Jun 23 2016 | 6:16 am
- The Cubs get swept by the dreaded Cardinals. Pessimists see the Cubs’ glass half-empty. Optimistic Cubs fans at North Shore Sports Bar & Grill in Glen Ellyn see the bartender refilling that glass.
Jun 21 2016 | 5:51 am
- On TV shows of my youth, such as “Bewitched,” the mother-in-law was always such a horrific character. My mother-in-law, Jean. whose funeral is Tuesday, was so not that character.
Jun 18 2016 | 4:52 pm
- Trapped in a nightclub where a killer was methodically slaughtering people, some victims used their cell phones to send final messages. Do those last conversations add to the feelings of hopelessness and horror, or do they comfort surviving family...
Jun 16 2016 | 4:46 pm
- Lifelong Cubs fan Don Miller, Sr., of Palatine is all in. But half of his beard is waiting until the Cubs actually win the World Series.
Jun 14 2016 | 4:04 pm
- Our worlds of hate collided when an American-born gunman pledged allegiance to ISIS before massacuring people at a gay nightclub. Curbing hate is difficult. But we could take steps to dial back the carnage caused by hate.
Jun 12 2016 | 8:09 am
- On the cusp of his 98th birthday, Adolph Kiefer swims every morning at his home in Wadsworth. But Kiefer has a lifetime of more impressive swimming accomplishments, including that gold medal he won for the U.S. during the 1936 Olympics in Adolf...
Jun 11 2016 | 5:14 pm
- Dragon boat races on the Fox River have been part of the annual St. Charles festival for a quarter of a century. But with the new name of Festival of the Fox, the summer tradition also has added a costumed dragon mascot, and a contest to name the...
Jun 09 2016 | 6:13 am
- Muhammad Ali holds the top spot as American’s greatest Muslim athlete. Kareem Abdul Jabbar still reigns as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, and the best of many Muslims in basketball. The best Muslim to play football, hockey, soccer or...
Jun 07 2016 | 4:39 pm
- In the wake of the report showing Prince died of an opiate overdose, the Center for Addiction Medicine at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates knows that sad story well. Prescription painkiller overdoses kill more Americans...
Jun 02 2016 | 8:15 am
- The last time the Cubs didn’t win a game that Jake Arrieta started, Bernie Sanders was at 15 percent in the polls and pundits were suggesting that Scott Walker might emerge as Jeb Bush’s main challenger after Donald Trump’s...