| May 8, 2014
When a beloved crossing guard at Evanston's Washington School faced homelessness a few years ago, one of the ways her supporters rallied to help was through a potluck dinner at the local community center.
International potluck dinners have also been big...
| May 7, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Shares in Whole Foods Market Inc. on Wednesday dropped 20 percent after the company cut its 2014 same-store sales and earnings forecast for the third time amid rising competition in the natural and organic grocery sector.
Austin, Texas-based Whole...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: March goods and services, ICSC-Goldman Sachs weekly U.S. retail chain store sales and Redbook retail sales index for week ending March 3, U.S. economic optimism index for May
Local earnings: Akorn Inc., Allstate Corp., CBOE Holdings Inc.,...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Behind her deep Christian faith and family and friends, Alexis Streets delights in tending to another prize possession. This product, though, is designed to be here one minute and gone the next, lifting sagging hearts and spirits. That's why she is taking...
| May 24, 2014
Family vacation food memories typically include hamburger stands and chain restaurants. Ours, not so much. Instead, we frequented mom and pop grocery stores in search of just the right items to cook on the campfire. Dad tended to pork or chicken...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:13 PM
If your Whole Foods or Sprouts has a whole section devoted to products that have no gluten, it must be bad, right? If your friend says so, you'd better avoid gluten, right? In fact, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel says it seems to him that in Los Angeles,...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:11 AM
Hundreds of cheerful shoppers danced their way into Palm Beach County’s first Trader Joe’s Friday, thrilled that the popular grocer had finally found its way to their neighborhood.
It felt like a victory to Louise Rutman.
The Lake Worth...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Whole Foods stores in the Mid-Atlantic region are offering a rare coupon for money off of a meat purchase.
The coupon, good for $10 off of a $50 meat purchase, is valid from May 23 to May 26.
You can print the coupon, here.
Target is offering a...
| May 11, 2014
Construction started on almost 5,000 new homes in the Chicago area in the 12 months that ended in March, but two of the top five communities weren't even in Illinois.
They were a short drive away, depending on traffic, in St. John and Crown Point, Ind....
| Jun 10, 2014
Like most Americans, I trust celebrities to provide sound life and medical advice on everything from childhood vaccinations to the best brand of quinoa to feed my dog.
That's why I picked Dr. Oz to perform my spleen-reduction surgery and followed...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 2:58 PM
According to the Mayan calendar, on an uncommonly blustery Saturday night in June of 2014 — two weeks before the summer solstice would mark the day when Earth's orbit brings our hemisphere closest to the sun — Cher would return to Rosemont. So...