| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens thinks his long bet on natural gas is finally paying off.
The legendary oilman has long declared it his mission to wean America off its addiction to foreign oil. He co-founded an Orange County company that builds...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 2:13 PM
In a world where many independently owned and operated bookstores are closing their doors, Let's Play Books! in Emmaus aims to buck the trend.
The shop, which sells approximately 1,000 youth-oriented books (about 850 separate titles), opened Dec. 5 at...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:07 AM
With the new TV season upon us, let's step back and look at the new shows based out of Chicago (an unprecedented six TV series are here this fall), plus shows filming elsewhere that feature Chicago actors.
First, what's shooting in town:
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:34 AM
There is a vending machine at a Mobil gas station in West Hollywood that sells sustainable burritos. Next to the racks of shiny bags of chips and candy, just inside the sliding door, there's a large orange Burrito Box with a touch screen.
It's like a...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Three men from the north suburbs were charged with felonies after they allegedly stole a running car from a gas station in Wisconsin and led a trooper on a chase early Sunday morning, officials said.
The three men were drunk and were attempting to...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:54 PM
A man donning a fake beard robbed two Chevron gas stations in Burbank over the weekend, and police believe he was also involved in two robberies at a frozen yogurt shop in recent weeks.
The man — described as white, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, and...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:55 AM
An Illinois State Police chemist testified today that the method used by three out-of-state men to build Molotov cocktails was more dangerous than the typical technique, a point defense attorneys raised as they sought to portray their clients as “...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:27 PM
One man was killed and another man was wounded in a shooting at an Englewood gas station on the South Side this afternoon, authorities said.
The shooting took place in the 800 block of West 59th Street about 2:30 p.m., said Police News Affairs Officer...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:32 PM
How you feel about “Indifference,” the latest episode of The Walking Dead, likely depends on what you believe makes a good leader, coupled with your idea of what drives the prison crew to solider on: the hope of a return to some sort of...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:06 PM
If you want to get the best price for your home, should you:
A. Ask for more than you think it's worth?
B. Ask for exactly what you think it's worth?
C. Ask for less and count on a bidding war to push you over the top?
A study in the Journal of...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Frustrations over the prices on roadside gas station signs not matching the price at the pump may prompt new advertising rules in Palm Beach County.
The County Commission has agreed to consider following the lead of Broward County, which last year...