| Nov 24, 2014
| 4:11 AM
Those who would rather choke on a wishbone than forgo pecan pie for Thanksgiving Day sales or venture into the Black Friday madness might be happy to hear that next weekend's deals may be just the tip of the iceberg.
"The 2014 holiday season is...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 11:25 AM
The shock of stores opening on Thanksgiving Day has worn off in recent years. But the practice continues to enrage some people, especially as some stores open even earlier on Thursday.
As of Wednesday, Change.org, an online petition platform, was...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:24 PM
When it came time to brew its 1,000th batch of beer 22 years ago, the Goose Island brewpub on Clybourn Avenue wanted to do something special. So then-brewmaster Greg Hall made the darkest, booziest stout he could and let it sit in a bourbon barrel —...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
A few million people will be hitting the stores Friday, scooping up deals on holiday gifts. And when it's time for a break, or for an apres-shopping meal, the deals don't stop then.
Bar Toma: On Friday, any pizza with a glass of wine will be $20. 110 E....
| Nov 26, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated actress Melissa McCarthy is the latest star to jump on the celebrity fashion brand bandwagon according to a report in fashion industry trade paper WWD, which reports McCarthy has inked a deal with Sunrise Brands to "create...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 12:44 PM
The season of good cheer, warm apple cider, family gatherings and, of course, shopping is here.
Deal-hunting has changed a bit from scouring Black Friday ads over turkey bones — although some of us can't let that tradition go. Now, big box...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Toys "R" Us will open its stores at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the same Black Friday kickoff time as last year for the toy retailer.
The stores will stay open all night and throughout Black Friday, closing Friday evening at 11 p.m.
Toys "R" Us also...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 12:08 PM
UPDATED: Walmart has joined its competitors in releasing Black Friday ads. Target and Best Buy provided their day after Thanksgiving deals two days ago.
A 65-inch flat screen is listed for $648 and a 50-inch one for $218 in one-hour super doorbuster...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Love having company for Thanksgiving? Good, because you'll have plenty of it. More than 46-million Americans are expected to drive or fly to their destination this year, the highest number of Thanksgiving travelers since pre-recession 2007.
| Dec 20, 2014
| 7:05 PM
More than 1,500 protesters against police violence shut down part of the Mall of America in Minnesota on Saturday, resulting in about 25 arrests during the final weekend before Christmas as shoppers scrambled to buy gifts at one of the nation's largest...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:39 AM
I went into my local wholesale club the other day, and I couldn't believe what I saw.
Rows upon rows of fake trees, lights, ornaments, inflatable lawn decorations. I did a double take, then checked the calendar. It was still...