| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The vampires in FX’s new thriller, “The Strain,” are not -- repeat, not -- romantic. They’re not brooding or conflicted or passionate or sparkly. They do not pout, pose or toss off come-hither glances. And not a single one of...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Under Armour might start collaborating with smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co. on wearable fitness devices, according to a South Korean news report.
Yonhap News Agency cited market sources in a Wednesday report that said the de facto heir of the...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Get more quality time out of your vacations, let alone weekends at home, with this app.
Available for: Android and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (requires iOS 6.1 or later)
What it does: It alleviates the need to check your email...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:04 AM
When a storm appears on the horizon, people try to get as much information as possible.
Here are websites and apps to help you track storms and learn more about preparations.
National Hurricane Center, nhc.noaa.gov – This is your first...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Whether you stay or go, it's smart to back up important files, photos and other information from your computer and other electronic devices.
MICROSOFT allows users to store data in the cloud with OneDrive. Once you create a free account, you...
| Jun 10, 2014
The following items were gathered from Geneva police reports.
A 35-year-old West Chicago man was charged with multiple traffic offenses, aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident in which there was an injury....
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Name: PowerPot V
What it is: A thermoelectric cooking pot that produces as much as 5 watts of power to charge smartphones, iPods, GPS devices, etc., when heating water. The kit comes with the power-producing pot and a smaller pan, plus an electrical...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:14 PM
A 2006 Ford SUV was burglarized on April 21 or April 22. The vehicle was parked in a driveway in the 600 block of North Maple Avenue. A pair of shorts, Phillips ear buds and an iPod Touch valued at $200 were taken. A wallet with gift cards, an ATM card,...
| Apr 10, 2014
Letters to the editor from Orland Park, Evergreen Park, Burbank, Alsip, Oak Lawn and Bolingbrook.
It was a warm spring day in 200. It had rained the night before, and I couldn't wait to go outside to look for worms. The only thing I was...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•A 22-year-old Tinley Park woman who reportedly stole a pair of pants from the Burlington Coat Factory was charged with retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia after she...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The following items were gathered from Oak Park police reports:
Two men, in their 30s or 40s, and a woman in her 40s stole 11 quarts of engine oil, five cigarette lighters, three bottle of brake fluid, a bottle of gas treatment and a bottle of fuel...