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  Fashion is coming full circle with red-carpet starlets ready to embrace the flared skirts, longer hemlines and loads of red lipstick coming their way in the new year. They're looks that give a wink to Hollywood's glamorous heyday of the 1950s, and...

1950s Hollywood style appeals to today's starlets

Updated: 12/29/2011 10:58 PM

  A NASA spacecraft has successfully slipped into orbit around the moon. A roomful of scientists and engineers monitoring the New Year's Eve maneuver clapped after the Grail-A probe signaled that it was circling the moon.

NASA probe circling the moon on New Year's Eve

Updated: 12/31/2011 07:05 PM

  Though New Year's Eve might not be a good reflection of the trend, you're drinking less beer, Illinois. But you're drinking more wine and liquor, statistics show. Over the first nine months of 2011, Illinoisans bought 10 million gallons less beer...

Illinoisans drinking less beer, more wine and liquor

Updated: 12/31/2011 01:44 AM

  NEW YORK — Parents of teens: If you think a drinking disaster at your kid's party can't happen at your house, not with your kid, because he's a good kid, it's time to wake up and smell the whiskey bottle tossed on your lawn.

Parents liable if teens drink in their home

Updated: 12/31/2011 12:50 AM

  A mild fall and warmer start to winter has extended the golf season to unprecedented lengths. Usually, December golf in the suburbs means layer upon layer of winter clothes and brightly colored golf balls to search for on snowscaped fairways and...

Mild December gives golf courses plenty of green

Updated: 12/31/2011 12:22 AM

  The U.S. Postal Service relied on questionable data to identify more than 3,600 post offices and other retail operations to study for closure, an oversight panel has concluded. In many cases the selection process ignored whether an alternate post...

Postal Service's closure review process was flawed, panel says

Updated: 12/29/2011 11:52 PM

  Whether it was a public-relations headache, a major management meltdown or disagreements that prompted weeks of uncertainty, federal agencies and top government officials provided plenty of fodder this year for their critics. Here's a list of the...

Some of the government's major blunders this year

Updated: 12/29/2011 11:02 PM

  Construction workers taking part in a $41 million renovation of the Illinois Capitol have uncovered a mystery. As part of demolition work under way in the basement, workers discovered a pair of men's black and white wingtip saddle shoes.

Capitol renovation uncovers oddities

Updated: 12/29/2011 11:01 PM

  Quick facts about 2011 weather including the hottest, coldest days of the year, etc.

2011 Chicago-area weather by the numbers

Updated: 12/30/2011 07:46 PM

  Terry Hawthorne returned an interception 39 yards for Illinois' first touchdown late in the third quarter and the Illini snapped a six-game losing streak by beating UCLA 20-14 in the Fight Hunger Bowl.

Illini holds on in Hunger Bowl 20-14

Updated: 12/31/2011 08:44 PM

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