| Jul 10, 2014
LEESBURG — A mini-wave of commercial development is continuing for Leesburg, bringing new businesses and major renovations of existing buildings along U.S. Highway 27 and near Lake Square Mall.
"In general, the economy is improving and we are...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 12:02 PM
The 3-year-old girl at the heart of the "KFC hoax" story is in Florida to receive a new eye, the Naples News reports.
Victoria Wilcher was mauled by dogs in Mississippi in April, suffering broken bones in her face and bites to her eye and body. ...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Robin Wallace and Julia Tichota are two of the 18 Niles North students who received summer art grants from Niles North Fine Arts Parents and Patrons (NNFAPP) -- a nonprofit charitable organization that supports the school's Fine Art Department.
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:22 PM
The jewel-toned bongs, each handcrafted from recycled glass, glowed in the soft lighting of the pristine little storefront. The “Grand Opening Event” banner was hung. The DJ was hired. The no-parking signs were posted along the busy street....
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:39 PM
While some restaurant chains are shaking the salt habit, others are adding more sodium to their meals, according to a new study just released. Researchers for the Center for Science in the Public Interest reviewed 136 meals from 17 top restaurant chains ...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The family whose story went viral after they accused KFC of telling a 3-year-old dog attack victim that her scars were scaring customers has decided to decline the $30,000 donation from the restaurant chain, according to The Clarion-Ledger.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The FX channel's much-hyped series, "Tyrant," displays some of the most racist anti-Arab images I have ever seen on American television. And I've spent 40-plus years documenting TV's images of Arabs.
The show has a simplistic plot, pitting Arabs...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:33 PM
On Sunday night, Walmart aired a commercial promoting watermelon during the BET Awards, one of the most popular TV programs among African-American households.
The commercial features a grower who says "summertime is watermelon time." The farmer extols...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Kentucky Fried Chicken fans now have a new way to express their love for their personally preferred poultry. The Kentucky for Kentucky company will sell gold Kentucky Fried Chicken bone necklaces made from real KFC chicken wing bones.
| Jun 24, 2014
| 11:05 AM
There's no evidence that the story of a 3-year-old who was allegedly kicked out of a KFC restaurant in Jackson, Miss., because of her facial injuries from a pit bull attack actually happened, a KFC spokesman said Tuesday.
KFC officials launched an...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 1:07 PM
The following items were taken from New Lenox police reports:
A 23-year-old New Lenox man was charged with DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision, and operating an uninsured motor vehicle during a June 6 crash investigation in the parking lot...