| Apr 26, 2013
When I agreed to run, I didn't have this in mind! -- Lou Laccavole, Wethersfield
All that pork over the years has made it a lot harder to run! -- Christopher S. Ttofi, Newington
Is that tar and feathers I smell? -- Greg Thomas,...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 3:48 AM
Thursday was laundry day for Jim and Joan Penders. And then there was the matter of getting to Walgreen's to extend some medications.
"Hey, when you get to our age," Joan said, laughing. "But we are all charted out through Monday. We've got our hotel...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:47 AM
A mechanical problem in a train yard blocked traffic on Metra's Union Pacific West line near Elmhurst this morning, according to the agency.
Three lines were blocked by a train or trains, stopping service.
It's the second mechanical delay in three...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:16 PM
The National Park Service has announced that it no longer needs to furlough U.S. Park Police.
The announcement came after Park Police officers — who patrol the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and several sites in Maryland — had served three of...
| May 31, 2013
| 2:11 PM
It was just a short blurb on most websites a few days ago.
"Tim Duncan and wife Amy are getting a divorce."
For Orlando Magic fans, the breakup happened about a dozen years too late.
If not for Duncan's love affair with Amy, the San Antonio Spurs...
| Jun 1, 2013
Your rewards credit card, of course, is in your wallet. But where are the rewards? Do you know how many points you have, how you can use them and when they might expire?
"The good news is most people collect miles," says Brian Kelly,...
| May 23, 2013
The Las Vegas trip was to be a celebration for Lorraine Lierman's niece, who was turning 40, but the festivities never got off the ground.
Amid driving rains that flooded the Chicago area, American Airlines canceled the April 18 flight. Lierman was told...
| May 27, 2013
If you buy an airline ticket and need to change or cancel your itinerary, you could be in for an even more unpleasant surprise.
Most travelers buy nonrefundable tickets because they cost considerably less than refundable tickets. But a couple of...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Two Michiana women were moved to help set up a stuff a truck donation in Mishawaka. They recruited Notre Dame students to help and for one volunteer, it was very personal.
Sarah Smith is more than a volunteer collecting donations for tornado victims...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:17 PM
On a dusty field at the south end of Lincoln Park, Lester Holt has just finished taking his first-ever swings at a 16-inch softball, part of a report he's planned for NBC's “Today” show on Chicago summers more than making up for the winters....
| May 17, 2013
As travelers start thinking about winging off to summer vacations, many could learn a few things from expert fliers to ensure they get the best value for their money when booking flights.
Price and flight schedules are clearly the primary factors for...