| Aug 15, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Deere & Co., the world's largest maker of farm equipment, said Friday it will lay off 600 workers at four Midwest agricultural-equipment factories, including two in Illinois, because of declining demand for its products. The plants are in Moline and...
| May 14, 2014
Robert D. Stuart Jr. was a grandson of one of the founders of Quaker Oats Co. and third-generation leader of the company, shifting the focus during his long tenure as CEO from cereal-making to brand management and marketing while also overseeing...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:31 PM
It's officially spring. We're deep into pothole season, which, like other holiday seasons, seems to grow longer every year. This pothole season could be the longest yet. Potholes are out of control. The Chicago Department of Transportation said last month...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:27 PM
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GULLANE, Scotland — By the time young pro Jordan Spieth is...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Heading the 2013 list of best toys from FamilyFun magazine are creative play sets, toys with motion and plush toys. Those categories took the top honors in the magazine's annual Toy of the Year Awards.
"After reviewing more than 300 contenders, the 30...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Forget the John Deere tractor: giant island tortoises make the best lawn mowers, according to a new study.
In an effort to control the alien plants that had dominated a small island in the Indian Ocean for decades, scientists introduced two types of...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:39 AM
Netflix, riding high on the critical success of their show "Orange is the New Black," seems likely to order more episodes of "Arrested Development."
Meanwhile, protesters have targeted both the Zimmerman verdict and the virtual slave labor of the for-...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:47 PM
A John Deere utility vehicle that Oxnard High's baseball and softball programs use to drag the school fields was stolen two weekends ago, baseball Coach Al Tarazon said.
The school is hoping for donations to replace it.
It was discovered missing on...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:45 AM
GULLANE, SCOTLAND---Zach Johnson has sure figured out how to play the first round of the British Open.
Tiger Woods must prove he still knows how to finish a major.
Bouncing back from a tough loss last weekend, Johnson opened with a 5-under 66 on a...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:52 PM
Charles Edwin Lamb, an architect of forward-looking, modernist structures and a founder of the RTKL firm, died of complications of Parkinson's disease Dec. 12 at the Heron Point Retirement Community in Chestertown. He was 87 and had lived in Baltimore and...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:36 PM
Lake Forest couldn't get the ball to junior forward Evan Boudreaux with any consistency Thursday, while Warren point guard Eric Gillespie had the ball in his hands a lot.
Gillespie scored 17 of his game-high 21 points in the second half of Warren's 55-...