| Oct 26, 2011
| 10:01 PM
With the White Sox losing more than they won last season, a new restaurant across the street from U.S. Cellular Field gave fans a place where they could drink away their sorrows.
But Bacardi at the Park was not brought to the north side of 35th Street by...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 7:23 AM
Lake Forest schools Superintendent Harry Griffith told angry parents Friday that he will seek the dismissal of a popular middle school principal who used a district cellphone to harass a college student with a sexually explicit photograph and texts....
| Dec 12, 2011
| 6:15 AM
There’s a reason you no longer see a real disco ball hanging over the stage at Poison concerts. Lead singer Bret Michaels said he was nearly crushed by a 320 lb. disco ball while playing “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn” at a show at the...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 8:20 PM
Next week, dozens of Kansas City area high school speech and debate champions will be in Dallas for their big annual national tournament. A northland oratory star already knows she'll come away a major winner. Reaching 4 Excellence Young Achiever...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Diana Nyad is back in the news. In the next few weeks, the swimming legend will attempt a 103-mile swim from Cuba to Florida, a feat she failed to accomplish in 1978, when she was in her late 20s. The 61-year-old athlete won worldwide fame in 1975 when...
| Mar 26, 2008
Oscar-nominated actor Richard Widmark, who made a career playing bad guys and cowboys, has died. He was 93.
The star, who made his film debut as the giggling villain in "Kiss of Death," died at home in Roxbury, Conn., on Monday, March 24.
| Sep 12, 2008
Not every teenager is willing to admit his hometown is an awesome place.
Tommy Filkin is.
Scanning the Lake Michigan beach where he is a lifeguard, this shaggy-haired 16-year-old says of Lake Forest: "I love it here. It's a nice, safe place to grow up....
| Jul 6, 2008
For about 7,000 families, the move out of some of the city's most notorious public housing complexes held the promise of a better, safer future. One goal of the Plan for Transformation, launched in 2000, was to promote "the de-concentration of low...
| Aug 1, 2008
| 7:00 PM
William Shakespeare, you're a criminal. Well, sort of. You're at least a plagiarist--borrowing characters and plots without proper attribution.
Our conception of plagiarism, including using words from another source, is largely modern and academic. It'...
| Oct 7, 2009
| 1:44 PM
Loren Graham, professor of the history of science at MIT and Harvard, discusses his years of experience in the former Soviet Union, as described in his book Moscow Stories. In this interview, he discusses what went wrong with science under the Soviets,...
| Nov 5, 2009
Phil Swarbrick graduated from Chicago's DePaul University last year with a Bachelor of Science degree in network technology and a Master of Science degree in computer information and network security. Under normal circumstances, the undergraduate and...
| Mar 16, 2009
Suzanne Block isn't basking in the insulating embrace of college as she waits the eight weeks until her May 9 graduation from Lake Forest College.
When she's not in class or studying, she's scanning online job sites, sending out résumés and cold-...