| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:30 AM
SHANGHAI -- Alibaba, the Chinese home shopping giant that is hatching an IPO of some $150 billion in New York, says it plans to revolutionize the entertainment industry.
The massive company will seek to align the different elements of the digital economy...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The former head of school security at Niles North High School in Skokie has been sentenced to 24 months probation and ordered to pay court fee and fines of $609 after he pleaded guilty to stealing electronic equipment from the school and selling it on...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:28 PM
A day after defeating his scrappy tea party rival in Tuesday's gubernatorial primary, Republican and Laguna Beach resident Neel Kashkari emerged politically scarred and drained of campaign cash for what his own supporters fear is a futile quest to...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:26 AM
United Parcel Service Inc, the world's biggest package delivery company, said it would start charging by size of packages for all ground services in the United States as it looks to offset rising fuel costs.
Rival FedEx Corp made a similar move in May,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: This cast iron pot has been passed down in my family for several generations. Oral family history says it was left on a family farm near Stonewall, GA, during the Civil War by Union troops who camped there and departed hastily. I've seen similar pots...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Instacart, which offers grocery delivery from multiple stores in one trip, is adding Plum Market to its lineup in Chicago, bringing a wider variety of organic and local foods, wine, beer and spirits to users of the growing service.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 11:53 AM
No vehicle elicits greater feelings of freedom, adventure and patriotism like the Jeep.
Two Jeeps in particular, a 1976 CJ-5 and a 2002 Jeep Liberty, wear their patriotic hearts on their galvanized sleeves. Painted in American flags, the Stars and...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Midway through her thoughtful, entertaining history of obsessed music collectors and their quest for rare early 78 rpm records, writer Amanda Petrusich has a revelation. Focusing on one particular seeker and his knack for finding obscure titles others...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:50 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
An egg was thrown at a vehicle in the 4500 block of Barr Creek Lane between 10 p.m. June 17 and 4 a.m. June 18.
A ring was stolen from a woman in the 700 block of Raymond Drive between 10 p.m. June...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Father's Day deal alert!
Save more than $300 on a refurbished 64 GB Microsoft Surface RT selling for just $189 on eBay. Add a red Touch cover for $29.99.
The Microsoft-refurbished 10.6-inch tablet with Wi-Fi comes with a 1-year warranty and is...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:24 AM
High-tech creation myths are expected to start with a garage. Amazon, impatient with ordinary from the outset, began with a road trip. In the summer of 1994 Jeff Bezos quit his job on Wall Street, flew to Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife MacKenzie and...