| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Although there's no "Pardon Our Dust" sign adorning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Wilshire Boulevard headquarters, even the casual observer will have noticed that the Academy has spent the past few years engaged in an extensive and...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:49 PM
NORMAL, Ill — St. Francis' most experienced player spent Friday's Class 3A semifinal match against Breese Central on the bench.
St. Francis senior outside hitter Maddie Haggerty, who has committed to Nebraska, missed her 10th straight match...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 10:47 AM
LIMA, Peru — The Peruvian government has promised to investigate charges by an environmental group that the out-of-control slaughter of dolphins in Pacific coastal waters has put the ocean mammal at risk.
At least 15,000 dolphins are being...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:12 PM
NORMAL, Ill. — Payton's quest to break new ground by becoming the first Chicago Public League school to win a state volleyball title must wait another year.
LaSalle-Peru advanced to its first state championship match with a 25-18, 25-17 win over...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:04 PM
NORMAL, Ill. — St. Francis volleyball coach Peg Kopec let loose for a few seconds Saturday when she swayed to Kool & The Gang's "Celebration" at Redbird Arena.
The winningest coach in Illinois volleyball history, Kopec figured out a long ago how...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:26 PM
20 questions answers: 1. Iraq 2. Namibia 3. Canada 4. Ecuador 5. Portugal 6. Budapest 7. Seine 8. Pakistan 9. Arizona 10. Peru 11. Europe 12. Irish Sea 13. Bolivia 14. Oregon 15. Belize 16. Jordan 17. Africa 18. South Georgia 19. Asia 20. Iran...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:07 AM
St. Francis senior Maddie Haggerty spent the final few minutes of Saturday's Class 3A state championship match against LaSalle-Peru letting her emotions run wild.
After sitting out the last 11 matches of the season, including St. Francis' 25-19, 25-7...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 8:13 PM
With their soaring pillars, immense bronze doors and dimly lit interiors, banks used to make small depositors feel even smaller – but at least they believed their money would be safe.
By the 1950s, though, banks were eager for a friendlier image...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 1:19 PM
There was a time when Christian charities would raise money by showing films of their good works in church basements.
Then Russ Reid, a marketing man who specialized in religious groups, came up with a bold plan for World Vision, a client that sought to...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:39 PM
"Kon-Tiki" is a ripping yarn torn from yesterday's headlines. Though somewhat forgotten now, the 1947 story of six men, an oceangoing raft and a wild and crazy theory was a media sensation that gripped the world's imagination — and launched a...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Freddy Smalls' Summertime Backyard BBQ takes place Aug. 18. in the West L.A. gastropub's back parking lot. It's $45 for an all-you-can-eat menu of beer-steamed Maryland blue crab, smoked Mary's chickens, grilled tri-tip with Texas toast and chimichurri,...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Literary lucha libre: It's a battle of words between writers wearing luchador wrestling masks.
Husband and wife tag team Christopher Vazquez and Angie Silva founded an event for Peru's up and coming writers to compete in the ring, based on the Mexican...