| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Shoppers trod carefully in January, lured into stores by retailers dangling post-holiday clearance deals but spending sparingly to balance out higher payroll taxes and lingering economic uncertainty.
Same-store sales at major retailers such as...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 3:25 PM
Gift cards are popular during the holiday season, but Chicago police today announced the arrests of two men charged with using them in a large-scale fraud operation against Target stores.
The arrests come as part of an ongoing fraud investigation...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Santa Claus arrived early for about 30 lucky children who got to go on a shopping spree Saturday morning with Chicago police officers at a Target retail store on the South Side.
The "SHOP WITH A COP" event was hosted by the Chicago Police Department and...
| Sep 7, 2010
| 2:18 PM
With frightful little creatures ringing the doorbell all evening, Halloween isn't the best time for a sit-down dinner party.
But with Oct. 31 falling on the weekend again this year, it'd be a shame to call it a night too early. So invite your friends...
| Sep 30, 2010
Arthur Penn, the three-time Oscar-nominated director best known for "Bonnie and Clyde," the landmark 1967 film that stirred critical passions over its graphic violence and became a harbinger of a new era of American filmmaking, died Tuesday. He was 88....
| Sep 27, 2011
| 1:20 PM
If the thought of making your children's costume is scarier than facing down an evil demon, relax. Do-it-yourself Halloween projects can be as involved or as simple as your skill, time and patience will allow.
We've collected no-fuss party and costume...
| Oct 14, 2010
Ice Pan is one of those places where several pop culture trends converge and form a genuinely pleasing little confectionary bubble. It is the current endpoint in a rising line of chain ice cream one-upmanship, the place where they not only mash in your...
| Aug 6, 2011
Buck Henry arguably made his showbiz debut at the age of 2, when his mother, the silent film star Ruth Taylor, took him to the Paramount lot to show him off. She denied then that she wanted him to go into movies. Sorry, Mom. Henry has become a polymath of...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Jennifer Lawrence of "The Hunger Games" looks flirty in an emerald green dress. Elizabeth Banks says her Effie Trinket costumes were "torture." Michelle Obama tries a color block look. And more....
| Oct 7, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Renee Mendez attended Harper College's annual job fair, hoping to back into the paralegal field, after taking the past eights years off to be a …...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 4:34 PM
An Orthodox Jewish school has been fighting the city of Evanston in court for two years over land it bought in the hope of expanding. …...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Retail roundup. Target hires seasonal workers, JCPenney buys Liz Claiborne, September retail sales...