Arts & Entertainment
One year almost to the day that Six Flags Great America deployed much fanfare to announce designs for the record-breaking Goliath roller coaster, park officials hosted a scaled-back ceremony Thursday to announce scaled-back plans for 2015: A celebration of the park’s 40th season.
Aug. 28 1:13 p.m. |
Crowds at the 14th annual Wings Over Waukegan Air Show can keep their eyes locked on the sky the first weekend of September as vintage planes will fly over the Waukegan National Airport. Attendees also can check out wing walkers, skydivers and watch the popular wall of fire that ends the show.
Aug. 28 6 a.m. |
Pointing to flooding issues around Casey Road five years after Route 45 was widened south of Route 120, Mike Warner with the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission said “there’s always going to be unintended consequences” when it comes to road improvements. Warner offered this observation on Tuesday, Aug. 27, to a group studying a much larger road-improvement concept: the extension of Route 53 north of Lake Cook Road into Lake County.
Aug. 27 4:52 p.m. |
DAN MORAN: If you’ve been waiting to boldly declare that the Great Recession is over, now’s your chance: The AAA Motor Club has announced that Labor Day Weekend 2014 will feature the most end-of-summer travel since 2008.
Aug. 27 12:19 p.m. |
EDITORIAL: If you have watched the transcendent rise of pitcher Mo’ne Davis at the Little League World Series, you will have witnessed both the best and worst of kids sports. You mostly will see what the megalomaniacal uber-mind of ESPN has done to our perception of games.
EDITORIAL: When Illinois became the last state to pass laws permitting concealed firearms, both critics and proponents had pre-designed narratives about what the effects would be. What has occurred since permits began flowing in January suggests we are at least two states that barely overlap.
Why won’t Brad Schneider be transparent with his tax returns? My concern is not about how much money he or his wife makes or their tax rate, but with his refusal to be transparent. He has a responsibility when called upon to be open and honest with his constituents. His failure to demonstrate accountability to those who elected him is what should worry voters this November. Unfortunately, Schneider is the type of politician who is a tired and sorry example of what we as Americans have come to expect from our elected officials.
— Richard Williams, Mundelein
The music of Mozart never grows old, whether it is the fierce but sometimes funny drama “Don Giovanni” when the legendary womanizer actually goes to hell before our very eyes, or the hilarious comedy “The Marriage of Figaro,” in which numerous obstacles pop up to sabotage the wedding of Figaro and his darling Susanna.
Aug. 24 7:30 a.m. |
The new hospital building, scheduled to open in 2017, will bring together the “highest technological standards” with caregivers who are “world leaders in their field,” Dr. James Adams, chief medical officer of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, told the crowd.
Aug. 22 4:36 p.m. |
“We want to be sure kids are protected as well as they can [be],” said Dr. Bernard Bach, Midwest Orthopaedic’s director of sports medicine.