| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:53 PM
It has been dubbed "Ice Friday," the result of a frigid bout of weather that hit usually sunny north Texas before moving east.
The National Weather Service issued winter storm and ice warnings for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi,...
| Oct 4, 2013
Mark Guetersloh motored his johnboat slowly, very slowly, through the still water of the Cache River. Keenly aware that tree stumps lurking beneath the algae-covered surface have shredded many a propeller, he had a couple of oars, just in case....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:25 AM
This article was excerpted and adapted from Chris Jones' new book. "Bigger, Brighter, Louder: 150 Years of Chicago Theater as Seen by Chicago Tribune Critics" (University of Chicago Press, 2013) is a collection of reviews of theater productions from "Rip...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:53 AM
This is only a test. And be forewarned -- you'll probably fail.
1) A man bought a farm for $2,400 and sold it for $2,700. What percent did he gain?
2) What properties have verbs?
3) Name and give the capitals of states touching the Ohio River.
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:39 PM
CINCINNATI — Defending Jay Cutler once seemed so easy to Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
Burfict was a teenager growing up in Corona, Calif., whose family loved the Broncos. When Burfict played for Arizona State, he wore No. 7 in honor...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Eric Garcetti, L.A.'s new mayor, was just listed on some website as one of the nation’s most dateable mayors. “Fanciable” is probably how the Brits would put it. Never mind that Garcetti is married: He’s got an excellent set of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: Can you help me ID this vase? I've tried to find the pattern and maker for years. I call it Drape, but can't find the real name. Where can I learn about the vase? I've bought tons of reference books but no luck. Is it art glass?
A: The reader thinks...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: I bought a white pitcher that I thought was made by the C.C. Thompson Pottery Company. But the mark on the bottom differs from their standard mark. Can you verify my mark?
A: To clue readers, C.C. Thompson was one of the clustered Ohio River...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Metropolis was founded in 1839 on the banks of the Ohio River, about as far south as you can go in Illinois without stepping into Kentucky. Its settlers were enthusiastic: They assumed the waterfront real estate would result in a metropolis, hence the...
| Jun 9, 2013
The steamboat conveying Andrew Jackson up the Ohio River toward his tumultuous 1829 inauguration had brooms lashed to its bow, symbolizing Old Hickory's vow to clean up Washington. But sweeping out Washington's Augean stables, like painting the Golden...
| May 15, 2013
| 10:57 AM
ROCKPORT, Ind. (AP) — Opponents of a proposed fertilizer plant in southern Indiana are citing safety concerns arising from last month's deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer manufacturer as they argue that state officials should block the project....
| May 3, 2013
| 4:44 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Legislation state lawmakers passed last week that the developers of a proposed Indiana coal-gasification plant say effectively kills their project also has dealt a blow to a Texas company's plans for a pipeline that would carry...