| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:37 PM
It's the time of year to give a shout-out to our moms. Mother's Day is just around the corner.
Whether she's telling bedtime stories or making special shopping trips, carefully planning holiday traditions or wrapping birthday presents, moms are always...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress and singer Drew Sidora was born in Chicago, Ill., on this day in 1985. This birthday gal has appeared in such movies as "Mother's Day," "Step Up" and "Wild Hogs." She starred in the 2011 TV series "She's Still Not Our Sister" and has...
| Jun 1, 2014
Dear Amy: Five years ago, my husband left me for his younger co-worker. He saw our two daughters (9-year-old twins) only twice a week, and never kept them overnight.
We all survived, and my children seem happy and well-balanced today. They now see their...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I am a new college graduate, and I'm unsure how to dress for work at my new first real job. The office claims to be "business casual" — whatever that is. Can you give me a translation?
Dear K.P.: I wish! One...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:32 PM
If travel (or just a lot of walking) is in your future, you've come to the right place.
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I cannot go on my first trip to Paris without consulting you. I'm on a solo adventure and spending a little over a week. I don't want to...
| May 11, 2014
Sugar was the lure that connected Gina Howie with Bob Hartwig. Today, it is the foundation of their business and personal relationship.
The pair met in 2006, when Gina, then a 27-year-old interior designer from Marietta, Ga., enrolled in The French...
| May 11, 2014
This is the Mother's Day I finally give up on simplifying.
No longer will I subject myself to "Embrace what really matters!" articles, which I've been known to scan furiously during my son's swim lesson, which wraps up 15 minutes before my daughter's...
| May 16, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Shutterfly spent a good portion of yesterday tweeting apologies to incensed customers on its email list. Earlier in the day, the online-photo-printing company sent out a mass email congratulating people on their new arrivals. The email was part of a...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"Send Mom to the Y this weekend!"
I had to read the website's headline twice, so certain was I that this was some sort of cruel Mother's Day joke. SEND Mom to the Y? What exactly did mom do wrong that necessitated shipping her off to the YMCA, an...
| May 7, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Eat your fruits and veggies – mom’s advice sticks with us, and this Mother’s Day, return the favor and serve her a bowlful of yum that’s sweet, tart and full of good health. It’s blueberry, cantaloupe and peach season in...
| May 6, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Mother's Day is fast approaching.
How about brunch?
Here are some restaurant offerings for May 11.
Moms receive a chocolate-covered strawberry at Granite City Food and Brewery, 14035 S. LaGrange Road.
The restaurant will beef up...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Snackville Junction closing
A restaurant popular for decades because food is delivered by a model train is set to close soon after a yearlong fight over a balloon payment on its mortgage.
Snackville Junction, which opened Jan. 1, 1953, and is...