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Madison (Dane, Wisconsin)

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  • October festivals in the West and beyond

    If you're a fall season traveler and heading out in October, you may want to drop in on one of these festivals in the West and beyond. Minot, North Dakota September 30-October 4 Norsk Høstfest North America's biggest Scandinavian festival, in its 30th...
  • The 'bupe' fix

    There's a new narcotic on the street in Baltimore and other communities - and taxpayers helped put it there. The hexagonal orange pills some users call "bupe" are championed as an exceptional treatment for heroin and pain-pill addicts. Federal...
  • Mideast not funny? Four comics are working on it

    Comic Ray Hanania nervously paced backstage at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies and occasionally peeked around the velvet curtains to gauge the mood of the school's packed theater. The downtown audience -- Arab businessmen, a Palestinian...
  • Clinton, Obama sound populist themes in Midwest

    The nation's economic anxieties took center stage in the increasingly rancorous Democratic presidential race Thursday as Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama tilted their campaigns toward blue-collar voters in the upcoming Wisconsin and Ohio primaries....
  • Michelle Obama's guests: State of Union

     
    by Michael Muskal Part of the ceremony surrounding any presidential speech to Congress is who gets to be singled out and who gets invited to sit with the first family. First Lady Michelle Obama is bringing quite a crowd. This......
  • `Drew's Law' may let Drew skate

     
    Sunday's story, "Table turns for Peterson case prosecutor -- Drew's Law advocate now finds himself fighting it in pretrial appeal" would be amusing if the back-story weren't so grim. Saddled with a botched police investigation, Will County State's...
  • Tom Skilling

    Tom Skilling
    Tom Skilling, WGN chief meteorologist, appears on WGN-TV weekdays on WGN Midday News, WGN Evening News and WGN News at Nine and on WGN Radio during afternoon drive and special coverage. He celebrated his 30th anniversary with WGN in August 2008. Since...
  • Scientists zero in on reason for mammoths' demise

    Scientists zero in on reason for mammoths' demise
    About 15,000 years ago, North America was home to an astonishing number of large plant-eating mammals -- giant sloths, mastodons, mammoths. A thousand years later, they were all gone, wiped from the face of the Earth with sudden finality. Scientists have...
  • Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild

    As the World Health Organization raised its infectious disease alert level Wednesday and health officials confirmed the first death linked to swine flu inside U.S. borders, scientists studying the virus are coming to the consensus that this hybrid...
  • Backyard Chickens On The Rise, Despite Neighbors' Clucks

    Backyard Chickens On The Rise, Despite Neighbors' Clucks
    MADISON, Wis. -- Jen Lynch and her family live in the heart of the city but roll out of bed to the sound of clucking chickens. Their day starts with cleaning coops, scooping out feed and hunting for eggs for morning omelets. Eight families in a three-...
  • Movie review: Away We Go -- 4 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: Away We Go -- 4 out of 5 stars
    Verona and Burt are having a baby. But where? Where is a support system? Where would the lifestyle be right for raising a child? "I want her childhood to be Huck Finn-y," Burt offers. Verona is equally idealistic. But being the mom-to-be, she's also...