| Jan 22, 2015
| 12:11 PM
A janitor in the Chicago offices of internet giant Google was charged with possession of stolen property after he allegedly tried to sell to a Wilmette pawn shop watches, cameras, tablets and other items stolen from the tech company's River North offices,...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:34 AM
In November, a pair of technology journalists issued the latest in what seems to be a constant stream of announcements proclaiming the start of a book publishing revolution. First, co-authors Jason Hiner and Lyndsey Gilpin said they would crowdfund...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:00 PM
The following items were collected from police reports:
A 5-foot-6 man of medium build holding a black semi-automatic gun robbed Community Bank on the 1000 block of Lake Street of an undetermined amount of money between 12:18 and 12:21 p.m. Dec. 31....
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:27 AM
Snuggle up on a cold winter night with a good book for 50 percent off.
Amazon.com has 50 Kindle books on sale for $2 each.
Titles range from fiction to mysteries to thrillers, romances and literature, including several books in the Melinda Leigh...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:49 AM
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is starting a book club. My question: Who brings the wine? Is there an app for that?
Zuckerberg announced the book club on — where else? — Facebook. He intends to read a book every other week for an entire...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 9:50 PM
It may be the oddest TV couple since Oscar and Felix.
Two days after making history by becoming the first streaming service to win a Golden Globe for a television series, for "Transparent," Amazon announced a partnership with one of the biggest names in...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Publisher Macmillan will offer 1,000 of its titles through the e-book subscription services Oyster and Scribd. It's the third major publishing company to sign on with the all-you-can-read e-book services.
Oyster and Scribd are competitors that both hope...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 5:09 PM
The following items were taken from Glen Ellyn police reports:
A wallet and phone went missing from a restaurant on the 800 block of Roosevelt Road between 5 and 6 p.m. on Dec. 28. They later were found inside the owner's mailbox undamaged, but $150 was...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 9:55 AM
If you're looking for a last-minute Christmas gift, a book by a local attorney might be a good choice.
Chad Green — a York County lawyer, licensed captain and commercial waterman — and co-author G. Tom Ward have written "The Crown & Cardinal,...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 1:08 PM
WebRTC, a free browser-based technology, looks set to change the way we communicate and collaborate, up-ending telecoms firms, online chat services like Skype and WhatsApp and remote conferencing on WebEx.
Web Real-Time Communication is a proposed...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Expecting a company to actually speak with its customers is so 20th century.
Call me old school when it comes to customer service. I believe that when you treat people fairly and respectfully, they'll keep bringing you their business. That means...