| Sep 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Greetings, readers. Today is Friday, September 5. Temperatures today are forecasted to reach a high of 87 degrees in the Glendale area and a low of 68.
Headlines from the area:
- A multiyear effort to bring improvements to Maple Park in Glendale is...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
After FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler gave a speech pointing out the lack of high-speed Internet service options for most consumers, some public interest groups saw it as a swipe at industry consolidation, namely Comcast's plans to merge with Time Warner Cable....
| Sep 3, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Samsung Electronics launched a virtual-reality wearable headset technology -- the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition, built in partnership with Facebook's Oculus -- as the consumer-electronics maker looks to stake out what could be the next big category in...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:44 AM
A McHenry County judge today ordered a Woodstock man jailed because the suspect in a sexual abuse case sent a text message to the father of a boy he is accused of abusing.
Taylor Blaul, 30, who is charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
One of the marvels of the Internet to date is that it's largely been a level playing field where there is equal access to all (at least those not blocked by oppressive governments), an arrangement that has not only encouraged innovation and investment but...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
When it comes to cruise ship activities, I'm missing out.
Instead of playing $1,500 Powerball Bingo, I watched my cabin steward make a frog out of a bath towel.
Instead of attending the Sunglow Make-Up seminar, I sat on a balcony and stared down at...
| May 1, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Two boys have been charged with possession of child pornography following an investigation into alleged "sexting" at a Barrington middle school, authorities said.
One of the students from the Barrington Middle School Station Campus possessed and...
| May 20, 2014
| 11:37 AM
SeaWorld Orlando is adding a unique feature to its mobile app soon that will allow people to buy its QuickQueue pass anywhere – even when standing in line at a ride. QuickQueue is the park’s express lane feature for rides and attractions....
| Mar 16, 2014
| 5:53 AM
The wireless wars continue.
That's wonderful, because as long as carriers keep fighting for your business, you'll keep saving big bucks.
Last month, T-Mobile and AT&T offered savings on family plans. Sprint and Verizon the largest carrier, have...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:10 PM
These gadgets are all designed to save students money by avoiding things like lost items, unnecessary phone and Internet charges -- even traffic tickets. Of course you have to spend a little money on them initially, but they'll probably save you some cash...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings agreed to pay Comcast for direct connections to the cable giant's Internet networks. But he isn't happy about it.
The exec issued a call for a "strong" form of net neutrality that would prohibit broadband service providers...