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  • Slow start in downtown Naperville on Black Friday

    Slow start in downtown Naperville on Black Friday
    Lawrence Spaulding of New Lenox had a theory Friday morning about the slow pedestrian traffic in downtown Naperville. “I think the big rush is over already,” said Spaulding, as he pushed his son in a stroller toward the Apple store where...
  • New GOP majority looks for ways to target Obamacare

    New GOP majority looks for ways to target Obamacare
    Republicans, in control of both houses of Congress for the first time since Democrats passed Obamacare, are taking a new approach against the president's signature domestic policy achievement. After years of symbolic but unsuccessful votes to repeal the...
  • Sands poker player finds out about casino data hack 10 months late

    Sands poker player finds out about casino data hack 10 months late
    With the frequency of data breaches these days, it may feel as if you're gambling every time you swipe your credit card or fill out a form giving a business your personal information. If your information does get swiped by a hacker, it's not a sure...
  • Federal mediator to help resolve West Coast port contract dispute

    Federal mediator to help resolve West Coast port contract dispute
    West Coast dockworkers and their shipping line employers have agreed to federal mediation to help resolve a contract dispute that has been partly blamed for severe congestion at ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach. The request for federal help, from...
  • Black Friday: Super Bowl of shopping kicks off at Gurnee Mills

    Black Friday: Super Bowl of shopping kicks off at Gurnee Mills
    Tannya and Florin Nistor loaded up their 4-month-old daughter Tatiana and headed north from Glenview Friday morning, arriving at Gurnee Mills at 7 a.m. Yes, they were focused on securing some Black Friday deals, but the early-bird shopping excursion...
  • Holiday retail sales growth was better than expected

    A rebounding economy and big discounts encouraged Americans to spend more briskly in stores than expected during the winter holiday shopping season. Sales at 1,000 retail chains nationwide rose 4.6% to $270.1 billion in November and December,...
  • Online sales up 14 percent during holidays

    Online sales up 14 percent during holidays
    Though retailers are still calculating their holiday performance, online shopping, and particularly mobile shopping, surged in popularity during the recent holiday period, according to a new report. Online sales grew 13.9 percent from Nov. 1 to Dec....
  • What's in a name? Black Friday, explained

    In the weeks and days before Black Friday comes, there’s a sense of excitement and anticipation. Shoppers crowd the stores hoping for the year’s best deals. Retailers stock the shelves hoping for the year’s best bottom line....
  • Retailers remake Easton

    Retailers remake Easton
    The day after Thanksgiving, on the outskirts of Easton, a frenzied line of shoppers battled for deals on big-screen TVs and DVD players. Downtown, other customers quietly wandered into the Mercantile Home on Northampton Street to browse and buy...
  • Holiday shoppers are splurging on pet gifts

    Holiday shoppers are splurging on pet gifts
    Eric Bouffard and Tamiko Manago were suffering through that familiar Christmas ritual: coaxing their little one to look into the camera while perched on Santa's lap. "Right here, Charlie! Look here, Charlie!" Manago implored one recent night at Westside...
  • For Fido and friends, no shortage of holiday gifts

     For Fido and friends, no shortage of holiday gifts
    Bella the Shih Tzu has it pretty good. The 6-year-old rescue gets picked up weekly for a grooming appointment at Lincoln Park pet boutique Barker and Meowsky. He has seven sweaters, some of them cashmere, and four beds in various rooms around his owner'...