- Long a neighborhood hangout, Chicago bowling alley ravaged by fire
Chicago Tribune, Monday - 08/31/2015 - 10:47 PM
Lincoln Square Lanes has hosted birthday parties, church fundraisers, late-night sports debates at the bar. To neighborhood residents, regulars or couples on dates, the trip up the stairs to the second-floor bowling alley above the hardware store was the gateway to an evening of good times. And
- Illinois Can’t Pay Its Lottery Winners Right Now
The Consumerist, Monday - 08/31/2015 - 06:47 PM
(frankieleon)Current lottery winners in Illinois might have to delay their joyful reactions for a little while. The state hasn’t passed a new budget, which means that they’re unable to pay lottery winners whose prizes are $25,000 or more. That’s a total of 29 lottery winners still waiting for their money since the current fiscal year started on July 1st. Without a state budget in place, lottery officials can’t legally pay out big prizes.
- Stunning Beach Avenue is an eco-friendly home in Australia
Inhabitat, Monday - 08/31/2015 - 06:47 AM
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- Kanye rants at VMAs, Miley Cyrus flashes breast
Daily Oklahoman, Monday - 08/31/2015 - 02:47 AM
Taylor Swift won video of the year, Miley Cyrus briefly flashed one of her breasts and Kanye West ranted at the MTV Video Music Awards. After Swift won the top prize for "Bad Blood," Cyrus was backstage speaking and hiding behind a curtain, but one of her breasts appeared onscreen before the camera cut away.
- As Scott Walker's candidacy slumps, backers call for a reboot
Chicago Tribune, Monday - 08/31/2015 - 12:47 AM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker surged into the top tier of the Republican presidential race with a fiery speech in the depths of winter in Iowa. But his candidacy has wilted in the heat of a summer dominated by Donald Trump, with loyalists and supporters now calling for an immediate mid-course correction.
- Five More Inmates In California Diagnosed With Legionnaires' Disease
Huffington Post, Sunday - 08/30/2015 - 07:50 PM
Aug 30 (Reuters) - Five more California inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease at San Quentin State Prison, as officials work to determine the source of the outbreak and minimize its spread, the state corrections department said on Sunday. Five of the inmates are being treated at outside hospitals after they were diagnosed with the disease through tests conducted over the last several days, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.
- White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali
San Diego Union-Tribune, Sunday - 08/30/2015 - 06:04 PM
President Barack Obama says he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali.
- Kyle Jean-Baptiste, Broadway's first black Jean Valjean, dies at 21
The Week, Sunday - 08/30/2015 - 04:47 PM
Broadway actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, 21, died Saturday after falling from his mother's Brooklyn fire escape late the night before, Playbill reports. Jean-Baptiste made history as Broadway's youngest and first black Jean Valjean, the Les Misérables protagonist. Jean-Baptiste, an understudy, debuted in the role July 23, and performed as Valjean for the last time Friday, hours before his fall.
- Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death
The Southern, Sunday - 08/30/2015 - 12:10 PM
Health officials in Sierra Leone say tests on the body of a 67-year-old woman who died recently have tested positive for Ebola.
- Hot Property: It's easy come, easy go for singer Marc Anthony
Kansas City Star, Sunday - 08/30/2015 - 04:00 AM
LOS ANGELES - Marc Anthony has apparently changed his tune in Tarzana. …
- Faith leaders are 'planting' churches in new fields
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sunday - 08/30/2015 - 02:47 AM
At a Friday night service in the unadorned sanctuary of CityReach Pittsburgh, a North Side church, men and women in jeans and T-shirts raised their hands and sang worship songs before watching a drama group depict Jesus healing the sick and exorcising demons.
- Live blog: Bengals take 21-0 lead over Bears in second quarter
Chicago Tribune, Saturday - 08/29/2015 - 10:47 PM
Join us as the Chicago Bears face the Cincinnati Bengals on the road in their third exhibition game. Game updates, photos, tweets from the beat and more. On the Tribune app? Click here to see the live Bears blog.