| Jun 13, 2014
Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present.
But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Before developers could build Century City's first skyscraper, they had to scrape away vestiges of 20th Century Fox's back lot.
Steel-jawed machines ripped apart Peyton Place and the village where Jennifer Jones portrayed a French peasant in 1943's "The...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Spurned once before, Denver-based Spectrum Retirement Communities returned to Highland Park with a new, scaled-down plan for a senior living home in the same location.
In late March, the City Council voted 4-3 against the rezoning necessary for the...
| Jun 16, 2014
Newly drawn district lines in Carroll have changed the landscape of the county's House and Senate representation.
The legislature reshaped district boundaries to align with the 2010 U.S. Census. The boundaries essentially funneled most of Carroll's House...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Two current delegates and one newcomer won the Republican nomination for the District 5 House of Delegates, an entirely new district that encompasses the majority of Carroll County.
Justin Ready, Susan Krebs and Haven Shoemaker are the three Republican...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
On a recent Friday afternoon at Willye B. White Park on Howard Street in Rogers Park, dozens of kids hit baseballs, kicked soccer balls and swung on the playset.
The shrieks that accompanied the child’s play were loud—yet it was a quiet...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Justin Ready, Haven Shoemaker and Susan Krebs are leading in the District 5 House of Delegates Republican primary, according to early voting numbers reported on the State Board of Elections website. Three candidates will move on to the November election....
| Mar 29, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The endless hum of whirling slot machines washes over the food court at the Sands casino in Bethlehem, as Yuli Cui of Flushing, N.Y., reads a Chinese newspaper.
Huddled at a table with her friends, Cui, 50, plucks a tangerine from the bagged lunch she...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Affected by increased population brought by The Glen and other developments in Glenview, overall enrollment at Glenbrook High School District 225 is expected to grow, then plateau, over the next 10 years, according to two independent demographers....
| May 13, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Demonstrations of Chinese lantern making, Japanese flower arrangement and martial arts will be added to the menu of festivities Sunday at the 10th annual Taste of Asia in Northbrook.
The festival, which celebrates Asian-American and Asian cultures and...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Compared to 40 years ago, there are a lot more senior citizens behind the wheel. Helping to keep them healthy enough to be on the road are improved modern medications. So, naturally, you have more older Americans taking more medications......
| May 11, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The cliche of Westside politics is that they're soft — arguments about human rights over bowls of kale chips on the verandas of mansions. There's a nugget of truth in that, but politics on the Westside also play out in suburban community centers,...