| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A friend, once a nubile youngster who frolicked as easily as a nymph, now complains that getting up from bed is a lot like going in for a deep-tissue massage. You know it's good for you, but dang, it sure hurts at the time. One morning it's her lower...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:52 AM
In her signature green sweat shirt, khakis and tennis shoes, Kate Blom doesn't look like a party planner. But you only turn 125 once, and she's determined that this will be a memorable year.
She's the general manager of the Howard Peters Rawlings...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Fresh, pure water is a must for cooking and drinking, and installing a filtering faucet at your kitchen sink is a good way to reduce harmful impurities in your tap water. An indicator on the unit shows when to change the filter, a simple chore even if...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
You've purchased the sheets and towels, multiple extension cords in the shape of octopus arms, and a warehouse-size box of note cards. You even bought the most indispensable dorm-room device of all -- the shower caddy.
But where's the can of WD-40, the...
| May 24, 2013
Dear Answer Angel: I have this cute pair of cheap, pleather loafers that I never wear because they produce a very loud, obnoxious squeaking sound. I've worn them twice to work, and on both occasions the constant squeaking interrupted my colleagues. Do you...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 7:08 AM
It’s a random Saturday around 10:32 p.m. You find yourself and a few pals in a bar frequented by young, hipster-leaning Chicagoans. Ordering your fourth whiskey with a Coke splash, you observe the scenery. You manage to catch the eye of a girl and...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 4:34 PM
A store employe noticed a woman, later identified as Melissa Ann Ortagus, steal some items from a shelf before exiting a Kangaroo store in St. Augustine, according to an arrest affidavit from the St. Johns Sheriff's Office. When the clerk reviewed...
| May 29, 2012
| 11:46 AM
A nearly 15-hour standoff ended early Tuesday in Dallas when a robbery suspect who climbed atop a construction crane on the campus of Southern Methodist University fell 150 feet to his death.
Lee Dell Thomas Jr., 44, had barricaded himself in the crane's...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 5:57 PM
Last week, we shared a tip from an anonymous Cheapster who discovered Vicks VapoRub — that smelly ointment meant to relieve cough symptoms — is also pretty good at keeping ants out of her house.
That tip prompted a call from Lucy Tucker in...
| Sep 26, 2012
Jerry Reinsdorf's day started so well Tuesday before his team played baseball.
In the morning, the White Sox chairman attended a touching dedication of a 40-foot mural at 35th and Federal that pays tribute to the impact black players such as Minnie...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 1:54 AM
She wore a little black and a little white, but you could argue that Wednesday night Taylor Swift was Red all over.
The 23-year-old singer recently released her fourth album and it's called "Red," so titled because Swift says she sometimes thinks in...