| Nov 19, 2010
The trowels and shovels have been cleaned and stowed, and the summer garden is now just a memory. In this quiet time of autumn, with Thanksgiving about to usher in the winter holidays, we asked gardeners, plant breeders, horticulturists and designers to...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 7:54 AM
To partake of Hardee's latest round of breakfast promotions, you'll have to road trip to Wisconsin, say, or the Southeast and promise to exercise a couple hours extra post-consumption of the items: A Double Loaded Omelet Biscuit and Fried Bologna Biscuit....
| Jun 3, 2011
If you're a fan of burgers (and who isn't?), the next week ought to be fun.
Park Grill (11 N. Michigan Ave., 312-521-7275) is in the midst of its annual Burgerfest, offering classic and "local and sustainable" burgers priced from $11 to $14. Patrons...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 7:02 AM
After being delayed a day, my mother-in-law arrived tonight from Charlottesville. Yeah, I know, most son-in-laws would be leaving town soon after the mother-in-law arrives. But not me, I have a special (read - football fanatic) mother-in-law, so she is...
| Nov 25, 2010
Some culinary trends come with promises concocted in the vague argot of marketing executives and brand managers. But a few rare ideas spring from something universal. They're the restaurants and recipes that tap into unknown pleasures, manifestations of...
| Apr 9, 2011
Wisconsin's top elections agency said Friday it would review a county clerk's discovery of 14,000 votes in the state's photo-finish Supreme Court election, a total that appeared to both decisively tip the race to the conservative incumbent but also...
| Nov 19, 2010
| 2:15 PM
In the front window of a modest brick two-flat on Chicago's West Side hangs a handmade sign with fading pictures of a smiling 15-year-old Yasmin Acree that says "we miss u."
The honor student and kind of girl who made her bed every morning and hung out...
| May 17, 2011
| 8:33 AM
Rep. Paul Ryan, architect of the House Republicans' controversial budget plan and a rising star in the party, announced Tuesday that he won't seek the open Senate seat in Wisconsin in 2012.
"Our nation is quickly approaching a debt crisis that will do...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 9:05 AM
The chairman of the Republican National Committee said Tuesday that his party's presidential field would solidify soon and that he expected the nomination battle to be tidy enough to give the party a fighting chance against President Obama in 2012.
| Feb 27, 2011
The effects of decades of neglect were all too visible at the nine far-flung campuses. Roofs leaked. Furniture was decrepit. Seismic protections were outdated.
In 2001, leaders of the Los Angeles Community College District decided to take action. With...
| Sep 3, 2011
Ahigh school counselor in La Puente once told Hilda Solis' mother that the girl really ought to forget about college and become a secretary. Well, so she has. Hilda Solis is the U.S. secretary of Labor. The daughter of factory workers and ardent union...