| May 21, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Seymour Reitman remembers the start of the Battle of the Bulge as the time "when all hell broke loose."
Reitman, 89, of Avon, was a private first class in the U.S. Army as Allied troops forged into Germany in late 1944.
But the German army launched...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:34 PM
When Georgette Sleeth became a mother, she figured she needed to learn how to scrapbook.
One craft led to another and, soon enough, Sleeth found herself facing her biggest project yet: creating the Girl Cave.
An ever-evolving concept, the Girl Cave...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Sherry Loveless can see the promise of managed care right through her bedroom door.
Saddled with multiple disabilities, Loveless, 61, has been stuck in her Rockford bedroom for months because the doorway is too narrow for her wheelchair to squeeze...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:07 PM
It’s “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me” time for Hillary Clinton.
For the last few weeks she’s been busy laboriously explaining that even though she’s as rich as Croesus’ Chihuahua, she’s not rich rich.
| Jun 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Name of owners: Jack Schacht and Stephanie Kennedy
Name of business: My College Planning Team
Describe what you do/sell/serve:
We help families protect their retirement funds, reduce college costs, and increase financial awards,...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:43 AM
I wish I had higher hopes for the mandatory class Oklahoma is now requiring couples to take before the state will grant them a divorce.
On the one hand: "The program will cover resources available for families on subjects that include substance abuse,...
| Jun 30, 2014
After retiring from a career in finance, Larry T. Lakin shared his financial and management skills with fledgling entrepreneurs as a volunteer with SCORE, a national not-for-profit organization affiliated with the Small Business Administration.
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:13 PM
There’s no good place to get a speeding ticket, but where an Illinois driver lives factors into how much more vehicle insurance will cost for up to five years after a conviction, according to a new study released Monday.
A first violation...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 6:00 AM
Today's Birthday (08/11/11). This year may bring career changes. Wait to take action until Mercury goes direct (after August 26). Choose a profession close to your heart. It's okay to support your passion with something less fulfilling. Keep your day...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 7:38 PM
Today's Birthday (09/16/11). You're very fortunate now. Go ahead and be confident. Look as far down the road as you can, so you can plan your best line and avoid unnecessary accidents. Frugality is a virtue that serves you well. Even if income seems fine,...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 12:53 AM
Today's Birthday (09/29/11). Success and abundance can be yours this year. It will take some financial planning. It's easy to spend money blindly. Keep to a plan, and watch your holdings swell. You have plenty of ambition. Balance it with love and...