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Change of SubjectGeorge N. Leighton, 6/29/2012. Tribune photo by Terence Antonio James In a startling break with tradition, Cook County has just named its central courthouse after former Judge George N. Leighton. The tradition I’m referring to isn’t the long-...
My first published work was a short story called "The Unhappy Hippopotamus," which ran in my hometown paper when I was 8 years old. As best I can recall, it was the poignant tale of a hippopotamus youth who was tired of being labeled overweight and asked...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Republican Party, Local Elections, Health
My brother and I were the best of friends when we were in elementary school in Burbank during the mid 1960s. But that changed after I started Muir Middle School and went on to Burbank High School in the '70s. We barely saw one another, even though the...
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FOX 17 Web ProducerWednesday, Gerald R. Ford International Airport confirmed that it's going to lose a direct flight to the nation's capitol after a logistics shake-up among airlines. Delta Airlines has dropped direct service to Washington, DC from GRR after a "flight...
Like many executives running multibillion-dollar businesses, Peter Thompson adorns his office with photos of him meeting U.S. presidents. But there's one big difference: In some of them, he's a mere child. A nephew of Richard M. Daleyand grandson of...
In terms of talent, glamour and wide appeal, few opera singers today rank as high as mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves. No wonder there's quite a buzz at the Peabody Conservatory, where Graves will join the voice faculty in the fall. People are still talking...
Interesting tidbits mined from 43 years of Tribune coverage: •A special lighting system was installed at Soldier Field to accommodate the first game in 1934. •Noble Kizer, the college coach for the inaugural game, and Bears coach George...
With apologies to Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford, Barack Obama may go down as the U.S. president most closely associated with football. Sure, Reagan played George "The Gipper" Gipp in "Knute Rockne, All American," and Ford earned real All-American...
The two New Yorkers charged with stealing historic documents from Maryland were indicted federally Thursday in a far broader scheme in which prosecutors say they stole many more valuable manuscripts from museums in both states. A National Archives...
Tags: Maryland, Richard Nixon, Lawyers, Crimes, Abraham Lincoln
Barry H. Landau has rubbed elbows with presidents, helped plan inaugurations, and claims one of the largest collections of Oval Office memorabilia outside museums and presidential libraries. His Manhattan apartment includes a collection of china from...
My elementary school principal was fond of reminding his students that the last perfect person walked this Earth 2,000 years ago. (Note to the litigious types over at the ACLU: It was permissible to provide such insight in light of the school's...
FOX 17 Assignment EditorAnother graffiti painting has popped up in downtown Grand Rapids depicting former president and Grand Rapids native Gerald Ford. The life-sized painting, done with a stencil like three earlier graffiti images, is located on the east side of the Grand...
Tags: White House, Swimming, Sports, Arts and Culture, Arts
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