| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Howard Schultz, the chairman and chief executive of Starbucks, has jumped into the shutdown/debt limit mess with an open letter to his fellow business leaders urging them to pressure politicians to end the "current stalemate" in Washington.
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:25 PM
More people are flocking to downtown Los Angeles — and they have more money to spend, downtown advocates declared as they unveiled the results of a new study.
"We have more people. They're making more money. They are more educated. And they are...
| Nov 5, 2013
Naperville residents like their groceries.
In Illinois, Naperville has the second highest sales volume of groceries outside of Chicago with about $325 million purchased each year, said Christine Jeffries, president of the Naperville Development...
| Sep 22, 2013
Frank Mariani loves the weekend, especially Sundays. As owner of Mariani Landscape in Lake Bluff, one of the largest landscape design, installation and maintenance firms in the country, he puts in long, grueling days from spring through autumn. It's the...
| Sep 23, 2013
A walk to raise money for the Bridge Teen Center in Orland Park will feature stations along the route representing the nonprofit's emphasis on creativity, learning and giving back.
The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 5 beginning and ending at the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Spice makers in Baltimore defended their food handling practices after a Food and Drug Administration report said that 12 percent of imported spices were contaminated with insects, animal hair and other things over a two-year period.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Jared Leto is getting kudos for playing a transgender person in “Dallas Buyer’s Club,” out Friday. But wouldn’t it have been better if the starring role had gone to an actual trans person?
Trans people are portrayed in movies and...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:05 AM
October was non-GMO month, say natural food retailers. Really. Kind of a crazy irony, as you and your peers harvest millions of GMO crop acres. These are the same grains that we all have consumed in food for more than 17 years - without a single...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Ian Kennedy's short walk to lunch from his office in Columbia's Town Center takes him through shopping mall parking lots and a parking garage — or along a sidewalk where lampposts block the way.
It's enough to make him feel that as a pedestrian in...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:22 PM
SEATTLE — A year after Proposition 37 narrowly failed in California, the labeling of genetically engineered foods is back on the ballot in Washington state, complete with a lawsuit by the state attorney general, a barrage of ads and a stark...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:40 AM
•A Highland Park man, 37, was charged with driving with a canceled license and use of a wireless device while driving after a stop near Central Avenue and Fredrickson Place at 9:21 a.m. Oct. 22.
•A Round Lake Park man, 19,...