| Nov 4, 2011
State Del. Shawn Tarrant says he will seek passage of a $300,000 bond bill to restore the Roland Water Tower.
It's the second year in a row that Tarrant, who represents the 40th District, is introducing the bill. Last year's bond bill was for $250,000....
| Nov 8, 2011
| 9:18 AM
It appears as though Reisterstown has dodged a bullet in the proposed construction of a 2 million gallon water tower at the bend of Bond Avenue and Timbergrove Road.
At a meeting on Oct. 27 spearheaded by residents and Stop the Water Tower, there were...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:53 PM
He doesn't have the rocket arm. Or the celebrity wife. Or even a Tumblr of him "smoking."
Josh McCown keeps his distance from all that noise. The 34-year-old Texas native's happy-to-be-here approach to his NFL career has helped Chicago embrace him as...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Few and North Shore Holiday Gala
Fountainhead 1970 W. Montrose Ave. 773-697-8204
Meet the distillery owners over appetizers and a four-course dinner with craft cocktail pairings featuring butternut squash- and maple mousse-stuffed doughnut holes...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:23 PM
Castle of Moods Enterprises, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Imperial Point Medical Center, 6401 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Free. Call 954-396-3070.
Christmas Tree Sale, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Saint Mark Catholic Church, 5601 S. Flamingo Road,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Leave it to Lookingglass to make a great leap of artistic courage by mounting a stage adaptation of "The Little Prince," Antoine de Saint-Exupéry beloved-but-bizarre children's classic. Once again, the company is collaborating with the Evanston-based...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Breakfast with Tomten
Eat pancakes with Tomten (Swedish for Santa) at this popular annual event. Don’t forget a camera to snap a pic of your kids with the man of the hour. Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. (773-728-8111, samac....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:56 PM
An iconic clock in Oak Park is telling the correct time again, several years after it stopped running.
The four-sided clock on the northeast corner of Lake Street and Harlem Avenue is attached to a building on the National Register of Historic Places...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Powder-blue, with cartoony lines and cushions everywhere, the Divvy bike looks like something a 7-year-old would be very excited to find under a Christmas tree or, more feasibly, near a Christmas tree. A not-unreasonable first reaction to one is to look...
| Oct 8, 2013
Marguerite Duras' semi-autobiographical novel "L'Amant," or "The Lover," paints in many hues. It is a tactile portrait of the colors of Southern Indochina in 1929; it reminds us that not all colonialists were rich or powerful, complicating people; it...
| Sep 26, 2013
News briefs from St. Charles, Batavia and Geneva.
Funds for student projects
The Youth Commission is accepting applications for its annual "challenge grant" program to help fund youth-designed projects that promote healthy living....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 10:04 AM
St. Charles aldermen decided to move forward with the construction of a round, 1.5 million-gallon water tower at the corner of Red Gate Road and Route 25.
Construction of the new Red Gate Water Tower will cost the city about $3.6 million —...