| Mar 13, 2015
| 10:47 AM
Imagine a home where your refrigerator texts you a shopping list and the toilet emails your doctor.
For homebuyers who want the most state-of-the-art features, that future is now.
Five real estate managing brokers in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 12:47 PM
Sam Simon, the acclaimed writer, director and producer who with James L. Brooks and Matt Groening developed the groundbreaking Fox TV series "The Simpsons," has died. He was 59.
His death Sunday at his home in Pacific Palisades was confirmed by his...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 12:35 PM
No sirens were blaring. No guns were drawn. Nobody was screaming or shouting.
But in the blink of an eye, the love of the Amazing Randi's life — the man he had shared a home with for two dozen years — vanished.
In 2011, federal agents...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 3:31 PM
My own "slight madness" (to quote playwright Eve Ensler) was birthed on Nov. 28, 1960, as a result of an event that was, as it happens, intimately connected to my birth. That day, I was adopted and the state stole my identity.
That day, the Hartford...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 4:47 PM
The take on teenagers today is that history is what was posted to their Twitter account an hour ago. In Surry County, though, basketball players grow up with the legacy of Joe Ellis.
Ten years ago this month, Ellis, Surry's longtime boys basketball...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 7:51 AM
Employees with the Florida Department of Health in Lake County hope to help raise public awareness of colon cancer by participating in the wearing of blue on Friday, while also urging others in the community to do the same. Friday is the Colon Cancer...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 3:00 AM
My mother has lung cancer. She never smoked.
I recall the moment I heard the news. I was at work, and I immediately left my office in tears and aimlessly wandered nearby neighborhoods, unable to make sense of this new reality or my own complex range...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 5:21 PM
This is the time of year when everyone takes a hard look in the mirror (or at the scale) and promises, "I'm going to begin exercising."
One of the easiest ways to begin is simply by putting one foot in front of the other. Research has shown that the...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 8:01 AM
Lady Gaga is sporting a heart-shaped engagement ring, courtesy of "Chicago Fire" actor Taylor Kinney. The pair got engaged on Valentine's Day. [Los Angeles Times]
Sarah Palin wore a sparkly white mini-dress to the "Saturday Night Live" 40th...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 1:13 PM
There are iconic figures where only their first name is needed. Las Vegas has Celine. Cleveland has LeBron. Chicago has Rahm. Western Springs has Wally.
The longtime owner of Wally's Garage, Wally Kloog is a renaissance man. Go into his auto repair shop...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 7:47 PM
Three and a half decades after Michael Hanna Jr. began exploring the concept of using the body's own immune system to fight cancer, the idea is driving Baltimore's latest biotechnology promise.
The company Vaccinogen, drawing on research that Hanna began...