| Feb 9, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Billy Wilder was a lover of words, and a writer above all else. He said many times in interviews that his move into the director's chair was simply to protect his scripts. Wilder cared deeply about the language, rhythm and timing he spent months...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Feb 27, 2012
| 6:55 AM
LAS VEGAS — Valentine's Day is for a day of love and kisses and chocolate and roses.
Except on Feb. 14, 1929, in Chicago, which featured Tommy gun bursts, shotgun blasts, pistol shots and headlines of the slaughter of seven gangsters in a South...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 10:43 PM
Here's a look at February's TV premieres, including new and returning series, speicals and movies. If you notice I've missed something, leave me a message in the comments. I'll continue to add to the list
Thursday, Feb. 2
7 | "Love Etc.," OWN...
| Jun 24, 2012
There's a lot of crossfire about guns these days. The Obama administration is under siege over Fast and Furious, a federal sting operation that allowed firearms to go to Mexican drug traffickers and was linked to the slaying of a Border Patrol agent....
| Feb 14, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Nora is angry at the world (mostly the writers) for never, ever, ever letting her find love and/or happiness. She takes it out on her......
| Feb 11, 2010
"Valentine's Day" might boast the most shirtless dudes we've seen in a movie since "300." Ironically, the often bare-chested "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner isn't one of them.
If this Hallmark card of a film didn't already make it clear, the beefy...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 4:25 PM
Cook County is cutting 138 nursing jobs at two hospitals in a process that began today. Nurses union leader Leslie Curtis says nurses are calling it the “Valentine's Day massacre.”
Cook County Health and Hospitals System spokesman Lucio...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 4:57 PM
Today is Monday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2011. There are 320 days left in the year. This is Valentine's Day.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 14, 1961, the radioactive element lawrencium was first synthesized at the University of California,...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 5:10 PM
I have a long personal history with Valentine's Day. My baby book boasts: "Our Little Valentine", due to my birthdate, my grandparents were married on Valentine's Day, and I got engaged 17 years ago on Valentine's. I'd say that's more than enough...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 5:06 PM
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. -- Chicago: February 14th, 1929. Seven men from George "Bugs" Moran's Northside Irish Gang are lined up inside of a garage on North Clark Street and executed by the spray from two Thompson submachine guns.
The gruesome scene became...