| Sep 25, 2013
Deerfield Cemetery is getting a makeover with transplanted roses replacing white gravel along the Waukegan Road fence line, the planting of eight new trees, and installation near the entrance of two cast-aluminum plaques with the names of 56 area military...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:47 PM
George Halas, Patty Driscoll and Neil Snow have been selected as the first three finalists for this season's Rose Bowl All-Century Class.
The three players were chosen for the decades of the 1900s and 1910s. The first Rose Bowl was held in 1902 and ...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:18 PM
The world's largest public collection of 3.5 million postcards and related materials, which can be found at the Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda, is set for some changes when the 37-year-old museum moves to Libertyville in a few years.
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:39 PM
The note Patsy Swayze tucked in her son Don's suitcase was simple but meaningful.
It was 1980, and Don had just moved to California to pursue an acting career. He was sleeping on his older brother Patrick's couch and scared to death of the prospect of...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:15 AM
The only daughter of eminent French artist Henri Matisse lived a long, eventful life. That is not what some might have predicted for Marguerite Matisse, who is the subject of an intimate, intriguing new exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:40 PM
It will be easier than ever to find a room of one's own at "Downton Abbey" when it returns to PBS in January.
The drama, which premieres in the U.K. later this month, will take a literary bent in its fourth season. Fleeing from the gloom at Downton...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Flying used to be fun. You'd stroll onto an airplane without anyone searching your carry-on luggage. No one scanned your body either. On the plane itself, your kid might get invited into the cockpit, and they'd serve you Alaskan crab and Champagne —...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 8:51 PM
When a Frank C. Ashford painting was sent to Minneapolis to be restored, the Dacotah Prairie Museum found it had one more Ashford painting than it thought.
The museum has long owned an original Ashford oil painting called “Portrait of a Young...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Mary Theresa Nipwoda, a lab technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground, did what she could to prepare for the 20 percent pay cut she knew was coming this week.
The Harford County woman, who earns about $67,000 annually, switched her prescription...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 4:01 AM
Francis De Vleeschouwer fetches a tarnished trophy from 1931 and brings it to the dinner table where the effusive vase of roses and Old World art remind me that we are in a home in the Belgian city of Aalter.
The trophy -- his father's prize from a...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:22 AM
The coastal passenger ship S.S. Harvard runs aground in fog at Point Arguello....
| Sep 1, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Michael McManus, the former chief curator for the Laguna Art Museum and organizer of a major scholarly overview of California Impressionism, has died. He was 60.
McManus, who had a heart condition, died Aug. 10 at his home in Seal Beach, said Mike...