| May 2, 2014
| 1:03 PM
The affordable vacation is becoming more and more rare. Rising fuel costs have made air and automotive travel considerably more expensive, hamstringing many would-be travelers' budgets before they even begin their search for a hotel or private rental....
| May 2, 2014
Garden Club Events
The Enfield Garden Club is holding its spring Plant Sale Saturday, May 3, at the Enfield Senior Center 299 Elm St., from 8 a.m. until noon. The sale features perennials grown by the members of the club. Annuals from a local nursery...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:29 PM
A custom-made, $10,000 guitar stolen in March from heavy metal rocker Zakk Wylde's tour bus outside The Chicago Theatre has been recovered after being sold to a Chicago pawn shop, Wylde's manager confirmed Saturday.
The owners of Royal Pawn Shop, 428 S....
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:20 PM
A Romeoville man died on a cruise ship during a vacation last month, family members confirmed Monday.
John Perricone, 29, was on a Carnival Cruise Lines ship near Cozumel, Mexico, when he fell ill on Feb. 19, according to his father-in-law, Lee Forseth....
| Apr 10, 2014
Letters to the editor from Orland Park, Evergreen Park, Burbank, Alsip, Oak Lawn and Bolingbrook.
It was a warm spring day in 200. It had rained the night before, and I couldn't wait to go outside to look for worms. The only thing I was...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:27 PM
A group of local retired women meets on a regular schedule to clean trash, algae and weeds from De Leon Springs at De Leon Springs State Park north of Deland.
in 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon began searching Florida for the fountain of...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise line company, reported a $15-million net loss for the three months that ended Feb. 28 as it continues to rebound from several cruise catastrophes.
The Miami-based company that controls nearly 50% of the market...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
This is part two of a five-part series: Top 55 places to go in Southeast Florida.
Did someone say “Let’s eat”? Dining out in South Florida offers an array of limitless options, but who has limitless time to go through all of them?...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:35 PM
CHARLESTON, S.C. — When the email proposing a business meeting in Charleston popped up, it took all of three seconds to say yes. I'd never been to South Carolina, but I've read glowing dispatches from friends and colleagues for years. Southern...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The cruise industry has suffered a series of calamities over the last two years or so that have continued to sink its already plummeting image.
The bad publicity continued Tuesday when Princess Cruises announced that 37 people had fallen ill on a cruise...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Royal Caribbean International is bringing its Explorer of the Seas cruise ship back to port two days early after more than 600 passengers and crew members fell sick with a stomach flu during a 10-day Caribbean cruise.
The Miami-based cruise line made...