| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The relationship between Mack Trucks and the Lehigh Valley is akin to Ford and Detroit. Previously headquartered in Allentown for more than a century, the truck-manufacturing company has a long and storied history here.
Now, fans of the brand can take...
| Aug 4, 2011
Anyone who's hung around in liberal circles and found himself in those perfunctory What's Wrong With America conversations has heard the refrain: "Well, in Sweden they have (fill in the blank): mostly free healthcare, free college, 13-month parental...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 3:20 AM
Lollapalooza opened in Grant Park on Friday to -- what else? -- rain and a soggy turf that required wood chips to be imported and portions of Hutchinson Field to be roped off. Inclement weather is now a regular visitor at this festival, especially after a...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Evan Lysacek came to Twin Rinks Arena in Buffalo Grove Thursday to give a private lesson to a 14-year old figure skater, Rudi Baruch, whose dad had bought the opportunity in a charity auction.
But Lysacek was on the ice an hour before the lesson began,...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 6:15 PM
Some of us on the right are blaming Barack Obama for the hurricane that pounded the East Coast in recent days.
As much as I hate to criticize those on my side, which is, except for this one occasion, always on the right side, I must say that is absurd....
| Dec 2, 2011
| 4:10 PM
She has been buffeted all week by the emotions of going public with her divorce.
She was buffeted Friday by high winds while skiing down a Canadian mountain at nearly 80 miles per hour.
But Lindsey Vonn simply put her head down to knife through the...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 1:47 PM
When Phylicia Rashad was cast as a replacement Violet Weston in Anna D. Shapiro's Broadway production of Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County," the Broadway gossip boards were abuzz with the notion of casting an African-American actress, best known for...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 9:45 PM
| Sep 19, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Two Swedish women have received new wombs donated by their mothers in the first mother-to-daughter uterine transplants, officials said.
The first woman had her uterus removed years ago because of surgery for cervical cancer, according to the University...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 6:05 AM
Chris Medina is big in Europe. More specifically, Scandinavia.
The Oak Forest resident had all of the U.S. pulling for him on “American Idol” last year after learning of his loyalty to fiancee Juliana Ramos, who was in a car accident and...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 4:12 PM
According to James Cagney's portrayal of George M. Cohan, the premier entertainer in all of American history, it took only 45 minutes by train to get from New York City's Broadway to New Rochelle, N.Y., in posh Westchester County.
Shortly after the movie...