| Dec 10, 2012
| 10:14 AM
The season of big-bellied, white-bearded old men is upon us, and there seems to be more of them this Christmas than ever before.
“Santa Claus is in high demand this year,” said Holly Valent, registrar for the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus...
| Jan 13, 2013
Steampunk, we hardly knew ye.
Just as the gadgety Victorian-industrial aesthetic becomes a household term ? to the point that paint company Sherwin-Williams declared a moody steampunk palette a 2013 trend ? its very popularity threatens to make brass...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 12:00 PM
For more than 30 years, the Festival of the Vine has highlighted and celebrated the flavors of fall and the bountiful harvest. Celebrate this year, Sept. 7-9. Voted One of the Best Festivals by 2012 Kane County Chronicle's Best of the Fox Reader's...
| Dec 9, 2012
As the doting wife of hotel and real estate scion Rick Hilton, the mother hen to tabloid darlings Paris and Nicky Hilton, and the aggrieved childhood friend of Michael Jackson, Kathy Hilton has always been one step to the left of the spotlight.
| Nov 28, 2012
| 10:05 AM
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as the holiday elves have been very busy creating a magical experience in Geneva for its 45th Christmas Walk on Dec. 7 and House Tour festivities Dec. 7 and 8. Among the twinkling lights and fresh greenery lined...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Plan to enjoy the fresh and fragrant Christmas trees and wreaths, twinkling lights, and the magic of Friday evening. Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns and Scott Lebin, chairman of Geneva Chamber of Commerce, will welcome the crowd assembled to ring in the...
| Nov 10, 2012
Sitting in a rocking chair, basking in the quiet of a lovely fall afternoon at Fort Christmas Historical Park in east Orange County, I almost believe that I could have been a pioneer settler.
Then, I look at the primitive appliances in the kitchen and...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 5:16 PM
December is all about the holiday specials on TV, but you'll find other interesting viewing as well.
On Dec. 7 Sundance debuts "Restless," a gripping two-night miniseries about a former WW II spy. Nat Geo Wild kicks off its annual Big Cat Week Dec. 9...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 9:13 AM
Friday's Pictures in the News starts with the holiday spirit with a home, known as the "Christmas House." The home is decorated with approximately 65,000 lights using about four miles of wiring, in Richmond, Virginia. On the other side of the planet, a...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:32 AM
As an automotive journalist, I've piloted 500-horsepower supercars at high speeds. I've driven on some of the best tracks in the country, with professionals offering me tips. Exotic cars with price tags hovering near the balance of my mortgage have......
| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:45 PM
The highlights Tuesday night: 1. “NCIS” brings back FBI Agent T.C. Fornell (Joe Spano) and his ex-wife, Diane Sterling (Melinda McGraw), who is also the ex-wife of Gibbs (Mark Harmon). The CBS drama airs at 8. Fornell is the target in a...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 12:34 AM
In 1938 and 1939 the Times 'dispatched' journalist to the North Pole to escort Santa Claus to Los Angeles....