| Jan 21, 2011
Breathtaking views from high-rise condos are a quick cure for Chicagoans suffering from winter blahs.
The city's gems are framed in windows like artwork: a panorama of Lake Michigan as far as the eye can see, a front-row seat to the kinetic action at...
| Jul 1, 2011
People fear foreclosure almost as much as they fear death. But unlike death, foreclosure can be prevented.
Unfortunately, just as some people ignore an illness' symptoms in hopes that it will go away, some troubled homeowners are often afraid to confront...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 1:07 PM
You know what Monday is. And, yes, it is a big day.
Not only is it Colleen Johns' birthday, like you didn't know that, but it's America's birthday — Uncle Sam, the US-of-A, this place, 235 years old this year.
Can you believe it? It hardly looks a...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 7:07 AM
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It's William Whipple's turn to be recognized.
The New Hampshire merchant is one of the lesser-known signers of the Declaration of Independence. This year, there are plans for Whipple and 11 others to be honored for their...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 12:51 PM
October 24 is Food Day, a national effort created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the consumer watchdog group, to change the way Americans eat and think about food. Here in Chicago, the emphasis will be on food safety at an event...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 1:02 PM
Firefighters were called to the scene of a small fire on the 75th floor of the John Hancock Center this afternoon.
No one was injured in the small fire in an electrical room of the building at 175 E. Delaware Place, according to the Chicago Fire...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 10:00 PM
SAN DIEGO - Before the Chargers and Raiders take to the field Thursday night, everyone in Qualcomm Stadium will send a special message to military veterans.
"On game day, 20 U.S. cadets down on the field and everyone that’s here in the stands will...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 1:30 AM
“Don't know much about history” - Sam Cooke
It would be the easiest thing in the world to make this about Sarah Palin.
She makes mistakes like Apple makes iPhones, so there is a temptation to catalogue her recent bizarre claim that Paul Revere's...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 4:03 PM
One design feature we've added to the enhanced Chicago Tribune that debuted this week is a woodcut image tucked into our Page 1 nameplate. A series of Chicago-themed illustrations evoking a sense of the history of the city and the newspaper will rotate in...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 8:34 AM
BOSTON (Reuters Life!) - Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the United States' oldest cities. It is home to historical sites and with 50 colleges and universities in the area it has a lively, youthful feel.
Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help...
| Jul 2, 2009
Celebrating the 4th of July by watching a fireworks show can be a thrilling experience. It also can be a crowded experience: 1 million people are expected to pack Chicago's lakefront to glimpse Friday's Independence Day Eve fireworks.
| Jul 23, 2008
| 1:29 PM
by Jim Tankersley France celebrates its independence day on the anniversary of a citizen uprising at a prison; Canada's comes on the anniversary of a legislative act recognizing its self-governance. In the United States, we celebrate a "Dear John"......