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  • Jewel on the upper Mississippi River

     Jewel on the upper Mississippi River
    DUBUQUE, Iowa — Mark Twain knew what he was talking about in a Tribune interview 127 years ago, discussing the virtues of the upper Mississippi River. The big river around Hannibal, Mo., where he grew up, is less interesting, less scenic, he said,...
  • Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped

    Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped
    Far from the pistol toting, Al Capone-busting Chicago lawman of lore, Eliot Ness “was afraid of guns and he barely left the office,” according to a retired IRS agent who spoke out Friday against naming a federal law enforcement building in...
  • Boardwalk Empire recap: It's a bloody finale for Season 4

    Boardwalk Empire recap: It's a bloody finale for Season 4
    As befitting a drama focused on Prohibition-era bootleggers, it was a bloody finale for the fourth season of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” Who survived, who died in Episode 48 (“Farewell Daddy Blues”)? Gangster Nucky Thompson...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky tipped to drug plot; Capone survives

    'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky tipped to drug plot; Capone survives
    The lure of big money from heroin pits Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) against an odd mix of gangsters on “White Horse Pike,” Episode 46 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” “Something’s wrong,” warns speakeasy...
  • CNN's 'Chicagoland' captures flashes of anger in first episode

    CNN's 'Chicagoland' captures flashes of anger in first episode
    And so it begins, with the voice of our mayor — "You want to see America you come to the heartland, and what is the capital of the heartland?" — and images of our city, the first of eight — that's right, eight — episodes of a...
  • Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend

    Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend
    When I think of General George Armstrong Custer, which admittedly I rarely do, I think Errol Flynn. Lou Gehrig? Why that would be Gary Cooper's face that comes to mind. Abe Lincoln? Daniel Day-Lewis. Mary Todd Lincoln? Sally Field. Malcolm X?...
  • A la venta mansión de Al Capone en Miami Beach

    A la venta mansión de Al Capone en Miami Beach
    La lujosa residencia en una isla exclusiva Miami Beach en la que vivió el famoso gángster Al Capone, y donde murió en 1947, a los 48 años, se ha puesto de nuevo a la venta por $8.45 millones. La mansión y propiedad, de 30,000 pies cuadrados, edificada...
  • U.S. considers seeking extradition of Mexican drug lord

    U.S. considers seeking extradition of Mexican drug lord
    WASHINGTON — As Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman sits locked in the basement of a Mexican prison, the U.S. Department of Justice is debating whether to seek the drug lord's extradition to face prosecution in one of several American communities that have...
  • Spirited 'Supernatural' reaches end of the line

    Spirited 'Supernatural' reaches end of the line
    It's not that the dead have stopped talking — it's that the show has reached its 10-year mark and its creator/solo performer/necromancer is ready to move on. "Supernatural Chicago," an evening of magic and storytelling hosted by Neil Tobin, will...
  • Paul Greenberg: An innocent abroad

    Dear Guide in Tashkent, I regret I never learned your name, but your language, heard from the back of a tour bus, remains a thing of curious beauty and a joy recurrently remembered. You could call it English, though more strictly speaking it was...
  • Move to name ATF building for Eliot Ness meets hometown resistance

    WASHINGTON — Federal Prohibition agent Eliot Ness' legendary campaign against Chicago mob boss Al Capone inspired the 1960s TV series "The Untouchables," a blockbuster Hollywood movie, countless books and perhaps even the comic-strip hero Dick...
  • Wedding venue quiz: What's your aisle style?

    Wedding venue quiz: What's your aisle style?
    Location, location, location: The old adage doesn't just apply to real estate holdings. When you're choosing the venue for your wedding, the setting establishes the tone for the whole shebang. Take our quiz and find out which up-and-coming venues fit...