| Dec 19, 2014
| 8:29 AM
This no-pretense holiday tech guide does not discriminate against modestly sophisticated technology. Spending limit is $100, but watch for the tightwad specials.
Roku 3 Streaming Media Player ($99.99, http://www.roku.com ): The perfect get-with-it...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 8:22 AM
As kids age out of dolls and action figures, video games often pick up where vivid imaginations left off. We have nothing against a little Minecraft or Skylanders Trap Team. (See our video game gift guide for more from that medium.) But here we aimed...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Name: Pelican ProGear U160 Urban Elite Half Case Camera Pack
What it is: A tough 20-inch-high backpack made of 900 denier ballistic nylon with a built-in crush-proof/waterproof Pelican camera case designed to protect cameras and/or lenses. There are...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:18 AM
If I had sent a postcard from my staycation, the postmark could read "Main Street, U.S.A." Here are notes about revamped elements at Magic Kingdom.
Before all your Halloween candy was consumed, Disney World was celebrating Christmas....
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:37 AM
The following items were taken from Highland Park police reports.
A Chicago man, 20, was cited for possession of alcohol by a minor at 7:10 p.m. July 16 while attending Ravinia in the 200 block of St. Johns Avenue.
Two men and two women, all 19 and...
| Aug 19, 2014
When school begins next week at Deerfield and Highland Park high schools, every freshman and sophomore will have a Chromebook, a laptop that some educators say will boost student engagement in the classroom.
After this school year, incoming freshman...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Let's start with the bare facts. A big-screen shot of a naked handstand is an overshare any way you look at it of parts and places better left unexposed — even from the back, even in a raunchy sex comedy titled "Sex Tape," even when executed by...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:36 PM
As Southern California’s summer rental market continues to heat up, at least one member of the Los Angeles Dodgers is looking to get in on the action. Newly listed for rent in La Jolla is the home of All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:18 PM
The following items were taken from Naperville police reports:
Merchandise was stolen from a store in the 1440 block of South Route 59 about 10:30 a.m. Aug. 20 and then returned to a location in Michigan.
An air compressor valued at $20,000 was stolen...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:09 PM
The following information was taken from police reports:
A wallet containg $10, a debit and insurance cards was reported stolen Oct. 6 from a specialty hospital in the 500 block of South County Line Road.
Checks totaling $3,820 were fraudulently...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 1:46 PM
The following information was taken from Hinsdale police reports:
A 51-year-old Lombard woman was charged Sept. 24 with retail theft under $300. She took a bottle of perfume valued at $130 and left a store without paying for it.
A resident reported...