| May 30, 2012
| 7:59 PM
Getting their young son to and from school is an easy walk for Jamie Burton and Lawrence Andrus. But in the fall, their son will have to attend somewhere else. Arlington Park Community Learning Center is closing for good.
"It's pretty sad because...
| Dec 11, 2011
A former Illinois governor was sentenced to prison last week. That's about a once-a-decade event here since the 1970s.
Flashback readers know that Illinois' culture of corruption began long before that, notably with Gov. Len Small in the 1920s, but the...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 7:29 AM
The first of several public hearings will be tonight to discuss D-I-S-D's recommendation to consolidate almost a dozen schools.
The district could shut down the eleven campues over the next two years if district officials can't find another way to...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Parents, students, and community members gathered at H.S. Thompson Thursday night to protest Dallas Independent School District's proposal. District leaders are recommending nine elementary schools and two middle schools be consolidated, meaning some...
| Jan 26, 2012
Thursday night, Dallas Independent School District board trustees voted six to two in favor of closing 11 schools within the city.
Nine of the schools are elementary schools, two are middle school campuses.
10 of the schools will close in time for the...
| Jul 24, 2011
Nearly three-fourths of the lawmakers who voted on doubling the number of Illinois casinos accepted political contributions in the last 18 months from the gambling industry — a practice several states ban.
Casinos, racetracks and video poker...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Our book club has only three members. We work at the same company, which allows for ongoing discussion of the book as we read. We've been together for almost four years and are on our 38th book.
Sometimes our book selection inspires field trips....
| May 28, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Arlington Park Race Track
Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road
Please note: unfortunately, the recipe is *NOT* available
| Jul 2, 2009
Celebrating the 4th of July by watching a fireworks show can be a thrilling experience. It also can be a crowded experience: 1 million people are expected to pack Chicago's lakefront to glimpse Friday's Independence Day Eve fireworks.
| Jun 6, 2008
| 2:36 PM
1. Carry a loaded squirt gun.
2. Catch fireflies and keep them overnight in a glass jar with a bit of grass and a wax-paper lid.
3. Treat yourself to an ice cream sundae at Gayetys, 3306 Ridge Rd., Lansing; the Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor, 7347 W....
| Jul 30, 2008
| 1:37 PM
Nicknamed "commander-in-sheath," Michelle Obama made Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List for the second year in a row, commended for looking elegant in everything from the $900 purple sheath by Chicago designer Maria Pinto, worn in St. Paul,...
| May 11, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Chicago is getting excited about the prospect of a Lee DeWyze visit later this week, which will take place if Lee advances to the final three on Wednesday. Lee's one-day hometown return would take place on Friday and is set to include a visit to a Fox...