| Sep 25, 2014
| 9:03 PM
If you have the Walgreen app, you can fill prescriptions or print photos with a tap on your smartphone.
Tim McCauley, senior director of mobile commerce for the Deerfield-based company, says that's good — but it isn't enough. He'd like to find...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Love is patient—unless it is waiting for a CTA bus. Just ask Crystal Carrazco.
Carrazco, 22, used to take the No. 9-Ashland bus from her Ukrainian Village home to catch the No. 73-Armitage bus to her boyfriend’s place in Hermosa on the...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 11:08 AM
Starting this week, five of the city's Divvy bike-share bicycles are sporting the black and red team colors of the Blackhawks as well as the numbers of five players.
The bikes, which are decorated in bike wraps designed by the Chicago-based Spoken Art...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Bicycling magazine has come out with its once-every-two-years ranking of America's 50 best cities for cycling, and Orlando doesn't make the list.
I would say this is not that surprising except for the fact that Miami ranks 29th. Perhaps things have...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:10 AM
The Divvy bike-sharing program set back-to-back records this past weekend for the number of rides recorded in a day.
The program logged 12,863 rides on Saturday and 16,259 rides Sunday, according to the mayor's office. The prior single-day record was...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:42 AM
As the Divvy bike-share program experiences record ridership numbers, the city is testing a valet service at crowded hot spots.
This service was deployed Memorial Day weekend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at three popular Divvy locations: Theater on the Lake...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:02 PM
There was something missing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke on the Far Northwest Side in March to offer an explanation on what City Hall was doing about the roads after a winter that "left nothing but potholes and pockmarks throughout the city of Chicago."...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:00 AM
"This is not the city I grew up in," said Alyssa Starr Newerth, director of advancement at Indy Reads Books, a locally owned bookshop. "So much has changed. People love this city so much now — you can feel it."
There is a feeling that Indianapolis...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:30 PM
My husband and I have been car free since 2003, when his 1993 Saturn bit the dust. We have lived in New York City all that time, where we commute on the subway, ride our bikes, catch cabs, use the bike share system, take the East River Ferry and ride...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:22 PM
One recent Tuesday morning, Jennifer Burgess left her Lakeview home and walked to the nearest Divvy station, at Racine and Diversey avenues.
Since it was 10 a.m. and raining, Burgess figured not many people would be taking advantage of Chicago's bike-...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:42 PM
To determine which Divvy stations need more bikes and which ones need more parking spots, officials with Chicago's bike-sharing program examine historical and real-time data.
Divvy divides the day into specific time periods—morning, midday, evening...