| Sep 14, 2013
| 10:20 AM
LONGMONT, Colo. -- With more heavy rains expected, Colorado accelerated rescue efforts Saturday from this week’s flooding but braced for more bad news in coming days.
At least four deaths have been confirmed, but that toll could rise as...
| Sep 13, 2013
A newly formed national nonprofit seeks to become the voice of homeowners, much in the same way that AARP is the voice of consumers over the age of 50.
America's Homeowner Alliance, whose advisory board includes representatives from well-regarded...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Menards may be coming to Vernon Hills and already has some residents worried about how the store will adversely affect traffic, noise and the quality of the area.
Representatives from Menards and Bradford Real Estate presented a concept plan for the...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 3:53 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Save $10 at Macy's until 1 p.m. and Plus, I have loads of savings on fun things to do, and dining deals, too, so...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Despite the hostile reception from village residents to a proposed $50 million Wal-Mart development in Tinley Park and a "no" vote from a local school district, Mayor Ed Zabrocki intends to press forward with plans to bring in the superstore.
| Oct 14, 2013
News briefs from Lake Forest, Libertyville and Vernon Hills.
Social media launched
Lake Forest has launched The Social Media Guide for Businesses, which lists social media sites for local businesses to help them engage with customers...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:27 AM
Darien Mayor Kathleen Weaver discussed everything from the city budget to public safety during her state of the city address last week at the Carriage Greens Country Club.
In previous years, Weaver had given the address at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:20 PM
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If your thumbs are green (or if they'd like to be),...
| Sep 11, 2013
It's often said that the home of a carpenter or plumber is the place where you find a leaky roof or faucet.
Thanks to the efforts of two local service organizations, an elderly military veteran and former home builder now has a new roof on his house...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Updated for Sunday print column: I have a hate/love relationships with self-checkout lanes. I hate them because they’re often quite fussy — unexpected item in the bagging area? Again? — and, at grocery stores, it’s a pain to look...
| Sep 29, 2013
Yes, Gov. Pat Quinn lost in court Thursday when Cook County Judge Neil Cohen ruled that he could no longer withhold paychecks from members of the General Assembly as a way to pressure them to pass pension-reform legislation.
But he should play it as a...
| Sep 7, 2013
Retailers spend a lot of time, money and effort to entice you to buy merchandise in their stores. And salespeople are skilled at persuading undecided shoppers to open their wallets, even when they hadn't intended to.
That's part of a capitalist system...