| Apr 29, 2011
Q: In your article "What is 4G?" the only carrier you did not mentioned was U.S. Cellular. What is the best 4G phone that you would recommend from this carrier?
—Mary Ann Wren
A: Chicago-based U.S. Cellular doesn't currently offer 4G phones. The...
| May 5, 2011
| 9:14 AM
Here's a list of items seized recently from the single-wide trailer of Brian and Shannon Gore, according to a copy of a search warrant affidavit filed in Gloucester County Circuit Court:
1) 4 disposable cameras
2) 1 personal data assistant
3) 1 digital...
| May 10, 2011
| 2:46 PM
The idea for this story came, oddly enough, from the U.S. Secretary of Education. In a speech to reporters gathered for the Education Writers Association conference last month, Arne Duncan spoke about how technology continues to change how today’s...
| May 11, 2011
| 2:32 PM
GLENDALE — Glendale police issued nearly 500 citations last month to motorists who were talking or texting on hand-held cell phones.
Police were out in force last month as part of a statewide crackdown on distracted driving, issuing 491 citations...
| May 17, 2011
| 4:14 PM
Today we're toasting some local folks making big differences.
But first, we have the case of The Activist, the Cop and the Mysteriously Vanishing Video.
An article in Tuesday's newspaper told the story:
A local activist was videotaping cops in downtown...
| May 19, 2011
| 10:41 AM
A South Florida attorney has filed a class action suit alleging that AT&T is overcharging customers for data usage – and in some cases charging for data never accessed by customers.
Could you be a victim? The lawsuit claims the overcharging and phantom...
| May 20, 2011
| 4:30 AM
L. Alan Keene, you're all wet on your article "Save boaters from themselves" (May 18). Your comparison to cell phones while driving and helmets for motorcycles is overstated. Using cell phones while driving, like drunk-driving, directly endangers the...
| May 22, 2011
| 6:51 PM
Beginning Wednesday, May 25, certain hurricane preparedness items will be exempt from sales tax during a 7-day tax holiday.
The following items are exempt from sales tax during the holiday as long as the selling price is $60 or less.
| May 25, 2011
| 4:30 PM
Chicago police have arrested two people in connection with a string of armed robberies that occurred in the Beverly neighborhood earlier this month, officials said.
Kingston Madison, 18, of the 7900 block of South Albany Avenue was charged with four...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 1:22 PM
I don't believe the World Health Organization's "assumption" (and really, that's all you can call it, given their deeply flawed so-called "study") that cell phone use causes anything, other than a self-centered attitude in public. The same charges they...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 11:01 AM
Metra launched its "Quiet Car" operation today, introducing a program that it hopes will make for a less noisy commute for some riders. And the reaction appeared to be quiet, at least based on what some commuters said during Monday morning's rush hour....