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  • The Interview: Graham Dodge, founder of Sickweather.com

    The Interview: Graham Dodge, founder of Sickweather.com
    If you ever complain about a cough, cold or the flu on Twitter or Facebook, a Baltimore startup called Sickweather.com wants your tweets and status updates. The website, which launched in November, mines social networking sites using a computer...
  • Study: Harvey costliest Illinois town for speeding drivers

    Study: Harvey costliest Illinois town for speeding drivers
    There’s no good place to get a speeding ticket, but where an Illinois driver lives factors into how much more vehicle insurance will cost for up to five years after a conviction, according to a new study released Monday.   A first violation...
  • Delays plague Metra BNSF riders

    Delays plague Metra BNSF riders
    As if riders on Metra's BNSF Line didn't already know, they suffered through a dismal month of May, with 1 out of every 5 rush-hour trains running at least five minutes late, officials said Friday. The BNSF Line to Aurora — Metra's busiest with...
  • Fox River bike, pedestrian bridge under I-90 to close till late 2016

    Fox River bike, pedestrian bridge under I-90 to close till late 2016
    Pedestrians and cyclists who head across the Fox River on a bridge underneath the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (Interstate 90) in Elgin soon will have to find a different route until the end of 2016, according to Illinois Tollway officials. Construction...
  • District 112 hires new superintendent

    District 112 hires new superintendent
    In the hiring of Michael Bregy as North Shore District 112's next superintendent, the district has found an engaged educator willing to make difficult decisions, according to parents, school officials and Bregy himself. Last week, District 112...
  • OSHA launches probe of accident at snowboard park

    OSHA launches probe of accident at snowboard park
    Federal regulators have launched an investigation into a weekend accident at a snowboarding park in which a 17-year-old employee suffered a serious arm injury, the workplace agency said today. First-responders from several agencies spent about an hour...
  • 'Kinky Boots' wins big on Tony Night

    "IT IS a hopeless endeavor to attract people to the theater unless they can first be brought to believe they'll never get in." -- Charles Dickens EVEN IF you didn't see or didn't like "Kinky Boots" the fabulous show that won best musical at the Tony...
  • Tornado assistance available

    Tornado assistance available
    There are many organizations assisting victims of the tornadoes in central Illinois. Here are a few of the many ways to help: Red Cross The American Red Cross has opened shelters in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Red Cross vehicles are also...
  • Body of Crystal Lake sailor killed in Colorado movie shooting spree returns home

    Body of Crystal Lake sailor killed in Colorado movie shooting spree returns home
    Dozens of mourners gathered outside a Crystal Lake funeral home today as the remains of John Larimer were returned home after the Navy intelligence officer was killed in the Colorado movie theater shooting last week. Some mourners stood with their...
  • Chicago floods: Evacuations, sandbagging as river levels rise

    Chicago floods: Evacuations, sandbagging as river levels rise
    After wreaking havoc on the morning commute, closing schools and prompting scattered evacuations, the massive storm that dumped upwards of a half-foot of rain on parts of the Chicago area overnight is expected to continue throughout the day, with flooding...
  • Residents rescued as rivers rise and levees break

    Residents rescued as rivers rise and levees break
    With a few more rain showers and even snow flurries predicted in the Chicago area Friday, rescue workers pulled stranded residents from their flood-damaged homes while Gov. Pat Quinn declared 38 counties state disaster areas. Gov. Quinn’s office...
  • Recipes for SMIRNOFF® Iced Cake™ Flavored Vodka and SMIRNOFF® Kissed Caramel™ Flavored Vodka

    Recipes for SMIRNOFF® Iced Cake™ Flavored Vodka and SMIRNOFF® Kissed Caramel™ Flavored Vodka
    Upside-Down Cake 2 oz. SMIRNOFF® Iced Cake™ Flavored Vodka 1 oz. Orange juice 1 oz. Pineapple juice 1 top(s) Club soda Build in a Highball glass over ice and top off with Club Soda. Garnish with sprinkles, a cherry and an orange twist. SMIRNOFF®...