| Aug 28, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Edith Fore.
One of these names doesn't fit in the same category with the others.
All were actresses. All are no longer with us.
Fore's name might not be nearly as recognizable or iconic as the others,...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Bacon, Sports & Beer Celebration
Union Station 225 S. Canal St.
Rock your favorite jersey and feast on bacon-inspired dishes from 20 restaurants alongside samples from 25 breweries at this second annual bash. You can test your sporting skills...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:52 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Governor candidate Bruce Rauner called on a boisterous Republican Day crowd at the Illinois State Fair on Thursday to help knock out Gov. Pat Quinn and the one-party Democrat rule that has run Illinois “into the ground.”...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:34 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn struck a class warfare theme Wednesday during a plea to Democratic Party faithful to turn out a big vote this fall to defeat Republicans with pockets as deep as “King Midas.”
The re-election seeking Quinn...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Thousands of people turned out for the annual Bud Billiken Parade Saturday, a day to celebrate the start-up of school with dancers, marching bands, political floats and outdoor grilling.
Only this year -- for the first time that anyone could remember in...
| Jul 18, 2014
Wednesday's blog item followed by Sunday's print column version of the story: So I had business yesterday afternoon at the Illinois Secretary of State's Chicago North regional office at 5401 N. Elston Ave. and notice on the way in that......
| Jul 20, 2014
My first day at my first real job — a dishwasher at one of those 24-hour family restaurants on a busy thoroughfare — the manager warned me, and he'd warned other employees, to park at the back of the parking lot, out near the dumpsters....
| Jun 11, 2014
The saga of Derrick Smith has been one long exercise in mixed messages. This one's unequivocal: guilty.
A federal jury took only four hours to convict the lame-duck state representative of bribery and attempted extortion for pocketing $7,000 in exchange...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 1:12 PM
A new study finds that traffic fatalities dropped 30 percent from 2005 to 2012 in Illinois.
Traffic fatalities have dropped nearly 23 percent nationwide in the same period, according to the study by Michael Sivak of the University of Michigan...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Winnetka residents are invited to celebrate Independence Day on Friday at the park district's annual Fourth of July Parade and Fourthfest.
Toby Ross, the park district's recreation supervisor, said this year marks the 127th anniversary of Winnetka's...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:01 PM
A hearty "well done" to Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza for greatly simplifying and streamlining the processes of renewing Illinois driver's licenses and Chicago city stickers, respectively.
The state now...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:57 PM
A month before the 2012 primary, state Rep. Derrick Smith was talking in his West Side political office with a trusted campaign worker about writing a letter of support for a day care in exchange for a $7,000 bribe, federal prosecutors allege.