| Nov 29, 2013
| 10:47 AM
As his family prepared to gather at grandma's house, Cameron Ligocki arrived at a Best Buy in Downers Grove at noon on Thanksgiving Day -- six hours before it opened -- to buy a 39-inch Insignia TV for $169.
His family "got a little mad" about him...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 10:29 PM
The Thanksgiving deals keep coming, with a big round of stores throwing open their doors at 8 p.m.
Hundreds of shoppers rushed into the Kohl's at Stonewood Center in Downey, quickly nabbing all of the available shopping carts as they took off in their...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Cyber Monday has been the largest online shopping holiday in the past two years, according to Shop.org, an arm of the National Retail Federation that focuses on Internet retailers.
Generally, bargain experts agree that Cyber Monday, which is Monday,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:45 AM
I sat with my 7-year-old granddaughter, Eva, the other day as she wrote her 2013 Christmas letter to Santa.
Eva was staying home from school after having had an early morning dental appointment. She was lisping more than usual with a mouth full of...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:52 PM
So, how can there be any doubt that the Avengers are about to assemble for Disney Infinity after the YouTube teaser video that was posted today?
The video shows Captain America’s iconic shield flying though various Disney Infinity game-play worlds...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 7:06 PM
The Friday before April 15 rolls around offers something a lot less taxing. In fact, the North American release of Nintendo’s “Disney Magical World” on April 11 might be a fun pre-tax-refund purchase for many gaming fans – or maybe...
| Mar 20, 2014
Cody Rhodes has two earliest memories of childhood — one banal, the other substantial. The 28-year-old's first memory is of being in a pool at around 4 years old. The second is of seeing his father, "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, compete at...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Straight from the '90s, Furby is back on store shelves this holiday season, along with classic toys that never left: Barbie, Hot Wheels and Elmo, to name a few.
But more than ever, tech-related playthings are elbowing their way onto the traditional...
| May 17, 2013
This post has been corrected, as indicated below. “Sonic Lost World,” the latest adventure to feature Sonic the Hedgehog, will […]...
| Jul 26, 2013
This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details. It's been seven-plus years since the last core […]...
| Nov 14, 2013
The word “simulation” often gets tossed around when discussing the “Arkham” series of Batman video games. The implication is that […]...