| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Google Inc. is wading into the morass of same-day delivery pilots and programs rapidly collecting in the Southland, competing with e-commerce giants such as Amazon.com Inc.
In the first expansion of a test it launched in the Bay Area in the spring,...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:18 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
• A 41-year-old Orland Park man was charged with domestic battery in connection with an incident at a Mokena-area home on Jan. 13.
•A 21-year-old Chicago Heights woman was...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Reader Kurt Kuhnle posted this on the Savvy Shopper Facebook page:
"$450 worth of kids clothes for $77 at Babies 'r Us! Major score! All clearance items are $4 or less, plus there is a 20 percent off coupon for Rewards members. I think it ends tomorrow....
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:22 AM
As he talked to students at Aux Sable Middle School in Joliet, Jarrett Payton gave bullying only a brief mention, as if to show that bullies couldn't win against the greatness inside those who were listening.
He talked about his dad – the late...
| Jan 9, 2014
I first discovered digital artist Calum Jones while scrolling through my Instagram feed. As I'm always on the lookout for cool Star Wars-related images, Jones' gallery tickled me with the way he took SW action figures and re-created scenes from the...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Clearance toy aisles offer particularly good deals in the early weeks of January, but who needs more toys?
I use this time to stock up my "birthday closet."
With a 3-year-old preschooler and a 5-year-old kindergartener, birthday parties are often on...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Fresh Mex: The much-anticipated fresh casual Mexican restaurant Solita Tacos & Margaritas has opened at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach, 7631 Edinger Ave., Suite 1508. Created by the team behind SOL Cocina of Newport Beach and featuring the big flavors of...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Stressing out about a last-minute gift idea for the Trekkie, Time Lord or Jedi Padawan in your life? Look no […]...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:21 PM
The doors were open well before 9 a.m. Thursday at Spruce Home & Garden in West Hartford Center, literally wide open to the street, the way manager Mary Goodwin likes it. And markdowns were plentiful.
As light snow trickled, customers were slow to arrive...
| Dec 25, 2013
Today is the day Christians around the world celebrate one of the central miracles of the New Testament: the birth of God's son on Earth. Since then, the "miracle" bar has been lowered and the label has been secularized, attached by the media to all...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 6:43 AM
Editor's note: Jonathan Sullivan is a smart shopper living in Seattle who shares his tips related to frugal spending, budgeting, and money management.
If you're like many shoppers getting ready for gift-giving season, you scored some good deals on Black...
| Dec 20, 2013
Heading east on Turner Street, Allentown, pass 17th Street and turn right on West. The little display on your right at 114 N. West St., full of stuffed toys and extending all the way to the third floor, is a tribute to Merquis Antonio Colon, who died four...