| Mar 2, 2008
GETTING THERE AND AROUND
From Chicago, plane tickets to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport run about $275 for weekend trips in early March, and significantly less in April. Downtown is walkable, and cabs are common. However, a car comes in handy....
| Jan 11, 2009
The holidays are gone and so are your excuses to stuff your face, right? Not quite.
January and February typically mark the start of a promotional event -- and a dietitian's nightmare -- known as Restaurant Week, during which participating eateries...
| Aug 25, 2008
| 4:38 AM
Monday, Aug. 25: ONE NATION
Session begins at 3 p.m. Mountain Time, which is 2 p.m. Pacific and 5 p.m. Eastern.
3 p.m - 7 p.m.
Call to Order The Honorable Howard Dean Chair, Democratic National Committee Former Governor of Vermont
| Nov 7, 2008
Funny doesn't discriminate.
At least, that's the philosophy that prompted Lawrin Goulston Salazar and her husband to launch the Los Angeles Comedy Festival last year. The "all-inclusive" biannual event is a sort of comedy smorgasbord featuring improv,...
| Jun 4, 2008
WHILE THE big-budget, large studio movies about the Iraq war all have tanked, John Cusack's intensely personal film, “War, Inc.,” has survived bad reviews to find an audience in its very limited theatrical release.
Since "War, Inc." opened...
| Jul 19, 2009
Critics don't get much respect. (Pause here for raucous laughter.) If you doubt it, look up the word "critic" in any book of quotations and see what you find.
H.L. Mencken's "New Dictionary of Quotations" is full of zinger after zinger, most of which...
| Dec 3, 2003
In 1994, it was the biggest punitive damages judgment in history: $5.3 billion that an Alaskan federal jury awarded to fishermen and others whose livelihoods had been devastated by the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill.
Three years later, as Exxon waged...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:23 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
A 51-year-old Chicago man was charged with disorderly conduct on the 1000 block of South Boulevard at 8:59 a.m. Dec. 11.
A Chicago youth was charged with battery of another Chicago youth...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 10:05 PM
The first of six meetings this month to help CTA and Pace riders transfer balances from existing fare cards to Ventra cards will be held Monday, officials said.
Staff from the Regional Transportation Authority and the CTA also will be on hand to help...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:52 PM
The first of six meetings this month to help CTA and Pace riders transfer balances from existing fare cards to Ventra cards will be held on Monday, officials said.
Staff from the Regional Transportation Authority and the CTA will also be on hand to help...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Four Beers of Christmas
2 Sparrows 533 W. Diversey Parkway. 773-234-2320
Leave the partridges and pear trees at home and head out for a four-course dinner with seasonal pairings from four craft breweries, including beer-braised short ribs with...