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  • Theater of war unavoidable for commander-in-chief Sep 22, 2014 1:01 AM
    Columnist Gene Lyon:

  • Ivy tendrils can be burned off with a propane torch Sep 21, 2014 12:01 AM
    Q. How do I clean my brick-sided home of ivy, specifically the tendrils that are attached to the bricks?

  • Work Advice: The actions of one jerk rattles a proven leader Sep 21, 2014 7:33 AM
    Karla L. Miller writes an advice column on navigating the modern workplace. Each week she will answer one or two questions from readers.

  • McKenzie is the real hero of ‘Gotham’ Sep 21, 2014 6:15 AM
    Subtle, “Gotham” is not. Fox's Batman prequel -- set when Bruce Wayne was just a boy -- is the most anticipated show of the fall season. Yet, its first episode, airing Monday, Sept. 22, is problematic, especially considering the strengths of its premise and its star.

  • Career Coach: Helping military veterans succeed Sep 21, 2014 7:44 AM
    More than half of all veterans who served after Sept. 11, 2001, were between the ages of 25 and 34 in 2013. Generally, the unemployment rates for these recent veterans remains higher than for nonveterans, after adjusting for age and demographic factors.

  • The value of a human life Sep 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    Columnist Michael Gerson: Whatever modern political theories may claim, human life has a value greater than autonomy and choice.

  • How to handle outbursts from an adult relative? Sep 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    Q. My husband has a sister with what seems to be a severe mood disorder. She will appear to be doing fine, then out of nowhere explode and scream at the top of her lungs at anyone. I worry about the image this sends to my young son. What is my position as my husband’s wife to deal with these “explosions” and mental issues?

  • Maybe you can take it with you Sep 21, 2014 1:01 AM
    In talking with a friend who's nearly 90, our Ken Potts looks at the achievements of that long life and the decisions his friend made that built his relationships with his wife, his children and his grandchildren. That, the friends says, is what makes a good life.

  • Rozner: For Konerko, farewell just about perfect Sep 21, 2014 8:20 AM
    Paul Konerko will probably be remembered most for his World Series grand slam, but he could just as easily be remembered as the consummate pro, a class act who cared about representing his uniform and his game at all times, a brilliant hitter who sought perfection at the plate, knowing it was at best fleeting and at worst impossible.

  • Turn in unused prescription drugs in Kane County Saturday Sep 21, 2014 4:24 PM
    Turn in unused, unwanted prescription drugs Saturday; an Elgin man gets 8 years in prison for firing shots near a school last year; Kane County Sheriff seeks citizen of the year nominations

  • Making sure pols don’t fly under the voters’ radar Sep 21, 2014 6:50 PM
    Columnist Jim Davis: While the gubernatorial candidates drop political bombs on each other, hundreds of others are running for less-conspicuous offices. It's the Daily Herald's mission to make sure you have a chance to learn about all of them.

  • Spiegel: Here’s hoping Oakland goes on deep postseason run Sep 21, 2014 8:00 AM
    With both Chicago baseball teams on the sidelines for October baseball, which team deserves your attention for the playoffs? Matt Spiegel has his favorite, and he explains why in his weekly baseball column.

  • Pumpkins the elixir of life for Elk Grove author Sep 21, 2014 7:45 AM
    Bombarded with come-ons for pumpkin lattes, pumpkin shakes, pumpkin beer and even pumpkin Pop Tarts, suburbanites may be sick of pumpkin before that first fall taste of pumpkin pie. Not Marilyn Alice Tuckman, author of "For the Love of Pumpkins." “If it didn’t have love in it, it would be worthless,” she says.

  • Rozner: NHL’s next commish could be here in Chicago Sep 21, 2014 8:53 PM
    When Gary Bettman decides he’s done forcing work stoppages in the NHL and retires, the NHL should think outside the box and hire a guy who resides right here in Chicago.

  • Elgin’s Sainz Jr. earns PGA Tour card Sep 21, 2014 6:05 PM
    The Chicago area has a new member on the PGA Tour. Elgin’s Carlos Sainz Jr. earned playing privileges for the 2014-15 season after finishing in a tie for 31st place in the Tour Championship on Sunday at TPC Sawgrass in Florida.

  • Imrem: Still some questions about upcoming Wrigley renovations Sep 21, 2014 8:54 PM
    Wrigley Field won't be the same Wrigley Field next season. That's OK as long as the makeover plans include creature conveniences for fans as well as cash for the team.

  • Condo owners must state a purpose to examine association financial records Sep 20, 2014 12:01 AM
    Q. I live in a condominium located in the city of Chicago. Last week, I made a request to examine certain financial books and records of the association. The board denied my request stating that I failed to state a “proper purpose” for wanting to examine the documents. That’s no one’s business, is it?

  • Incidence of severe rotaviral disease is decreasing Sep 20, 2014 7:00 AM
    The incidence of severe rotaviral disease has dramatically decreased in this country since the introduction of the newer rotavirus vaccines. Between 2006 and 2008, U.S. hospitals recorded a whopping 85 percent decrease in rota-related emergency department visits and hospital admissions.

  • On the road: Catch a groove at Hyde Park Jazz Fest Sep 20, 2014 6:00 AM
    South Side Hyde Park hosts two days and nights of dazzling grooves and improvised tunes during the eighth annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival, featuring nearly 40 jazz acts, including world-class headliners and local emerging artists. West Town’s thriving art scene takes over the hip neighborhood for the fourth annual West Town Art Walk.

  • Soup to Nuts closing in Geneva Sep 20, 2014 8:24 PM
    Dave Heun says Geneva's Soup to Nuts will be missed when it closes up shop Oct. 31.

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