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  • Rolls-Royce test drive: 2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe & Ghost

    Rolls-Royce test drive: 2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe & Ghost
    It's unlike any other car on the planet. While other automakers offer cup and bottle holders within the cabin, Rolls-Royce offers umbrella holders — with umbrellas — in each front door. While others use ordinary cowhides to create leather...
  • Police: Woman defrauded Northbrook company

    Police: Woman defrauded Northbrook company
    A nearly two-month investigation led to charges against a Chicago woman who police say defrauded a Northbrook company out of more than $50,000, authorities said today. Susan A. Stephens, 48, an employee at Northbrook-based Paramount Staffing, was charged...
  • Your car knows everything

    Your car knows everything
    A few months ago, Saman Jayasekara was shopping online for cheaper car insurance when he came across a new product from Progressive Corp. that offered him the chance to save as much as 30 percent. But there was a catch. He would have to install a...
  • Police: Man arrested for 65th time, accused of assaulting woman, baby and toddler

    Police: Man arrested for 65th time, accused of assaulting woman, baby and toddler
    A suburban man who has been arrested 65 times is accused of assaulting a family member and their 5-week-old and 16-month-old boys, officials said today.   Francisco Tirado, 27, of the 3700 block of Salem Walk in unincorporated Cook County near...
  • House panel investigating lawmaker expects more federal court action

    House panel investigating lawmaker expects more federal court action
    SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois House panel investigating a Chicago lawmaker accused of bribery is holding off on hearings next week because of the potential for more activity in federal court. The latest developments in the case of Rep. Derrick Smith, D-...
  • Storms move on, leaving a lot of rain behind

    Storms move on, leaving a lot of rain behind
    The worst of the heavy thunderstorms have left the Chicago area, but the rain they left behind  is resulting in flood warnings throughout northern Illinois.   A flood warning remains in effect for northern Cook, southern Lake, Lee, DuPage, DeKalb,...
  • New burger chains Meatheads and Smashburger opening in Chicago

    New burger chains Meatheads and Smashburger opening in Chicago
    Two burger chains are making the commute from the suburbs into Chicago city to beef up the city’s burger options. Meatheads has eight locations in Illinois, including restaurants in Northbrook, Naperville and Schaumburg, and is working on opening a...
  • Thunderstorms roll into Chicago area, wind advisory cancelled

    Thunderstorms roll into Chicago area, wind advisory cancelled
    Thunderstorms rolled into the Chicago area this evening, with more likely later tonight as a wind advisory for the area was cancelled. At the National Weather Service office in Romeoville, forecasters recorded penny-sized hail about 6:16 p.m., while a...
  • Semi-frozen ponds, mallard ducks and snow: A winter hike through the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook

    May I suggest the River Trail Nature Center? A helpful fellow suggested it to me at the recent Wild Things conference on the Chicago area's natural habitats and wildlife. He was one of a number of knowledgeable folks who offered to share their favorite...
  • Insurers learn to pinpoint risks -- and avoid them

    Insurers learn to pinpoint risks -- and avoid them
    NEWARK, CALIF. — Hemant Shah is in the business of creating catastrophes. The computers at Shah's Silicon Valley company, Risk Management Solutions Inc., contain mathematical models of every U.S. disaster from the 1812 earthquake that toppled...
  • Governor's ally sought tollway contract

    An Illinois doughnut mogul forged ties last year to Gov. Rod Blagojevich, through campaign donations and a real-estate deal involving the governor's wife, while seeking to expand his Dunkin' Donuts business into the state's tollway oases, according to a...