| Apr 6, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Fun things to do in Tinley Park, Orland Park, Frankfort, Mokena and Bolingbrook from April 11-22.
Prizes for best Easter bonnets, an egg hunt and craft show will be part of the Tinley Park Bunny Hop from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday,...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:46 PM
A new teaching area at Peck Farm Park now officially bears the name of Ralph Dantino, a Geneva alderman and park district supporter who helped create the expansive park around the new dock.
A crowd of family and friends gathered at Peck Farm on a...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Jesus Christ is everywhere during Holy Week, but one Orlando woman thought she was going crazy when she saw his image in the bark of a dead tree in her front yard.
"It's Treesus," the homeowner, Kim, said on the eve of Resurrection Sunday. "I find it...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Imagine a menacing 30-foot tall Easter Bunny with five-foot long buck teeth, and you can begin to understand what it was like to be Clair Shumon Turner.
She is Pauline Ignas' tiny toy poodle, one of about 30 dogs participating in the recent Winnetka...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:58 AM
Initial jobless claims plunged last week to their lowest level in nearly seven years, a sign that the labor market was picking up traction.
The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped to 300,000 last week, a decrease of 32,000 from...
| Apr 20, 2014
I go to Mass almost every Sunday, but I try to avoid the big holidays. Especially Easter. In most Christian churches, Easter is a kind of triumphalistic affirmation of Christian certainty. My sense is that the Resurrection is not a celebration; it is a...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Knee-knocking cold in the north chased a record number of tourists to the Sunshine State in the first three months of the year.
Driven by South Florida, the state set a record for filling hotel rooms, according to figures released Monday.
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:40 AM
With apologies to the many accomplished musicians performing on Fort Lauderdale beach this weekend, the most important improvement at the ocean-ecology-minded Tortuga Music Festival is the news that the house beer this year is Corona (replacing last year&...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:53 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO — Highways and bus transit ground to a halt in parts of Brazil early Friday, and flights were delayed as Brazilians launched on their long Easter holiday weekend.
Brazil's transportation system has been the subject of heated...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:57 AM
While Aussie artist Chris Edser slept half-a-world away, Chicago sports fans were abuzz Wednesday about his cartoon GIFs of Bulls center Joakim Noah. Edser released another GIF overnight on basketball art blog Ron Artist, this one of Jo swatting Lebron...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 6:29 AM
Easter Sunday lands on April 20 this year, so it's a good idea your cat doesn't get the munchies.
Easter lilies, a potted staple of the holiday, are highly poisonous to cats, the Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center warned days ahead of...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Pope Francis, in his Easter address before a huge crowd, on Sunday denounced the "immense wastefulness" in the world while many go hungry and called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa.
"We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all...