| Aug 20, 2011
Shaving cream for jellyfish stings? Vinegar for sunburn? Meat tenderizer for just about anything that bothers your skin? Popular wisdom holds that vinegar and baking soda — among a slew of folk remedies — work for just about all that ails you....
| Nov 6, 2011
As an Air Force intelligence officer, Sean Lane saw firsthand the communications challenges facing soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Civilians in the United States had better, faster access to data on their smartphones and 3G networks than soldiers did in...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 3:47 PM
From peanuts to milk and even chocolate, people can be allergic to just about anything. Susan Gratza is raising two children with severe food allergies. She says getting proper treatment and knowing more about the condition has helped her to raise her...
| Nov 13, 2011
Cracked heels, chapped lips, scaly legs, fissured hands, skin so tight and parched it practically hurts to smile. All can be brought on by dry, hot Santa Ana winds common in the fall or by the cold weather and heated rooms of winter — and...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 5:31 PM
Steve Congenie is in recovery mode — a familiar situation for the senior wrestler from Willowbrook. He tore the ACL in his left knee in May 2010, only to battle back from surgery to cap a 34-1 junior season with a 171-pound Class 3A state...
| Oct 3, 2011
On a September evening, in a large tent pitched outside his bank in downtown Lake Forest, Ed Wehmer took the microphone and addressed 350 people celebrating the 20th anniversary of what is now Wintrust Financial Corp.
The jocular 57-year-old is known...
| Dec 19, 2011
There may be a bit of sass being served up in a glass this holiday season.
“We have items called Bitch, we have Sweet Bitch, comes in three different flavors,” said Goody Goody Wine Specialist Del Dunphy.
If you`re looking for the...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 1:24 PM
We are moving into a new home and purchased a number of plants for landscaping. Our landscaper recommended that we postpone putting any of the plants in the ground. He says that planting them now will not be beneficial because the ground will not...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 6:30 PM
Do you have a bed bug problem in your city? A new list has been released by BedBugRegistry.Com and Los Angeles and San Francisco are among the Top Ten Most Plagued Cities in America. Now, the good news is: Sacramento didn’t make the list. The bad...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 4:52 PM
Editor's note: Cindy Frazier returned last week from a two-month medical leave. This is her story.
It all started with an itch.
It was mid-February. I was sitting in a staff meeting with our veteran reporter Barbara Diamond when suddenly I couldn't...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 3:06 PM
It didn't start with Twitter — and it won't end with Weiner.
For centuries, the theme of sexual sins committed by the powerful has been scintillating source material for the arts. In poems and plays, in novels and films and TV series, artists...