| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: Your column on World's Fair collectibles got us thinking. My husband's grandmother attended the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and brought home a pitcher. Does it have value as memorabilia?
A: World Fairs have yielded perhaps more souvenirs than...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 5:29 PM
A family’s nearly 70-year legacy in Glendale and La Crescenta is coming to an end as Pedrini Music will be going out of business at the end of next month.
Founded by Bruno Pedrini after his return from serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II,...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: How can I find approximate value for 12 Limoges chargers that I inherited? Should they be on my insurance? I don't want to sell them.
A: Seen in images sent, the reader's plates have Limoges, Hand Painted, 22 Carat Gold, and French Decoration...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 10:11 PM
Boca Raton's oldest cold case started with a Palm Beach society sculptor and his wife lying lifeless in their bedroom. Both had been shot at close range, their corpses on the floor next to their bed.
Who cut short the flamboyant lives of famed...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Time to put more money in a reward account to find, capture and prosecute hackers in a country with the harshest rules and convictions.
Set high rewards for information and conviction. Bounty hunters would delight in hunting these monsters down. I think...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:54 AM
(Reuters) - If you still have Disney's Frozen Castle and Ice Palace Playset on your holiday gift list this year, you may already be out of luck.
With Christmas approaching, the $119 toy - made by Mattel Inc - is sold out. Of course, you can find it at...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, unless you have a list of 20 people you need to buy presents for. Then it seems mostly frustrating, tiresome and expensive.
From Nov. 1 until New Year's, stores flood shoppers' email inboxes with...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The bank that took control of the house where Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza lived burned all the items left in the house to ensure that no one could sell them as murder memorabilia.
"There is nothing left but the light fixtures; we...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Ask Chicagoans how to fix their city and you'll hear powerful ideas to rescue flailing schools, cut violent crime, create attractive jobs and help families thrive. We know this. We asked. Last October, we launched our Plan of Chicago project to fill in...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:07 AM
Amazon.com and state officials will announce Tuesday plans for new facilities in the Chicagoland region that would employ at least 1,000 people within three years, according to the state's economic development agency.
"We're beginning site selection...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Elgin Donor Club hosted their annual fundraising luncheon at the charming Elgin Country Club. The event sold out with 200 guests and exceeded last year’s record.
Entering the dining area, guests were in awe of the room, beautifully decorated in...