| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Kelly Clarkson has buckled under the pressure of planning an extravagant wedding: She and fiance Brandon Blackstock have decided to elope instead.
"We are so busy that we finally just came to terms the other night and were like, 'So, we change our...
| Apr 10, 2014
Julie A. Brady, a prominent figure in Illinois Republican politics, worked as a volunteer at the state level for several candidates and was an early supporter of the GOP's 2008 presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain.
The wife of former Illinois...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Those paying bail bonds in Bolingbrook will get a break on the administrative fees they have pay after a vote by the Bolingbrook Village Board Tuesday night.
With a unanimous vote, the board approved changing this fee from $50 to $20 to comply with a...
| Sep 27, 2004
Insurance companies doing business in Florida have established toll-free numbers for policyholders filing claims:
ACE USA: Clients receive individual 800 numbers.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Sportscaster Andrés Cantor's career has been marked by goals. Literally.
He is known as the broadcaster who roars "Goooal!" to call points during soccer broadcasts on Spanish-language TV. He's not just a celebrity among Spanish-speaking Latinos but also...
| Dec 3, 2003
In 1994, it was the biggest punitive damages judgment in history: $5.3 billion that an Alaskan federal jury awarded to fishermen and others whose livelihoods had been devastated by the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill.
Three years later, as Exxon waged...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:09 PM
On Monday morning, Veterans Day, I was so focused on my computer screen that it seemed that the rest of the world had disappeared. Like a pesky fly, a low but persistent sound penetrated my consciousness.
I was taken out of time and place because it...
| Jan 24, 2008
Fixing a pipe leak isn't difficult if you're home when the pipe bursts, and have solder, flux and a propane torch in the toolbox. That's for copper pipe; it's even easier with plastic. But things can turn ugly at 3 a.m. when you stumble down the...
| Sep 19, 2004
Westlake Village is a manicured, master- planned suburb of lakeside condos and sprawling ranch homes. Like neighboring Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks, its family- friendly fusion of safe streets, quality schools, picturesque hillsides, and hiking and...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:07 AM
On the evening of Friday, Nov. 22, the Patterson Mill Middle/High School PTSA held our seventh annual PTSA Bingo Nite. This event is our PTSA's primary fundraiser, funding enrichment activities and programs for both the Middle and High School...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Ford has announced it is joining a growing list of automakers who are taking a serious look at the future of self-driving cars.
The automaker has teamed up with the University of Michigan and State Farm Insurance to develop an autonomous Ford Fusion...