| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Retailers taking on an army of seasonal workers in December helped push overall holiday hiring levels to a 14-year peak this year, according to a new report.
But the better-than-expected increase of 801,100 jobs over the final three months of the year...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Justin Bieber wasn't sure he liked what he saw.
When the petite pop prince from the Great White North first viewed a rough cut of the new documentary "Justin Bieber's Believe," he excitedly called its director Jon Chu in the middle of the night to voice...
| Dec 16, 2013
The living room in Anjanette Albert's modest Bronzeville apartment is festive. A silver spruce is dressed in ornaments. Christmas stockings hang from the mantel of a mock fireplace. And Albert's dog, a white bichon-poodle mix named Cookie Monster, plays...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:22 PM
"Peter, what's happening?" "Just getting ready to go home, Mr. Lumbergh. It's been a long day in the store." "Yeahhhh. Did you see the memo about putting the cover sheets on your overnight register reports?" "Sure, I saw that." "Because......
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:22 PM
I was copied on an email over the weekend from a very nice reader who wanted to commend the paper for using Christmas in a Sunday Go Guide headline: "Have Yourself a Merry Lehigh Valley Christmas." "I am so tired......
| Dec 22, 2013
| 9:22 PM
There are a handful of games on Monday before the teams take off for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and there are some good ones, too, like Dieruff-Bangor, Easton-Liberty, and Northampton-Catasauqua. But there was a lot of basketball played over the...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Santa slacked off during the holidays, delivering a solidly so-so season for retailers.
Shoppers were less impressed and more careful during the season compared with the previous one, doing their research before picking through shelves of uninspiring...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:01 PM
When is the traditional Christmas tree incorrectly called a “holiday tree”? The city of Glendale did it this Christmas at its annual tree-lighting event on Dec. 4. I would like to ask the city why it is afraid to acknowledge the word “...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Sub-zero temperatures followed close to two feet of snow to start the New Year in some Lake County towns, but officials in Lake Zurich, Mundelein and Grayslake said they escaped major weather-related problems.
Despite closures throughout the week,...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:32 AM
When the 13th annual Sketch Comedy Festival kicks off at Stage 773 next week, it will mark the return of Danny Pudi, who performed in the first few installments of the fest before landing the role of Abed on NBC's "Community."
This is the first time...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
One of the Christmas presents I've looked forward to every year since childhood doesn't come with wrapping paper or ribbon. It doesn't even arrive on Christmas Eve or morning. And you'll never find it under the tree or tucked into a stocking hung by the...