| Nov 4, 2012
I saved the newspapers from the week after Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, and a few days ago I fished them out of the basket, hidden behind a living room chair, where they've gathered dust for the past four years.
| Nov 5, 2012
| 4:11 PM
It's one of longest running religious colonies in the United States and it's located in southwest Michigan.
At its peak in the early 1900s, the House of David in Benton Harbor had 1,000 members and was a multi-million dollar business empire.Today, over...
| Jun 10, 2012
Last week, former Chicagoan Fidel Urbina was added to a list that you don't want to be on: the FBI's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. Meanwhile, two suspicious characters at the Tribune joined a more attractive list -- as e-book authors. Jacob and...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 4:56 PM
SASKATOON, Canada — If Canada has a flyover province, this is it. Other Canadians fly over it or ride VIA Rail Canada across its perceived vast flatness on the way to more famous places, and don't even know they've been over or across it.
| Sep 1, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Every year at this time, the image of the old man grows vivid again. Maybe because Labor Day is almost here, and I picture him at work in back of the shoe shop. Maybe on the old Landis stitcher resoling another pair of Army surplus boots to put in stock....
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:28 AM
W.C. Fields' gravestone doesn't really read, "On the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia." But the comic actor loved to poke fun at his native city. When I was a student in Philly way back when, I did too. There wasn't much to do. It seemed like every...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 9:51 AM
All summer long, Printers Row invited kids ages 5-16 to send in book reviews. Here's what young Chicago-area writers had to say. We've left the reviews mostly unedited to let the charm shine through. Watch for more to come.
"Abe Lincoln at Last! (Magic...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 1:24 PM
With all the F-bombs, drink throwing and hair pulling, you'd think we were watching "Bad Girls Club."
Instead, "Mob Wives Chicago" delivered all that drama Sunday as cast members, their families and other invited guests watched during a premiere party at...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:38 AM
It’s that time of year again when LGBT Chicagoans and all their allies wave the Pride flags high. But there’s more to Pride than just the parade—you can also celebrate with these seven shows, which span the spectrum from Obie Award-...
| Jun 24, 2012
There's a lot of crossfire about guns these days. The Obama administration is under siege over Fast and Furious, a federal sting operation that allowed firearms to go to Mexican drug traffickers and was linked to the slaying of a Border Patrol agent....
| Sep 13, 2012
Graphic artist Jenny Beorkrem sat down behind her iMac this week and with a few clicks located the folder titled "KNOCKOFFS."
It contained 82 images, all copycats of her ubiquitous neighborhood maps. They're the minimalist ones that only show the...
| Sep 16, 2012
The Drew Peterson jury made news recently with its guilty verdict — and with its unusual note to the judge asking for the definition of "unanimous." And jury deliberation is expected later this month in another major case, the Christopher Vaughn...