| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Burbank resident Jennifer Smith works three jobs and, for the most part, tried to pinch pennies as much as she could. And for that, her credit was nearly flawless.
At least that was the case until several weeks ago, when an alleged thief opened...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I am a firm believer in the "Death Comes in Threes" adage, not only for celebrities but also for children's toys. It happened again recently.
First to expire was the backyard plastic pool. Nobody could say it didn't have a long, happy life. From its...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:18 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
• A 41-year-old Orland Park man was charged with domestic battery in connection with an incident at a Mokena-area home on Jan. 13.
•A 21-year-old Chicago Heights woman was...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Maybe it’s a backlash to booty shorts and over-sexed advertising. Or it’s resentment over the resistance to plus-size products. Possibly it’s due to the economy, which is still squeezing teens and their parents.
Whatever the reason,...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The holiday hiring season is upon us even as summer barbecues continue to sizzle, kicked off by Kohl’s Department Stores’ plans to hire 53,000 workers to handle demand through the end of the year.
The retailer said it expects to bring an...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Remember when, on Black Friday, stores would actually wait to open their doors on Friday? This year, Macy’s will continue the shift away from that tradition when most of its stores open their doors at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Consider the holiday retail race to be in full swing, as both Wal-Mart and Toys R Us moved early Thursday to stake a claim in the competitive toy market.
Discount behemoth Wal-Mart, which says it’s the largest toy seller in the nation, unveiled...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:09 AM
At a recent meeting, the Deerfield plan commission weighed the pros and cons of allowing medical marijuana to be sold in the village's outlying commercial areas.
"Are we going to put a Toys 'R' Us next to a place that sells medical marijuana?" asked...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:01 AM
It’s only August, but retailers such as Wal-Mart and Toys R Us are already getting a jump on what is expected to be a difficult holiday season.
On Wednesday, discount giant Wal-Mart said it would bring back its layaway program this year after last...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Showrooming: It’s a retail phenomenon that brick-and-mortar chains have hustled to shut down, in which shoppers check out products in person before buying them online at a discount.
It’s a tactic that 100% of consumers have used at least...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Target said Friday that it plans to hire 70,000 workers for the holiday season, 20% fewer than it did last year.
The decline from the 88,000 workers brought on board last year to handle the annual throngs of shoppers was intended to give existing...