| Jul 1, 2010
| 12:58 PM
Riverside, Illinois, was designed in 1869 by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and his architect partner Calvert Vaux. Their unique design, which followed the contours of the landscape and emphasized open spaces, inspired the greatest...
| Jun 4, 2010
The " Harley-Davidson" coffee mug belongs to Ted. The "Su Do Ko" one is Bill's. The mug with the picture of the yellow Labrador is Noel's. Mudgeon Quinn can name the owners of the rest of the dozens of mugs on the wall at her family's Quinn's Coffee Shop,...
| Jun 3, 2010
It's no secret Seattle is facing a tight budget and the mayor has been looking for spots to make midyear cuts. Those cuts could happen any day now and we're told nothing is sacred. The Parks Department's warns we could see cuts to swimming pools,...
| May 4, 2010
| 9:31 AM
May 22-23--Mark your calendars and spend the day with family and friends at the Village of Riverside's Annual Arts Fair. Stroll this juried and competitive outdoor Arts Fair as you take in the original works of art from over 70 talented artists. View...
| Jun 18, 2009
| 9:14 AM
It's been a peculiar summer -- too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry -- too weird.
But that didn't stop avid gardeners from primping, prepping and photographing their beds, borders, containers, rooftops, balconies and window boxes for our Glorious...
| Jun 14, 2009
| 1:00 AM
With apologies to Mickey Mouse, there are Florida attractions that don't require standing in line with crying babies, or waiting an hour for an adrenaline-pumping, 5-minute ride.
For some work-addled souls, the notion of relaxation is better captured...
| May 24, 2009
The Great American Staycation: How to Make Vacation at Home Fun for the Whole Family (and Your Wallet!)
Adams Media, $9.95
To quote from a Clash song, "Should I stay or should I go?" writer and columnist Matt Wixon definitely chooses the former. With...
| May 16, 2009
(WGN-AM) - Talks are under way to create a massive post-Olympics indoor youth athletic center in Washington Park, the cornerstone location of Chicago's plan to host the 2016 Games, the bid team confirmed.
State officials are conducting preliminary...
| Mar 1, 2009
My Two Polish
And Other Essays on the
Scribner: 228 pp., $25
Overrun by exhibitionists, the memoir has turned spuriously confessional. Yet if there's one life story that could stand a bit more self-...
| Jan 25, 2009
In a city that contains hundreds of miles of recreational walks, routes and trails, the opening of a new jogging path sounds about as noteworthy as a Pinkberry christening or another starlet DUI. But the new scenic path that opened in December along the...
| Jan 18, 2009
The cascade of extraordinary scenes will officially begin Tuesday, with the nation's first inauguration of an African American president on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, in a city south of the Mason-Dixon Line, as the oath of office is sworn on Abraham...