There are lots of lovely landscapes in the Prairie State but this part of the Midwest isn't exactly the Rockies. So, for those who love clinging to a rockface by their finger-tips or scaling a new peak – it may seem best to venture elsewhere.
The Bears-Packers rivalry was never limited to the fans. Two long-standing leaders also helped cement the contentious relationship: George Halas of the Bears and Vince Lombardi of the Packers were NFL giants.
Former Mayor Richard M. Daley wanted to make Chicago the greenest city in America. He got a lot of credit for being environmentally friendly but the record turned out to be mixed: more green roofs but still no city-wide recycling.
The U.S. Postal Service clearly faced a severe cash flow problem - what wasn’t so clear was how to solve it. In an effort to reduce costs, more than 3,000 post offices have been considered for closure nationwide, including 14 in and around Chicago.
Many members of the U.S. Armed Forces celebrated Tuesday.. They weren't celebrating coming home from a war front but marking their first chance to safely come out on the job. "Don’t ask, don’t tell" – the policy that banned gay men and women from serving openly in the military was over.
The violent drug wars that have consumed Mexico could seem like a problem far away; but the drug cartels were closer to Chicago than many realized. In Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center in the Loop, the son of one of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords awaits trial.