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Baking in Winter: A Sweet Mess of Favorite Cookie Recipes

Baking in Winter: A Sweet Mess of Favorite Cookie Recipes

The holiday season is prime time for baking, sharing and eating cookies.

February 18, 2014 2:30 am Photos

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A sweet holiday tradition: Staff shares cookie recipes for festive family tables

A sweet holiday tradition: Staff shares cookie recipes for festive family tables

The holiday season is prime time for baking, sharing and eating cookies.

December 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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SLICE OF LIFE: Renewing four decades of love

My parents stood before the altar last Saturday, he in a gray suit, and she in an ankle-length pink dress and a cane to lean on.

July 14, 2013 12:00 am
SLICE OF LIFE: Soldiering through the storms

SLICE OF LIFE: Soldiering through the storms

A package of chicken breasts. A four-pack of chocolate- and coffee-flavored Greek yogurt. A 15-foot section of fence.

June 30, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Teaching life lessons on Father's Day

A grasshopper hops into a bar. The bartender says, "Hey, we have a drink named after you." The grasshopper asks, "You have a drink named Steve?"

June 16, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Golf, the four-letter word

Every time I pull in or out of the garage, I see a piece of my past, resting against the concrete wall.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am

Children offer lemonade for Oklahoma tornado relief

VALPARAISO | As lemonade stands go, it was a resounding success, generating more than $200 in just two hours. But Wednesday's effort wasn't a typical kid's beverage sale, and it's now snowballed into a much larger relief effort for those affected by the tornado strike in Oklahoma.

May 24, 2013 8:15 pm

SLICE OF LIFE: Shattering Powerball dreams

Seven minutes. I was seven minutes late to buy my chance at hundreds of millions of dollars.

May 19, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: A kid at heart in a grown-up world

In just over a week, I'll turn 33 years old.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Living a Pinteresting life

Hello. My name is Vanessa, and it has been 22 minutes since I last logged in to Pinterest.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Living life in automatic drive

I'm starting to hate little modern conveniences.

January 20, 2013 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Glitter, flashing lights and the sounds of Christmas

Adults are no fun.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am
2013 And Beyond

2013 And Beyond

December 06, 2012 12:21 pm

SLICE OF LIFE: Be on the lookout for memories in the making

It happened.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am
Veterans return home to fight 'invisible' war

Veterans return home to fight 'invisible' war

For veterans, the puff of diesel exhaust from a passing bus or a song on the radio can bring them back to their military vehicle in the battlefield.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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SLICE OF LIFE: The wheels on the bus go straight to Hell

I have seen Hell.

October 14, 2012 12:00 am
Butcher offers great product, advice

Butcher offers great product, advice

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. | Wally Tenhoopen was asked to help bag chickens one day while working as a bagger in a grocery store in Arlington Heights. He liked the atmosphere and the guys working in the butcher shop, so he hung around more. That was 40 years ago. Now, Tenhoopen is the owner of …

September 01, 2012 12:00 am
Chicago's famed Charlie Trotter's serves last meal

Chicago's famed Charlie Trotter's serves last meal

Award-winning chef Charlie Trotter, right, listens as his staff delivers a pre-dinner briefing at his restaurant in Chicago as his wife, Rochelle, looks on.

August 31, 2012 12:00 am
Chicago's famed Charlie Trotter's serves last meal

Chicago's famed Charlie Trotter's serves last meal

Award-winning chef Charlie Trotter, left, talks to former protege chef Reginald Watkins at Trotter's restaurant in Chicago. Trotter is closing his iconic restaurant after 25 years to return to college and study philosophy. The final service at Charlie Trotter's was Thursday, followed by a so…

August 31, 2012 12:00 am
Chicago's famed Charlie Trotter's serves last meal

Chicago's famed Charlie Trotter's serves last meal

CHICAGO | Award-winning chef Charlie Trotter is closing his iconic Chicago restaurant after 25 years, setting out on a new path as bold and surprising as many of the dishes he served to the world of foodie fans he helped foster.

August 30, 2012 10:30 pm Photos

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