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  • For Union Memorial, Al Capone's tree keeps on giving

    For Union Memorial, Al Capone's tree keeps on giving
    Who says Al Capone was a bad guy? Well, lots of people do. But he did at least one nice thing in his life. He donated two Japanese weeping cherry trees to Union Memorial Hospital in 1939. Now, the hospital is selling carvings from a broken limb of one of...
  • The roaring '20s are back at Havre de Grace's Graw Days Festival

    During an era of sophisticated fun, The Graw drew locals and travelers alike to the racetrack in Havre de Grace to watch the eleganthorses run and, most likely, bet a dollar or two. Celebrating these golden years of the town's historic racetrack, Havre...
  • Harford County has fun-filled Halloween adventures for the entire family

    Harford County has fun-filled Halloween adventures for the entire family
    When most people think of Halloween, images of pumpkins, witches and ghosts usually come to mind. Whether you like to be scared senseless in a haunted house, learn more about true ghost stories or prefer a simple hayride on the farm to pick out pumpkins,...
  • As snow comes down, so do the trees

    As snow comes down, so do the trees
    Local arborists have been swamped with calls to deal with damage to historic cherry trees, common oaks and towering evergreens loaded down by the overwhelming snowfall. "We can't even begin to get a handle on it," said Frank Fogle, arborist for...
  • An eerie prison unlocks its famous history

    It was once the most famous prison in the world. Alexis de Tocqueville praised it; Charles Dickens hated it. Al Capone sat out a gang war there, partying with prison guards in a cell decorated with oil paintings and oriental rugs. Brad Pitt even went...
  • Chicago red-light cameras under fire for unexplained ticket spikes [w/videos]

     
    Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal Chicago may once have been known as the home of the mob in US with Al Capone running things, but for several years in the 2000s it looks like a completely legal racket may have made the city millions. A recent Chicago...
  • The world's perception of Chicago

    My wife and I are currently in Old Quebec, Canada, on vacation.  The weather has been ideal and the locals very friendly. However, when we tell people we're from Chicagoland, the mood changes to more of a somberness.  We've traveled to Europe and...
  • Al Capone on PBS: Public Enemy No. 1 revisited

    Al Capone on PBS: Public Enemy No. 1 revisited
    South Florida is littered with Al Capone history  –  the Miami mansion where he took his last breath,  his reputed riverside hideout in Fort Lauderdale,  his casino dreams in Deerfield Beach – and every  restaurant and watering hole as old...
  • Spotlight on Santa Fe; recalling old Chicago

    Spotlight on Santa Fe; recalling old Chicago
    "Santa Fe" (Museum of New Mexico Press, $39.95) Santa Fe, N.M., founded in 1610, is unique among cities in the United States. No other city looks like Santa Fe. Here three dominant cultures — Indian, Hispanic and Anglo — have coexisted and...
  • Summer weekend 2014 worse than St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    Summer weekend 2014 worse than St. Valentine's Day Massacre
    In 1929, when rivals killed seven members of Bugs Moran's gang, the world was shocked. Chicago's image as a corrupt, violent city was emblazoned in memory around the world. More than eight decades later, if you stroll around Europe and tell people you...
  • City still mobbed with gangster cliches

    City still mobbed with gangster cliches
    The bus idled in front of the so-called rock 'n' roll McDonald's across Clark Street from the Rainforest Cafe, and the tourists climbed aboard. You assumed they were tourists, because who else would be spending two hours of a splendid, sunny weekday...
  • LeBron's Next Duty? Tailor A Title Belt For The Rust Belt

    LeBron's Next Duty? Tailor A Title Belt For The Rust Belt
    If you had been there outside the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich on that steamy July night in 2010, wilting among the 300 rubberneckers to 21st century sporting hubris, you would have understood why they burned LeBron James' jersey and pulled down that...