| Oct 14, 2012
| 7:47 PM
Today, it is the site of a new facility for The Salvation Army, but it used to be a dump.
When crews started digging at the site for the new Shifler Family Community Center on George Street, they found the remains of a dump, said Maj. Robert D. Lyle, who...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 5:53 AM
"He's not so good in a crowd, but when you get him alone, you'd be surprised" -- Irving Berlin, "You'd Be Surprised"
Nucky Thompson's new de facto mantra, "you can't be half a gangster," seems to be applying more and more to "Boardwalk Empire" as a show....
| Oct 16, 2012
| 5:07 PM
The East Coast offers unique hot spots for Halloween chills:
Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary — What began as a one-night haunted house in the ruins of the Eastern State Penitentiary at 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue in 1991 has 29...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Our families all have ancestors that might be considered famous or infamous. Some have been easy to find and others are much more elusive. The important thing to remember is that they are all a part of our family and have earned their leaf on the tree....
| Oct 24, 2012
| 2:13 PM
The Michael Jackson Estate has helped fans around the world celebrate the silver anniversary of Michael Jackson’s “Bad” album with the release of “Bad 25.”
Like his other posthumous releases, “Bad 25” shines...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:39 AM
After months of brutal attack ads from 6th District U.S. Representative candidates Ben Chandler and Andy Barr glutting the Lexington television airwaves, many area voters are understandably confused when they are told they won't be voting for either...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:33 AM
I climb out of the car, step into damp October leaves and stare up at the Logan Square apartment building across the street. A chill rushes up the street. I notice a man standing in the front yard, shuffling back and forth. He does not appear rabid. He...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:21 PM
Zombies. They're everywhere. Television. Movies. Graphic novels. Pub crawls. Burlesque shows. You can't swing a dismembered arm without hitting one. But look out: In Scott Kenemore's new book, "Zombie, Illinois," the walking dead are invading places...
| May 3, 2012
| 10:34 AM
The ghosts in the Mineola Hotel are up for auction. So are the lounge, a marina and the historic, once-condemned hotel.
It can all be had on eBay with a starting bid of $2 million.
Located on the shores of Fox Lake, the Mineola once drew Al Capone and...
| May 4, 2012
| 8:03 AM
With 16 days remaining until hundreds of diplomats descend upon Chicago for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit, NATO is working hard to educate world leaders on their host city.
But that effort may have briefly backfired.
A video about...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:41 AM
Doing time on the prison tour circuit? Here are some other tours you won't want to miss.
—Alcatraz, Calif.: The legendary island in San Francisco Bay was a federal penitentiary from 1934 to 1963; daily tours are run by the National Park Service....