| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:57 AM
The bullet, of course, is the disastrous rollout of the government's sign-up website for federal health insurance exchanges, which has prevented countless Americans from signing up for health coverage. The dodge was graciously provided by the House...
| 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
| 3:32 PM
A grinning teenage girl confesses to the camera in a YouTube video sponsored by the Howard County Public Library that she checks her texts and emails "an inappropriate number of times a day." With a quick laugh and a shrug, she seems to say, "Who doesn't?...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 9:27 AM
Sunday is National Coffee Day, which means purveyors of joe around the country are offering scads of deals and discounts on what is arguably America’s favorite drink.
But first, some background on the beverage. Nearly 85% of American adults...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:37 PM
There's nothing like a loooong traffic light to take a commuter from annoyance to fury.
Drivers have to wait so long at some intersections that there's plenty of time to log their aggravation on the popular smartphone app Foursquare.
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Fighting back against the growing popularity of smartphone-based ride-sharing services, one traditional taxi company in Los Angeles has rolled out an app that makes it easy to summon and pay for a ride.
The app, developed by Flywheel Software Inc., a...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:08 AM
Did you miss back to school tax free weekend?
Not to worry. There are still great deals to be had before school starts. Check out these top deals:
You can find back-to-school essentials for $10 or less at Old Navy, including denim, dresses,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 7:05 PM
Restaurants, mom-and-pop shops and other small businesses often face an abundance of frustrating complications during start-up — construction delays and supply shortages being among the top obstacles.
Now, managing online presence is joining the...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Attempting an innovative shot, the Tribune photographer asked Ashton Kutcher to hold up an iPad in camera mode, but the actor said no because he can't appear to endorse an Apple product.
This made a certain amount of sense, given that Kutcher long has...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 1:05 PM
School officials laud the safety improvements that will come with a new playground at Washington Irving Elementary School, but students are assessing the new space with a different eye.
"Every time we go by and they see the different playground...
| Aug 1, 2013
Vacation, all I ever wanted. Vacation, had to get away.
The Go-Gos were referring to a relationship in their famous '80s song, but maybe they were onto something applicable for social media. If you feel like you spend a huge chunk of your time tweeting,...