| 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...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 5:47 AM
Seattle is the fifth best educated city in the U.S., according to a survey from Men’s Health.
Madison, Wisconsin, which landed at number one on the list, was described by the magazine as the city “Madison, Wisconsin, where the average...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 12:59 PM
September 22nd is National Business Women's Day (Source: Holiday Insights)
Business Women's Day recognizes the value and contribution of women in the business world.
The roots of this special day go back to the late 1940s. While men were off fighting...
| 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...
| 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:...
| 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?'...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 7:21 PM
Washington D.C. took the No. 1 spot in Parenting Magazine's latest list of the Top U.S. Cities for Families, the publication said Wednesday.
The U.S. capital replaced nearby Arlington, Virginia, which tumbled to No. 70 as a result of changes in the way...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 1:57 PM
A Madison, Wis., man has been brought back to Illinois to face murder charges in the killing of a 16-year-old girl in her South Side apartment in 1991, officials said today.
Steven Dixon, 36, was 16 at the time of Tiffany Lindsey's death from multiple...
| Jul 31, 2011
As Chicago prepares for the 20th edition of Lollapalooza next weekend, here are 10 notes about music festivals:
1 Creedence Clearwater Revival was the first big-name band lined up for Woodstock, the mother of all rock music festivals. The group's signing...
| Jun 17, 2007
It sounds like the set-up for a dull economist's joke. Who gets the better deal: the cautious economist who sells his house through a real estate agent, or his risk-taking colleague who finds a buyer on his own?
But the question -- debated by two...
| Jan 27, 2010
| 4:24 PM
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......