| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Wrestling fans jostling to sign up for the new WWE Network online service swamped the servers of the company's technology provider, MLB Advanced Media -- blocking many subscribers from registering for the over-the-top package earlier Monday.
In a tweet...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Naperville is suing a vendor for failing to provide the city with a working ePortal website for its new smart grid electric program.
The lawsuit filed on Jan. 31 states that the defendant, Calico Energy, Inc., of Bellevue, Wash., is in breach of...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
CBS is ready for some more football.
Already home to a popular Sunday afternoon package of National Football League games, the network will add seven or eight Thursday night games to its strong prime-time lineup this fall. Those games had previously...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Let's start with the obvious: This has been a harsh, crummy winter, and at times just about everyone has preferred to stay indoors rather than to deal with extreme cold, snow and dicey walking or driving conditions.
So it stands to follow that Netflix,...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The verdict was nearly unanimous at a recent hearing on Capitol Hill: The new federal "ability to repay" and "qualified mortgage" regulations that took effect Jan. 10 will make obtaining credit tougher, not easier, this year, and...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Chester Specht recently went online to renew his car registration. He Googled "DMV renewal" and clicked on the top listing.
"Complete your vehicle registration in 3 simple steps," the website said, leading Specht through a straightforward process....
| Jul 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
David Lowery has a modest proposal to help his fellow musicians in the digital age: force Pandora and other online music services to negotiate for the right to play songs.
Lowery — leader of indie-rock pioneers Camper Van Beethoven and later,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Like a lot of people, Virginia wants to do away with her cable service. She spent $100 for a new antenna so she could still watch local channels.
It didn't work out well. The antenna had trouble pulling in all the channels.
ASK LAZ: Smart answers to...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:20 PM
Most major airlines already allow passengers to use their portable devices from takeoff to landings, under a new policy from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Now Southwest Airlines is going a step further by letting them connect to the plane's...
| Nov 26, 2013
2014 Nelson Algren Literary Awards
- NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The 2014 Nelson Algren Literary Awards (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Chicago Tribune Company LLC (“Chicago Tribune”). Contest is...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:10 PM
In a bid to spur digital movie purchases, Sony Pictures has struck a deal with Wal-Mart's Vudu video streaming service to add video sharing and other features to new releases including "This Is the End" and "After Earth" as well as forthcoming titles such...