| Feb 27, 2011
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...
| May 20, 2011
| 11:35 AM
June 3-5: Garden Fair, Rockford. This annual event at the Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden includes gardening vendors, outdoor cooking demonstrations and a Q-and-A with experts. Fee varies; 815-965-8146; tinyurl.com/3mpb79t. Miles from Chicago:...
| Jul 6, 2011
MIDDLETON, Wis. – National Mustard Day is Aug. 6, and thousands of people will show up in this cute city to celebrate all things mustard. Everyone from fanatical mustard freaks to fun-loving families looking for something unusual to do will show up....
| Oct 28, 2010
The girl in the road didn't move as the headlights swept over her.
She wore a long blue dress that was soaked from the rain, and her feet were bare. The approaching driver slowed and reached for her cell phone, thinking the girl might have been in an...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 10:32 AM
When your 5-year-old daughter wants to play "I Spy" and says, "I spy with my little eye ..." and decides that her mystery object starts with a "B," and then she points to a bar — one of the iron bars on the door of a jail cell — you know you'...
| Sep 3, 2010
| 10:32 AM
Commercial publishing seems to be in a completely topsy-turvy state. Here is a smart, sprightly, sex-drenched, and neatly plotted novel about Midwestern high-school administration politics that’s certainly as entertaining as the latest Tom...
| 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...
| Sep 15, 2011
Madison, Wis., has been declared the most educated American city in rankings compiled by Men's Health magazine.
The Wisconsin capital, which the magazine described as the city "where the average household has more degrees than a thermometer," edged...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 10:09 AM
With summer on the horizon, many people happily think of vacation planning. We went to the Senior Resource Fair sponsored by the Senior Citizens' Center of Oak Park and River Forest to ask this question:
'What are your vacation plans for this summer?'...
| Oct 8, 2010
| 4:33 PM
It seems obvious that farmers who plant genetically modified crops designed to wipe out pests would see fewer nasty critters in their fields. But new research shows that, at least in the case of one pesky insect in the U.S.......
| Oct 11, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Another full day of political campaigning for embattled Democrats by the Democrat....