from Oak Park-based AgeOptions. "The concept at AgeOptions is marvelous," she says. "You...
  • Semi-retired pastor finds solace in familiarity

    Semi-retired pastor finds solace in familiarity
    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...
  • Notes on 'Nightshade': Werewolves and women's power

    Notes on 'Nightshade': Werewolves and women's power
    Young women may be flocking to the “Twilight” books and films, but the publishing world's gain is feminism's loss. The series offers bland, inert role models for young women. The gals of "Twilight" mainly sit around and sigh, waiting for the...
  • Search for missing Aurora boy shifts

    Search for missing Aurora boy shifts
    As authorities expressed increasing concern about a missing 6-year-old Aurora boy and shifted their search to the Rock Falls area, his father remained optimistic Wednesday that his son would be found safe. “Timothy is a very intelligent young man,&...
  • Neither snow nor rain nor … violence?

    Neither snow nor rain nor … violence?
    On a chilly fall morning, mail carrier Khalalisa Norris wheeled her cart along West Congress Parkway in the city's Austin neighborhood. She had just dropped a bundle of envelopes into the mail slot of a two-flat graystone, when she heard a man call from a...
  • State-subsidized baby-sitting means Illinois keeps an eye on who's watching the kids

    Introduced in the 1990s welfare-to-work initiative, payments for child care subsidies now far outnumber the amount spent on traditional public aid. Under the program, states get federal money to give out to poor parents trying to work or go to school....