| May 8, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Retail sales in the Chicago area rose 4.8 percent in 2013 to $110.8 billion, topping pre-recession totals, according to a report released this week by Melaniphy & Associates Inc., a Chicago-based retail and real estate consultancy.
Not since 2007, when...
| May 10, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Mother's Day has arrived!
I've rounded up freebies and fun things to do with the lady in your life, from free visits at South Florida attractions to dining deals and flower offers. I also have ways to save on last-minute gifts too, so you can let Mom...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:08 AM
The Mokena Village Board Monday kicked off the second year of its battle against devastation caused by the emerald ash borer by awarding a $120,495 tree removal and stump-grinding contract to a Naperville firm.
"We'll be cutting down trees in the next...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Davis "Pat" Patterson McNamee, a former Navy and commercial airline pilot and 52-year resident of Corona del Mar, California, died in his home with family by his side on April 28th, 2014. He was 87 years old.
Pat was born in Seattle, WA on December 4th,...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Retail heavyweights such as J.C. Penney, Gap, Nike and Walgreen are joining forces with the Retail Industry Leaders Assn. to try to protect the industry from hackers and other cybercriminals.
On Wednesday the companies and the trade group launched an...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Lego: Everything is awesome for toy brick company Lego, which said Thursday that its global sales rose 10% last year even as the global toy market suffered a slight revenue slide.
The Danish company, whose star turn in “The Lego Movie” has...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Retail heavyweights such as J.C. Penney Co., Gap Inc., Nike Inc. and Walgreen Co. are joining forces with the Retail Industry Leaders Assn. to try to protect the industry from hackers and other cybercriminals.
On Wednesday, the companies and the trade...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Everyone knows (don't they?) that 60 is the new 40. Or is it 30? Anyhow, three questions that touch on the issue of age …
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I would like to get a makeup update but hesitate for two reasons. First, I know that any cosmetic...
| Mar 5, 2014
The following items were taken from police reports:
A 26-year-old Orland Park man was charged with speeding and driving with a suspended license during a Feb. 19 traffic stop on the 15300 block of LaGrange Road for driving 10 mph above the...
| Feb 20, 2014
Xianni Santiago, 21 year-old resident of Hartford, was walking in the vicinity of Church and Main Streets when she passed through the CTNow radar. We caught up with her in front of Hartford Stage and asked her about her jacket. Topping a Wal-mart T-...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:47 AM
Happy Freebie Friday!
Today's list includes free gift cards at Starbucks and Publix with purchase, and free Nivea lip gloss at CVS, dining coupons at Smokey Bones, Red Lobster and retail coupons at Macy's and Kohl's.
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