| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Lauderdale Lakes’ Renee Bhagwandeen wasn’t thinking about auditioning for “America’s Next Top Model” or meeting Tyra Banks.
“I was sick,” says the 24-year-old model, who was born in Trinidad-Tobago. “I...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Fashion-forward teens and young adults often face the perplexity of having a full closet, yet still "nothing to wear." They're also usually on a budget. Enter: Plato's Closet — a national chain of stores that buy and sell gently used brand-name...
| Aug 25, 2013
Many large-scale commercial breeders of dogs that sell to pet stores have been criticized by animal welfare advocates and public officials as puppy mills, where female dogs are often overbred in inhumane conditions. Nonetheless, large breeders of...
| Jul 12, 2013
AVON — Cuisinarts weren't doing the job.
People were visiting Miller Foods, a food distribution and meat processor, buying bones, organ and muscle meat and vegetables, and grinding them up at home to feed to their dogs, because they believed...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 6:35 PM
“I see in the newspaper where Boonsboro High School is considering installing artificial turf on their football field. At one time, there was a stigma attached to artificial turf, that it was causing joint problems because of cleats sticking into...
| Jul 16, 2013
Plainfield trustees voted Monday to authorize the village attorney to start the necessary paperwork to change an agreement between the town and the owners of a struggling housing development.
Playa Vista, near the southeast corner of 135th Street and...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 5:01 AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — How much does it cost to pack a picnic this Fourth of July? That'll be $6 per person.
That's according to the American Farm Bureau Federation, which launched an informal price survey this year looking at the cost of hot...
| Jul 6, 2013
Call it the battle of fried chicken versus made-to-order hoagies, both served with a side of gasoline.
Competition among convenience store chains in the Baltimore area has heated up as retailers vie to win over consumers by redefining and expanding...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Now that you've performed your patriotic duty by consuming hot dogs and hamburgers (vegetarians are excused) for America's birthday, you may resume your normal diet. And I have good news for hoagie lovers. Two new Primo Hoagies are now serving "old-...
| Jul 8, 2013
Bonnie Lane in Elk Grove Village seems an unlikely place to be sniffing around for elephant tusks and black rhinoceros horns brought into the United States from Africa, but Lancer the G-dog "nose" his way around cargo facilities.
Lancer, a 4-year-old...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 8:11 AM
When I became a father 21 years ago, I realized I had a helluva lot to learn.
As I look back today on my 21st Father's Day, I realize I have just as much to learn. One of these days I'll get it down pat.
Oh, the tasks have changed quite a bit.