| Dec 20, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Beyonce has a lot to celebrate!
The "Grown Woman" singer reveled at her self-titled album release party at Dave & Buster's in Times Square on Thursday following her "Mrs. Carter Show" concert at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn.
The 32-year-old diva...
| Dec 23, 2013
As the ball drops in Times Square, so concludes a tumultuous year of change, tragedy and progress for residents of Highland Park and Deerfield.
Here's a recap of a few of the bigger local news stories from 2013:
High school referendum
| Dec 22, 2013
| 4:41 AM
Attention, holiday shoppers: Tomorrow will be today tomorrow.
Clearly, when it comes to buying gifts, Christmas shoppers have not yet begun to procrastinate.
It seems more than 30 percent wait to do holiday shopping until the last possible minute,...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Anderson Cooper is apparently not done being embarrassed on live TV, because the CNN anchor is teaming up with comedian Kathy Griffin once again to host CNN's New Year's Eve coverage from Times Square.
This is the seventh straight year for Cooper and...
| Dec 22, 2013
On New Year's Eve, scrap your "champagne wishes and caviar dreams" and get real.
On Dec. 31 at the stroke of midnight, well-intentioned Americans everywhere will once again declare that this will finally be the year they achieve their New Year's...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:51 PM
If you want to look back on 2013, then look no further than this one drawing that sums up the year in one take.
"Here's to 2013" was drawn by freelance illustrator Mario Zucca for content marketing firm Beutler Ink. It depicts almost 90 events that...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
With a week to go before Christmas, retailers are in full battle mode, with many unveiling plans to keep their stores open for marathon stretches to give last-minute gift buyers every opportunity to spend.
Toys R Us will throw its doors wide starting at...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Toys "R" Us announced Tuesday that it plans to keep its stores open for 87 consecutive hours, starting on 6 a.m. Saturday and running though 9 p.m. Christmas Eve.
The national toy retailer also promised "around-the-clock savings and deals" for last-...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Never underestimate the power of a pop star with more than 16 million Twitter followers.
Over the weekend, Miley Cyrus tweeted a selfie with big implications for a Los Angeles actress and moviemaker. In the photo, Cyrus pulls her Chanel sweatshirt up to...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:22 PM
DURHAM, N.C. -- After wrecking his car early Saturday, Jonathan A. Ferrell knocked on a door in a neighborhood in Charlotte. He was apparently seeking help, according to Charlotte police.
But the early-morning knock frightened the woman who answered the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:04 PM
At 71, Paul McCartney still has a few surprises up his sleeve, and he pulled one out Friday with an impromptu performance in London’s Covent Garden to promote his new album, “New.”
He’d done the same thing eight days a week...