| Sep 27, 2012
| 2:05 PM
Sawdust Peer Award winners announced
The Sawdust Art Festival announced its Peer Awards winners: In the blown glass category, Christopher Jeffries, first place; Gavin Heath, second place; Jason McQuaid and Michael Panetta tied for third. In the fused...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:28 PM
WASHINGTON -- Republicans spent the weekend trumpeting shock and outrage over President Obama's leaked "backup plan" on immigration. In dysfunctional Washington, this means that prospects for comprehensive reform -- including what amounts to an amnesty...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 9:00 PM
The Pontiac G8 is dead. Long live the Chevrolet SS.
Chevrolet is set to reveal the 415-horsepower V-8 sedan at the Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, one day before the NASCAR version of the car is scheduled to begin qualifying for the Daytona...
| Dec 30, 2012
One year ago, I didn't predict that a book about predictions, "The Signal and the Noise," would be one of the top-selling nonfiction titles of 2012 or that its author, former Chicagoan Nate Silver, would become a cultural icon whose name is synonymous...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 7:27 AM
The Air Force is in the midst of swapping out the fleet of high-speed sport cars that chase down its sinister-looking black spy planes at breakneck speeds.
For more than 50 years, the chase cars have been critical to the high-flying U-2’s mission....
| Nov 9, 2012
| 3:04 PM
A mausoleum in St. Louis Cemetary Number Two is often overlooked by tourists and overshadowed by the other prominent figures buried there. The tomb of Major Daniel Carmick usual goes unnoticed, until now, as the U.S. Marine Corps remembers a military...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Sarah Elizabeth Ippel's eyes lit up as she peered into the chicken coop at the edge of her school's playground.
"There are a few in there," Ippel, 31, said, pointing to several eggs recently laid by the three resident chickens. "Whoever finds them first...
| Jun 26, 2010
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been harshly criticized at home for the nearly $1-billion price tag of hosting overlapping summits of world leaders in Ontario this weekend.
Most of the money has been spent on the security measures deemed...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Apr 1, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (mp3) (WLS-AM) Guest host John Dempsey with Lynn Sweet of the Sun Times, Eric Zorn and......
| Feb 10, 2012
| 4:35 PM
When Chicago agreed Thursday to pay $6.2 million to settle a lawsuit over police conduct at a war protest nine years ago, both city officials …...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Egypt's military-appointed Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri has called on protesters to bury the hatchet and begin a national dialogue to ensure calm and stability after five days of clashes that left at least 15 dead and over 800 injured....