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Terminal Town exhibit highlights Chicago’s transportation history

Terminal Town exhibit highlights Chicago’s transportation history

HAMMOND | Terminal Town is a festival of events showcasing Chicago’s role as a center of U.S. passenger transportation. Running through April, 2015, the festival offers everyone in the metropolitan region opportunities to take part in presentations, special events, tours and competitions.

October 15, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Journalist needs columnist Arch McKinlay's help

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Journalist needs columnist Arch McKinlay's help

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 07, 2014 12:00 am
Author Heidi Murkoff's "What to Expect the First Year"

Author Heidi Murkoff's "What to Expect the First Year"

A revised third edition of author Heidi Murkoff's "What to Expect the First Year" is a prized guide to the first 12 months of having a new baby. Using the book's trademark month to month format, the 704-page softcover is not only educational, but also entertaining. From sleeping, feeding and…

October 04, 2014 12:00 am
"Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla" by Katherine Applegate

"Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla" by Katherine Applegate

Clarion Books, $17.99, Ages 4 to 8"Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla" by Katherine Applegate

October 01, 2014 5:09 am
"The Lusty Vegan" by Ayinde Howell and Zoe Eisenberg

"The Lusty Vegan" by Ayinde Howell and Zoe Eisenberg

How difficult is it for a meat-eater to date a vegan or vegetarian? Authors and food gurus Ayinde Howell and Zoe Eisenberg have it covered in a new fun and helpful 256-page paperback cookbook called "The Lusty Vegan." It's available this week, filled with great advice, a dose of humor and re…

September 27, 2014 12:00 am
"Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen & Bath Renovation Guide"

"Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen & Bath Renovation Guide"

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has released a new "Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen & Bath Renovation Guide" to help inspire new ideas and decorating and design dos and don'ts. The 192-page paperback includes full-color photos with floor plans, storage strategies, makeover magic and a shoppin…

September 13, 2014 12:00 am
New Products for Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

New Products for Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Kit cuisine

September 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

New Products for Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

New Products for Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Baked goods

September 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Ann Scamerhorn of Valparaiso (left) with Joan Rivers in 2011

Ann Scamerhorn of Valparaiso (left) with Joan Rivers in 2011

Ann Scamerhorn, of Valparaiso, meets Joan Rivers in 2011 at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa to have the funnylady legend autograph a copy of Rivers' 1985 comedy book.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am
Joan Rivers with Johnny Carson on NBC's "The Tonight Show" in 1986

Joan Rivers with Johnny Carson on NBC's "The Tonight Show" in 1986

Joan Rivers, wearing the same pearls and dress she wore for her first "Tonight" show appearance in 1965, was back in the guest seat opposite mentor Johnny Carson in 1986 to promote her autobiography "Enter Talking," which she dedicated to Carson.

September 04, 2014 10:45 pm
"American Girl: Isabelle" by Laurence Yep

"American Girl: Isabelle" by Laurence Yep

Amer Girl Publishing, $7.99, Ages 8 to 10"American Girl: Isabelle" by Laurence Yep

September 04, 2014 12:00 am
"Nana in the City" by Lauren Castillo

"Nana in the City" by Lauren Castillo

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99, Ages 4 to 8"Nana in the City" by Lauren Castillo

September 04, 2014 12:00 am
"The Adventures of South Pole Pig" by Chris Kurtz

"The Adventures of South Pole Pig" by Chris Kurtz

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99, Ages 9 to 12"The Adventures of South Pole Pig" by Chris Kurtz

September 04, 2014 12:00 am
"Very Little Red Riding Hood" by Teresa Heapy

"Very Little Red Riding Hood" by Teresa Heapy

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99, Ages 4 to 8"Very Little Red Riding Hood" by Teresa Heapy

September 04, 2014 12:00 am
"Ultimate Dining Hall Hacks" by Priya Krishna

"Ultimate Dining Hall Hacks" by Priya Krishna

"Ultimate Dining Hall Hacks" by Priya Krishna is a 128-page paperback offering 75 easy-to-follow, easy-to-remember, and easy-to-customize recipes so that students everywhere can turn plain food into extraordinary meals. By working with à la carte options available in most dining halls, the b…

August 30, 2014 12:00 am
"Q is for Quinoa: A Modern Parent's ABC" by Joel Rickett and Spencer Wilson

"Q is for Quinoa: A Modern Parent's ABC" by Joel Rickett and Spencer Wilson

"Q is for Quinoa: A Modern Parent's ABC" is by Joel Rickett and Spencer Wilson. Packing a lot of laughs on every page, this true-to-life alphabet is complimented by illustrator Spencer Wilson's drawings.

August 30, 2014 12:00 am
New Products for Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

New Products for Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Paging parents

August 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Author Louis Anthony Agnello aka Cousin Vinny and "The Devil's Glove"

Author Louis Anthony Agnello aka Cousin Vinny and "The Devil's Glove"

Author Louis Anthony Agnello aka Cousin Vinny and his new book "The Devil's Glove" (2013 Tate Publishing $26.99).

August 07, 2014 12:00 am
Comedienne Joan Rivers Greets Fan Mary Ivanovich of Chicago

Comedienne Joan Rivers Greets Fan Mary Ivanovich of Chicago

Comedienne Joan Rivers greets fan Mary Ivanovich of Chicago, originally from East Chicago, at a book signing reception July 22 at The Standard Club in Chicago.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
Comedienne Joan Rivers Greets Fan Mary Ivanovich of Chicago

Comedienne Joan Rivers Greets Fan Mary Ivanovich of Chicago

Comedienne Joan Rivers greets fan Mary Ivanovich, of Chicago and formerly of East Chicago, at a book-signing reception recently at The Standard Club in Chicago.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
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