| Oct 14, 2013
News briefs from Lake Forest, Libertyville and Vernon Hills.
Social media launched
Lake Forest has launched The Social Media Guide for Businesses, which lists social media sites for local businesses to help them engage with customers...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Of the many ideas at Chicago Ideas Week, the biggest one to catch on may be Chicago Ideas Week itself.
We've reached Year Three of this annual festival of discussions, demonstrations and interactive experiences, and what recently seemed new now feels...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:23 AM
Seeing The Fresh Beat Band, a troupe of Nickelodeon TV series stars whose concert tour for tots has sold out performing arts centers, at Reading’s Sovereign Center on Dec. 8 will be pretty cool. Seeing it for half price would......
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:13 AM
Thousands of union workers, community activists and a smattering of politicians rallied Tuesday evening on the Near West Side to "take back Chicago" and send a message to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and what they dubbed his "corporate, greedy, elitist friends."...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Frank Muscarello felt like a failure.
It was 2011, and he was in the crowd at the Chicago Entrepreneurial Center’s Momentum Awards dinner. The business he’d spent 16 years building was gone, vaporized after the 2008 economic collapse....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:17 AM
For those new to the blog (which is everyone, at this point), my usual weekend options get laid out in the Weekend Watch video, posted every Thursday. This being fall, though, there's more to do than three minutes can cover. Most notably:
- The latest...
| Oct 20, 2013
Within a few months in 2001, Groupon CEO Eric Lefkofsky's net worth had soared from zero to $70 million and then plummeted back to zero again.
"People were knocking on my door late at night with subpoenas and lawsuits," Lefkofsky said. "I found myself...
| Oct 20, 2013
With Chicago-area unemployment stubbornly higher than the national average, the fabled City That Works isn't exactly living up to its name these days.
The Pullman rail car factories are long idle, the famed Chicago stockyards have vanished, and even...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:41 AM
The Fun Spot attractions in Kissimmee and near International Drive in Orlando are offering discounts on second-day tickets.
The new Evening 2 Day special applies to folks who arrive after 10 p.m. and purchase a wrist band for unlimited rides. Those...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:23 PM
The Big Ten has taken a small step to address fans' "in-stadium experience" on football gamedays, but it's a significant one. The conference announced this week that its member schools will be allowed to show unlimited replays on football stadium......
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:26 PM
What hasn't Paul Allen done?
The man is a billionaire and a philanthropist. He co-founded Microsoft, and he owns three professional sports teams. And this week, he released a rock album.
"Everywhere at Once," by Paul Allen and the Underthinkers, a 13-...