| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
If there were a Girl Scout badge for travel, you'd surely earn it after using these tips.
Name: "101 Tips for Women Travelers E-book," www.oattravel.com/101tips
Available: Interactive flipbook; .pdf for laptop or personal computers; .epub for iPad...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 1:18 AM
Menchville seeks next step, but TJ guys loom now
Though they've hit a huge roadblock in an academically elite school named after our nation's third president, this will go down as a huge year for Menchville High's Monarchs, and especially sophomore...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Amazon is joining the hotly contested online music streaming business by launching its own service.
Prime Music is available free for subscribers of Amazon Prime, the company's $99-a-year membership program that includes free two-day shipping, a...
| May 27, 2014
| 1:05 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
Five boys ages 16 to 20 stole a iPhone 5C with blue-and-gray cell phone case, valued at $425, from the hand of a Round Lake resident sitting on the CTA Blue Line train at 11:35 p.m. May 20. The five...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Amazon is integrating one-click product purchasing directly with a kid's TV show -- a potentially controversial model that the ecommerce giant could expand to other franchises.
Amazon will let customers watch episodes of HIT Entertainment's British...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:03 PM
An unusually public battle is being waged between Amazon and one of America's top five publishers, Hachette. Why the rancor? Here's what you need to know.
1. What is Hachette?
Although Hachette publishes about 1,000 books a year, you've probably...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:47 AM
In recent months global Internet retail behemoth Amazon.com has green-lit six new original TV shows, announced an online streaming deal with HBO and tested same-day grocery delivery on the West Coast.
Up next? Possibly a smartphone. And, if...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:45 PM
In less than four weeks, J.K. Rowling's next book will be published -- but readers hoping to pre-order it on Amazon will be disappointed. Although it had been available to pre-order for months, "The Silkworm," written under Rowling's pseudonym Robert...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:24 AM
High-tech creation myths are expected to start with a garage. Amazon, impatient with ordinary from the outset, began with a road trip. In the summer of 1994 Jeff Bezos quit his job on Wall Street, flew to Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife MacKenzie and...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Hachette, one of the "big five" companies in publishing, announced Tuesday that it will acquire the sixth-largest publisher, Perseus Books Group. Industry observers suggest the consolidation will bolster Hachette's position in its ongoing dispute with...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Faced with dropping e-reader sales, Barnes & Noble Inc. said Wednesday that it is spinning off its Nook business as a separate public company in an effort to boost shareholder value.
The split will be completed by the first quarter of next year, the...