Certain personality traits will win you friends and influence. But character flaws can topple even the most charismatic of politicians. Failed marriages, sexuality and suspect finances have killed a number of careers.
It is spring but in true Chicago style the warm weather keeps coming in fits and starts. But those April showers are on track! For writer Rita Coburn Whack, the rain always brings back memories of an old neighbor. As a child Coburn-Whack thought the neighbor was strange.
April is National Poetry Month. Over the next month, Eight Forty-Eight will celebrate by bringing you poems written by local everyday people. The series kicks off with a selection from The Neighborhood Writing Alliance. The group runs a network of writing workshops around the city.
Fishermen all across the state are grabbing their tackle boxes and heading for open water. It’s the start of trout season for Illinois inland lakes. For many families, the first fishing trip is a rite of passage. For Steve Palmisano it’s a way of life.
Monday, college basketball will crown its champions—putting an end to all the madness. The Butler Bulldogs will take on the University of Connecticut Huskies in the NCAA Final. They’re not the only ones clearing space for potential new trophies. The Bulls are number one in the East.
Blogger Angie Jackson stirred up controversy in 2010 when she documented her abortion via Twitter. Jackson took the so-called abortion pill RU-486 and posted tweets throughout the process. She also uploaded a video about her decision.