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  • Starbucks OK'd for Butterfield and Finley

     Starbucks OK'd for Butterfield and Finley
    Downers Grove officials signed off on a proposal to bring what would be the fourth Starbucks to the village. Council members voted unanimously April 15 to allow the owners of Finley Square Shopping Center to build a 1,824-square-foot Starbucks next to...
  • Go it alone: Experts pick their favorite solo spots

    Go it alone: Experts pick their favorite solo spots
    The prospect of solo travel might scare some people, being out in the world with no one to help navigate, to lean on in a pinch or simply to share the moments of discovery. Others love being alone on the road, free to take any detour or linger in any...
  • Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'

    Metra releases names from its 'patronage files'
    Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians—a virtual who’s who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to state legislators and even a well-respected...
  • 'I love you,' student texts mom from sinking South Korea ferry

    SEOUL -- As a ferry carrying 462 people slowly sank off South Korea’s southern coast Wednesday, a high school student sent a heartbreaking cellphone text message. “Mom,” it said, “This might be my last chance to tell you I love...
  • Royal Caribbean sending Quantum of the Seas to China in May 2015; Anthem now heading to N.J.

    Royal Caribbean sending Quantum of the Seas to China in May 2015; Anthem now heading to N.J.
    In a move that at least one South Florida cruise industry specialist calls “shocking,” Royal Caribbean International announced late Wednesday plans to base its newest ship in Shanghai, China in May 2015. The 4,180-passenger Quantum of the...
  • CTA board approves system to reduce bus bunching

    CTA board approves system to reduce bus bunching
    CTA riders could see fewer instances of buses arriving at stops in pairs, thanks to CTA board approval Wednesday of a tool that may reduce bus bunching. The CTA board approved a three-year, $13.4 million contract with Clever Devices, a New York-based...
  • Yacht crash during race off San Francisco Peninsula kills one

    Yacht crash during race off San Francisco Peninsula kills one
    A sailboat participating in a race struck a buoy outside Redwood City off the San Francisco Peninsula on Wednesday evening, killing one person and injuring another, authorities said. The sailboat was in the shallow waters just outside the city’s...
  • David A. Wagner, port official

    David A. Wagner, port official
    David A. Wagner, former deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation who later headed the Maryland Port Administration, died April 7 of cancer at his home in Mandeville, La. The longtime Pasadena resident was 71. "Dave was a good...
  • CTA announces new bypass initiative for Red Line

    CTA announces new bypass initiative for Red Line
    The CTA announced today that it plans to create a bypass north of the Belmont station to speed North Side Brown, Red and Purple Line train travel through that area. About 150,000 rides go through the intersection north of the Belmont stop every day,...
  • Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap

    Malaysia airliner search points up China's technology gap
    BEIJING — In June 2012, China reveled in a major scientific achievement: The nation's first manned deep-sea submersible, the Jiaolong, had dived more than 4.3 miles into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. The feat, state-run media said, put...
  • South Korea's response to ferry sinking assailed; captain apologizes

    South Korea's response to ferry sinking assailed; captain apologizes
    SEOUL – Angry relatives of passengers aboard a sunken South Korean ferry criticized the government’s response Thursday as the ship’s captain made an emotional apology for fleeing the vessel before hundreds of others had a chance to get...